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News

Friday News Bites: McKinney Protests, Tony Awards, Obits + More

Greetings, all. We have some notable deaths to cover, some interesting entertainment news, and more, so let’s get started:

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This week’s dispatches has the secret to biking in a skirt without flashing the world.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This edition of dispatches is full of new blogs to read and a bunch of great videos.

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Games

An Interview with the Creators of Choice: Texas

It has been a tumultuous year for reproductive rights in this country. Too many states have passed restrictions on abortion or attempted to defund clinics and organizations associated with women’s health issues. This has caused a crisis for women’s health advocates across the nation. They have struggled to stay afloat; despite this, they are admirably […]

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International Women's Issues

Savita’s Law and the Sorry State of Reproductive Rights in Ireland

Ten months after Savita’s death, has anything changed for women in Ireland?

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Humor

GOP Men And Our “Lady Parts”

I thought the GOP hit bottom with women voters in 2012, thanks to “legitimate rape,” “binders full of women,” etc., and I was looking forward to the “new and improved” party after its public autopsy and rebranding.

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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

“Fetal Heartbeat” Bills Are the Newest Anti-Choice Fad

The assault on women’s reproductive rights never stops. It never even slows down. If there’s one thing I can commend the anti-choicers on, it’s their perseverance! Except not really, because they are set on whittling away free will and all that nice stuff.

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Crossposts

Crosspost: It Goes all Ways

“When people think they are fundamentally broken, it affects their freedom to choose.” -Mama Be Good

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International Women's Issues

Savita Halappanavar: Update

The death of Savita Halappanavar from septicemia after a prolonged miscarriage has caused shockwaves in Ireland and around the world: but if those in power were hoping the controversy would die down, they have so far been disappointed.

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Perspectives

Oh To Be Heard

[Trigger Warning]

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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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Feminism

So Much for the “Life of the Mother”: The Death of Savita Halappanavar

Last month, a young woman named Savita Halappanavar was murdered by an Irish hospital. Yes, murdered. Let’s call it what it is. I refuse to sugarcoat a topic that should be treated as honestly and straightforwardly as possible, without the anti-choice rhetoric or pleasant popular media wording. Savita Halappanavar was denied an abortion, and it […]

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Politics

Last Call For Opinionated Political Humor

With the election wrapping up (cue simultaneous sighs of relief!), I will need to channel my opinionated sense of humor into other areas. 

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Feminism

Women Finally Get Some Attention in the Presidential Debates (Plus, BINDERS!)

Looks like our complaining a few weeks ago finally got us somewhere! Not only did we get some love from Joe Biden at last week’s vice presidential debate, we got a whole new meme from this week’s standoff between former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. But like any nitpicking, want-it-all feminist, […]