White terrorists are still occupying a federal building in Oregon in relative warmth and comfort, while the internet hotly debated if #OscarsSoWhite even had any impact on black and other PoC actor success. All this and more in this week’s roundup!
This post by Kelley Calkins originally appeared on Ravishly on Jan. 22, 2015, and is reprinted with permission. A dear “happy birthday” and a hearty “goddamn, I want to build a barricade around you to protect you from the clutches of politicians who seek to render women autonomy-less chattel” go out to Roe v. Wade today!
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’.
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 […]
[Trigger warning for discussion of rape.]
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 […]
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. […]
Well now, you didn’t think being a woman was going to be easy, did you? – When Abortion Was Illegal When I was in my early twenties, I had a medication-based abortion after my birth control had failed.
“We don’t have to see a Roe v. Wade overturned in the Supreme Court to end it. “¦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
I had been planning to write a stirring defense of bureaucracy for my Thursday politics post. But then I came across this link about Ohio’s “heartbeat bill” on my tumblr dash and had to pause for a moment while my brain exploded.
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 […]
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 […]
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.