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News

Friday News Bites: Umpqua Shooting, Waters of Mars + More

Greetings, everyone. It’s Friday once again, so let us take a look at some of the things happening over the past week.

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News

Friday News Bites: Next in LGBTQ Equality, Who is Burning Black Churches + More

Greetings, Persephoneers. My deadline didn’t quite catch the amazing news last Friday that the US Supreme Court declared marriage equality to be the law of the land, but with the whole of the Internet exploding in rainbows and discussion, let’s move on to what’s next in the fight for LGBTQ equality:

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News

Friday News Bites: Teenage Brains! Supersized Saturn! Lady Ghostbusters!

Happy Friday, everyone! In addition to all the sciencin’ and entertainment news, we have some politics-related stories to cover, so let’s get started:

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News

Friday News Bites: Police Misconduct, Human Rights + More

Greetings, Persephoneers. We have a varied roundup of news stories this week, but still quite a bit about police misconduct. Let’s get started, and we’ll end on an up-note, I promise.

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News

Friday News Bites: Animals! Marriage! Space! Oh My.

Happy Friday, everyone! We’ve got an oddball assortment of stories I found interesting, plus some great new developments on the marriage equality front.

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News in Europe

News in Europe: VE Day

Greetings, citizens, from the land that knows no spring (I’m *this* close to getting the phrase patented and internationally recognized)! It’s VE Day today (Liberation Day where I come from), so spare a thought for those who made this Europe possible. Meanwhile, its story is moving on, and like I said before, history likes to […]

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Perspectives

Adventures in Clinic Escorting

A few months ago, I decided I would put my reproductive rights rhetoric into some action and started looking into opportunities for clinic escorting and general volunteering in the arena of women’s health and rights. The Supreme Court is currently reviewing a case that challenges the buffer zones around abortion clinics on the grounds that […]

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Op Ed

The Abortion Rights Freedom Ride: Can We Not?

There are better ways to push for reproductive freedom without appropriation and wasting money.

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News

News in Asia: A Brief Overview of Abortion Rights in Asia

Abortion rights and women’s reproductive health have been a prominent topic in the U.S. and European media lately. In the States, there was an epic political showdown in Texas as Democratic legislators fought to prevent the passing of a highly restrictive law that would shut down the majority of clinics that provide abortion and other […]

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Feminism

The El Salvadoran Government is Killing Beatriz

Just months after the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar, another young woman is set to die from anti-choice policies. After weeks of fighting for the abortion that would save her life, a woman going only by the name of Beatriz was denied the procedure by the El Salvadoran Supreme Court on Wednesday of this week. Savita’s death […]

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Feminism

Bro-Choice is Feminism for Bros Too Cool for Feminism

It really seems like putting “bro” in front of everything is the new, cool thing to do, doesn’t it? And by new and cool, I of course mean “totally obnoxious.” Now imagine someone taking the term “pro-choice,” adding a Keystone Light and a backwards baseball cap, and you have Bro-Choice.

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Feminism

Pro-Choice is About More Than Reproduction

Everyone should make their own health decisions, whether or not the vajay is involved.

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International Women's Issues

Begging for Our Lives: Savita and Ireland

She was thirty-one and 17 weeks pregnant: a dentist, living in Galway with her husband Praveen. She went to hospital with pain in her back.

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Persephone Birthday

Best of P-Mag: I am Pro-Life and I Vote… Pro-Choice

With all of the Takedowns and Dr. Laura posts, it was hard to make my selections for Best of P-Mag not become the Best of Susan. But this post is one of my favorite things that she’s written. It’s a really well-done, thoughtful, and nuanced look at the ongoing debate between pro-life and pro-choice. This […]

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Life

The Courage of My Convictions

I have a big mouth. I have a loud mouth. This tends to get me into trouble on occasion.