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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, head 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 …

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Wendy Davis Was One Of Many

I love Wendy Davis! I want her to be my governor. I am proud of what she did this summer. But this? .@WendyDavisTexas "showed just how much one person can do." —@ariannahuff — The Texas Observer (@TexasObserver) October 17, 2013 This is not okay. Thousands – THOUSANDS – of Texans worked together this summer to …

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The Failure Of The NCAA To Fight Sexism

[Content note: rape] Yesterday at The Atlantic, I had a long piece about two different ways that the NCAA fails to fight sexism: by allowing programs to continue using hostesses in the recruiting process and by failing to adequately punish programs where players commit sexual assault (and even punish programs where coaches help cover up …

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Where We Go From Here… #HB2

People want to do stuff. People are itching to be active, to participate, to rally, to…DO. Everyone is going to have their own opinion on what we should be DOING at this point. And I’m great with that. The fact is, we should all be doing whatever we are comfortable with, what we have the …

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On “Free Abortion On Demand Without Apology”

The credit for the image on this post goes to Astropress. You can also find them on FB, Tumblr, and at their Etsy store. MORE UPDATE: @StephHerold @scATX the piece was a 500 word polemic targeting mainstream messages on repro rights -not meant to be instructional (1/2) — Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) August 28, 2013 @StephHerold …