Rally for Choice Las Vegas: Press Release

I’ve tried to send this out to everyone I can think of, but just in case I miss anyone I’m posting it here, too. You can find the national press release here. ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** Rally for Choice Las Vegas joins National Walk for Choice 2011 Rallies Locals to rally Feb. 26 for Rally for…

Rally for Choice Las Vegas!

Plans are under way for Rally for Choice Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 26, at noon! This is part of the national, grassroots Walk for Choice campaign happening everywhere this Saturday! (We’re not walking.) This event is in response to the GOP-led House vote to defund Planned Parenthood by denying them family planning funding under…

Now is the time for courage

Even as one of the biggest Uterus Politics battles over women’s reproductive freedom plays out in the House, I am moved by California’s Rep. Jackie Speier. During debate over an amendment to defund Planned Parenthood (a vote is scheduled Friday) — by barring the agency from receiving federal Title X funds which are designated for…

Call your rep to save Planned Parenthood

If you haven’t already, please take the time to call your representative to lobby to save Planned Parenthood from proposed Title X cuts! Even though Title X funds already cannot be used for abortions, conservatives are aiming to end all services provided by Planned Parenthood. Only 3% of Planned Parenthood’s services are for abortions, according…

From The Tired Feminist: Exploring Feminist Motherhood Series

If you haven’t been reading my other blog, The Tired Feminist, you might have missed the 6-part Exploring Feminist Motherhood series. Trust me, it has a lot less to do with Diaper Genies and a lot more to do with feminist discussions that came up during The Sin City Siren Book Club, where we discussed…

Family Practice Part 3: The Long View

For the third and final chapter of the Family Practice series (Part 1, Part 2) I want to talk about the long view on contraception and family planning. How does parenthood (or the desire to never have kids) change our goals regarding contraception? And what about that ubiquitous question: When are you having another baby?…

This week: #DearJohn, Big Ben, clean girls and High School Feminists

Here are some stories that I couldn’t let go by without comment: The “forcible rape” component of HR3 was removed, but the bill is still alive and looks to codify dangerous anti-choice legislation. The #DearJohn fight is not over. Conflicted about The Superbowl featuring star quarterback who has two allegations of sexual assault within the…

The Rape Nazis

Are you cringing at the title of this post? Well… Good! You should be! Because the new GOP-led Congress is putting its full weight and attention right between your legs — looking for any way possible to take control of a woman’s reproductive rights! (Another working title for this post was, “Dr. HappyRape, or How…