Monthly Archives: August 2008

The Democrats & Their Big Tent Platform – Worried?

The blogosphere and news reporting web sites have been abuzz and atwitter this week over proposed changes to the Democratic Party Platform concerning women and reproductive rights. (see entire proposed platform here) The first thing I read was Linda Hirshman’s insightful article on Slate. I got excited reading that the hated Clintonian language concerning abortion […]

The Democrats & Their Big Tent Platform – Worried?

The blogosphere and news reporting web sites have been abuzz and atwitter this week over proposed changes to the Democratic Party Platform concerning women and reproductive rights. (see entire proposed platform here) The first thing I read was Linda Hirshman’s insightful article on Slate. I got excited reading that the hated Clintonian language concerning abortion […]

Living Through Absurd Times

Health Care Inequality is Key to Abortion Rates It’s a crime that we need to expend so much energy answering the absurd charges made by anti-choicers about the rate of abortions in communities of color. Charges like – we’re waging big marketing campaigns targeting women of color, or that women of color use abortion as […]

Living Through Absurd Times

Health Care Inequality is Key to Abortion Rates It’s a crime that we need to expend so much energy answering the absurd charges made by anti-choicers about the rate of abortions in communities of color. Charges like – we’re waging big marketing campaigns targeting women of color, or that women of color use abortion as […]

I <3 Katha Pollitt

Author, poet, activist and feminist Katha Pollitt has been speaking truth to power from the pages of The Nation for almost 30 years. The Washington Post called Katha Pollitt’s ‘Subject to Debate‘ column”the best place to go for original thinking on the left.” The NYC native has won major awards for her writing – including […]

I <3 Katha Pollitt

Author, poet, activist and feminist Katha Pollitt has been speaking truth to power from the pages of The Nation for almost 30 years. The Washington Post called Katha Pollitt’s ‘Subject to Debate‘ column”the best place to go for original thinking on the left.” The NYC native has won major awards for her writing – including […]

Women Beware Parting Gift From Bush

I’ve briefly discussed Bush’s plan to deny women access to abortion and birth control before he leaves office. Since then the news has become the subject of editorial pages across the country, and I want to share one of those with you. It’s Joan Malin’s Op/Ed in the current issue of METRO – hot off […]

Women Beware Parting Gift From Bush

I’ve briefly discussed Bush’s plan to deny women access to abortion and birth control before he leaves office. Since then the news has become the subject of editorial pages across the country, and I want to share one of those with you. It’s Joan Malin’s Op/Ed in the current issue of METRO – hot off […]

Lies, Damn Lies, and California’s Prop 4

How many of you remember the story of “Nayirah,” the 15-year old Kuwaiti girl who shocked a public hearing of Congress’ Human Rights Caucus on October 10, 1990? She testified that she “saw Iraqi soldiers come into the hospital with guns. They took the babies out of the incubators … and left the children to […]

Lies, Damn Lies, and California’s Prop 4

How many of you remember the story of “Nayirah,” the 15-year old Kuwaiti girl who shocked a public hearing of Congress’ Human Rights Caucus on October 10, 1990? She testified that she “saw Iraqi soldiers come into the hospital with guns. They took the babies out of the incubators … and left the children to […]