Kittens, it’s Wednesday. That means we have survived a few more days, which is about as best as you can ask for these days if you gauge it by the way the world is tumblin’. Continue reading
There was much sound and fury and hyperbole and misinformation this past election year. Between old white guys telling us what to do with our vaginas and redefining rape for us to hysterically misinterpreting the Affordable Care Act, this election season was exhausting. There was just so much this year and, strangely enough, an issue that usually is at the forefront of the chatter during an election cycle was pushed back this time: potential Supreme Court nominees. Continue reading
[Trigger warning for discussion of rape.] Continue reading
Kittens, it’s Wednesday. That means we have survived another few days, which is a damn miracle if you gauge it by the news. So suck down those mixed drinks and put on a brave face: we are diving into the mid-week news, where sexism is officially dead, we’re post-racial, and like that nice little fish in the movie says, “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.” Continue reading
On Monday, January 23rd, between 15,000 and 20,000 people descended upon my fair city of Washington, DC. They weren’t here to see the museums and monuments, though I wouldn’t be surprised if a fair few of them turned this trip into a mini-vacation.
They were here to protest the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I knew that this was happening–it does every year, after all–and I’ve worked in downtown DC for five years now.
But this year, something inside me snapped. Continue reading
“We don’t have to see a Roe v. Wade overturned in the Supreme Court to end it. â€¦We want to. But if we chip away and chip away, we’ll find out that Roe really has no impact. And that’s what we are doing.” – Reverend Pat Mahoney Continue reading
Persephone crew, let’s be honest. Most of us check out the Cheap Weekend Fun section as a way to fill our hearts and minds for the very best under five bucks. While times are tight and there’s no better feeling than when you can feel like a millionaire by stretching your dollar as far as it can go, I’m thinking this weekend we can do a cheap weekend fun favor for a few folks who need some serious funds. With some serious crises out and about, one of the best ways we can spend our hard-earned cash this weekend is to help out others. Here is a list of a few places that would love your good nature. Continue reading
So you probably already heard that late Friday afternoon, the House of Representatives voted to cut all funding from Planned Parenthood. On a practical level, this isn’t so very terrifying because we can feel relatively safe in the fact the Senate will most likely shoot this bill down and, even if they don’t, Obama will most likely veto it before damage can really be done. Continue reading
Ladies, there is a serious problem brewing in Washington. Right now, the GOP is taking advantage of their House majority by trying to severely limit your access to abortion. PersephoneMag’s Meghan Williams has already covered the basics, so read all about it if you aren’t up to date. Continue reading