txforlife

Abortion, Shame, And Hospital Privileges

[warning: post contains discussion of molestation and sexual assault] In the September issue of Texas Monthly, Erica Grieder has a Q+A with Kyleen Wright,┬áhead of the Texans for Life Coalition. It is titled, “The Compassionate Social Conservative.” In one of her first answers, Wright says this about the new hospital privileges law regarding doctors who …

justice

Fixing Our Own Communities

(image on post is from Megan J. Smith) There are people from throughout the country who have journeyed to Ferguson, Missouri over the last nearly two weeks. Many of them journalists, many organizers in their own communities. There are some people who are probably in Ferguson because they want to put their bodies on the …

writing

So, I’m Writing A Book

I am under contract with Akashic  Books on their new Edge of Sports (Dave Zirin) imprint to write a book on college football and sexual assault. It’s due in early spring next year so I’m guessing that means a late summer publishing? I don’t know enough about any of this but coinciding with the start …

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Update

I know this space has been silent for a while now. I’ve just been very busy. So, here’s an update on what I’ve been up to. How have you been? This past week was the anniversary of Wendy Davis filibustering the omnibus anti-choice bill SB5 (which passed in the second special session under its more …

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Wayne Slater And I Are On A Panel On Monday in Austin. We’ll Be Discussing Gender And The Gubernatorial Race.

I’m not kidding. If you don’t know, Wayne Slater is the Dallas Morning News’ Senior Political Reporter. He wrote that sexist gotcha piece about Wendy Davis’ life. I responded formally at The Guardian: “Painting Wendy Davis as a bad mother is political sexism at its worst” The problem is that the Dallas Morning News article …