The D.C. measure at issue is the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act. Passed last year by the D.C. Council and signed into law in January by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D), the measure broadens the definition of discrimination to include an employee’s reproductive health decisions. Under the law,…
Today's the day in 1973 that the Supreme Court issued its decision that the right to privacy extends to a woman's decision to have an abortion. In reading up on it, I found it interesting that the court explicity rejected a "fetal right to life" argument, and deemed abortion a fundamental right, requiring laws…
I haven't posted in a few months, and I'm not sure if anyone here even recognizes me anymore. I've missed GT during my social media hiatus, and look forward to reemerging from my pregnancy & new mom hiatus. For those who did follow my story, my rainbow baby came into the world on 10/15/14 - 14 months after my…
Recently elected Premier Brian Gallant: "We have identified the barriers and are proceeding to eliminate them in order to respect our legal obligations under the Supreme Court of Canada ruling and the Canada Health Act regarding a woman's right to choose."
If we really do want to open a fake fake abortion clinic we'll need to raise money. I believe that happens on these here tubes in the forms of crowd sourcing accounts and fake websites and the like. This would be fun, but people could trace the money back to us. That would make siphoning off conservative money…
Katha Pollitt is a longtime columnist at The Nation, where her funny and sharp editorials have won her awards and much acclaim. She's also a celebrated poet. This week she has a new book out, Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights. It's getting raves everywhere.
This is just some simple class jamming to fuck with people trying to steal the right to bodily autonomy from half of the population. I'm sure you've read about fake abortion clinics. They're the "pregnancy crisis centers" that use your tax dollars to help steal your rights; I want us to steal their money.
"There's a vast feminist industrial complex that is addicted to institutionalized panic." Also, WHAT ABOUT MEN?
If you want to get an idea of what one of the newer Jezebel staff writers is like, here is Jia writing about Shark Tank.
Science of Us is a relatively new feature from NYMag, and they've been covering a lot of women's issues this week, along with NY Mag's ovaries week. It's worth a look. Here are most of the stories from this week.
Richard Dawkins is at it again. This time he is making pronouncements on what women should do if they find out they are pregnant with a child with Down Syndrome.
This month, a Senate committee held a hearing on whether to halt the growing number of state laws reducing access to abortion services in the name of protecting women's health. The "expert" testimony revealed just how much these laws rely on fringe science and discredited research.
Jay Michealson argues that a major reason that LGBT rights have gained so much ground over the past 10 years while women's rights have devolved is that the activism for women's rights has very much played to the base while LGBT activism has very much gotten all warm and fuzzy and palatable to the middle.
It's fucking absurd that this is even necessary, but thankfully, this woman is doing her bit to help keep women informed.
The modern religious right formed, practically overnight, as a rapid response to the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade. Or, at least, that's how the story goes. The reality, Randall Balmer, a Dartmouth professor writing for Politico Magazine, says, is actually a little less savory to 21st century…