Julie Driscoll: The anti-choice industry has learned that deception and lies and astonishingly misleading medical information about abortions (abortions cause breast cancer! you’ll never bear children again! you’ll grow hair on your palms!) works just as well as the truth.
Dan Bluemel: Women’s rights advocates entered a Walgreens pharmacy this week in downtown Los Angeles to protest the Obama administration’s efforts to restrict access to the emergency contraceptive commonly known as the morning-after pill.
Feminism Poison Pill – what good is a Women’s History Month if we don’t bother teaching women’s history in the first place? #LibCrib #UniteBlue
Tom Gasparoli: Where are the men across America – of either party or independent-minded guys – rallying to keep their wives, daughters, mothers, sisters, and children safer from the violence perpetrated by abusers?
Steve Hochstadt: Alison Bechdel published a comic strip entitled, “The Rule” in 1985 that sets a standard to determine if a movie is worth watching. The Bechdel test is just a reality check for whether a film portrays life as we know it.
Carolyn Sufrin: Despite its unanimous passage in the legislature two years in a row, Governors Schwarzenegger and Brown have vetoed the bill, disregarding the recommendations of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Medical Association.
Dave Zirin: I’m sure it’s tempting to look at today as an advance for women in sports. But it’s very difficult think that today’s national celebration of a multi-billionaire and a war criminal has anything to do with women’s liberation.
Sikivu Hutchinson: In the American imagination, Black women are the poster children for disreputable irresponsible motherhood and Latina “illegals” a close second.
Michele Waslin: VAWA is an important piece of legislation that deserves to be free from partisan battles over immigration issues.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Until we change the self-hating mindset of many young black women, silence—as the HIV/AIDS activist saying goes—does equal death.
Brent Budowsky: If the Supreme Court throws out the healthcare law as unconstitutional it will foment a powerful political backlash and escalate the judicial front in the war against women.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Its going to take more than seeing a fellow woman on the presidential ticket to woo Independent and Democratic leaning women, but then again didn’t the GOP already learn that lesson?
Jasmyne Cannick: why have these two female powerhouse organizations been missing in action on the two Los Angeles talk radio hosts who offended women, particularly Black women, when they called Whitney Houston a “crack ho” three days after her death?