Monthly Archives: September 2007

Three cheers for the Gov.

Late yesterday we learned that Governor Spitzer has refused federal funding for flawed abstinence only until marriage programs! Beginning October 1, the State will redirect state funds to comprehensive sex education programs. Joan Malin, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of NYC hailed the move as “a break through moment for the health and well-being […]

Genital Mutilation…

No blog yesterday due to technical difficulties, so today I will blog about yesterday’s NYT story: In Egypt, a rising push against genital cutting. The article opens with a heartbreaking story about a young girl who died after having her clitoris removed. The government shut down the clinic, a move that was greeted with outrage […]

Genital Mutilation…

No blog yesterday due to technical difficulties, so today I will blog about yesterday’s NYT story: In Egypt, a rising push against genital cutting. The article opens with a heartbreaking story about a young girl who died after having her clitoris removed. The government shut down the clinic, a move that was greeted with outrage […]

So out of the mainstream

Man, I keep finding myself at odds with my feminist blogging colleagues. Take the latest Southwest airlines issue. Yes, I think it was wrong to try to prevent someone from flying because of how she was dressed. I think was wrong to embarrass her. But I’m having a tough time getting riled up about the […]

So out of the mainstream

Man, I keep finding myself at odds with my feminist blogging colleagues. Take the latest Southwest airlines issue. Yes, I think it was wrong to try to prevent someone from flying because of how she was dressed. I think was wrong to embarrass her. But I’m having a tough time getting riled up about the […]

Another dead woman

Back on August 13th, I blogged about the disturbing number of women who had been killed by their boyfriends. Let’s add another tragedy to the mix. Over the weekend, a 27 year old Brooklyn woman was shot dead in front of her daughter after bailing out her boyfriend — who was in jail for violating […]

Another dead woman

Back on August 13th, I blogged about the disturbing number of women who had been killed by their boyfriends. Let’s add another tragedy to the mix. Over the weekend, a 27 year old Brooklyn woman was shot dead in front of her daughter after bailing out her boyfriend — who was in jail for violating […]

Rudy, Roe and Reproductive Rights

An Opinion article in today’s New York Times suggests that the election of Rudy Giuliani would hasten the overturning of Roe, and send the question of a woman’s right to access abortion services back to the States. It’s a scary scenario that the writer portrays, but at it’s core as disingenuous as you can get. […]

Rudy, Roe and Reproductive Rights

An Opinion article in today’s New York Times suggests that the election of Rudy Giuliani would hasten the overturning of Roe, and send the question of a woman’s right to access abortion services back to the States. It’s a scary scenario that the writer portrays, but at it’s core as disingenuous as you can get. […]

Know-Nothing Activism

Many thanks to Amanda Marcotte for posting the below article on the RH Reality Check Blog. Amanda’s piece gets to the heart of the total absurdity of anti-choice zealots aggressively interfering with a woman’s right to obtain contraceptive services. I will never understand the rigid stance that anti-choicers take in trying to deny both abortion […]