BY Intern Mary Ann in Feminizzle on Jun 15, 2012 |
Brace yourselves ladies, because things in Michigan aren’t looking so great for women these days. The state House of Representatives voted Wednesday on a dramatic anti-choice bill that would impose severe regulations on abortion clinics. While we agree it’s best for women to have access to clean and safe facilities, many Democrats in Michigan argue this bill goes beyond simple inspection requirements and instead aims to regulate the clinics out ... Read More
BY Intern Yasmin in Feminizzle on Jun 13, 2012 |
We here at BUST just received word that Lambeth Women’s Project, a U.K. organization that provides dozens of services to over one thousand women each year, is facing “unreasonable eviction” from the space they have occupied in south London since 1979. The 11 groups under LWP offer services including counseling, domestic violence support and sexual health screenings under a model that was designed to “promote diversity” and to ... Read More
BY Intern Mary Ann in Feminizzle on May 23, 2012 |
While we here in the US continue to suffer through the latest ridiculous goings-on of our own election year politics, Egyptians head to the polls today and tomorrow to vote in what is their country’s first ever multi-candidate presidential race and the first major election since long-time dictator Hosni Mubarak took a hike last winter. With thirteen people in the running, Egyptians of course have an appropriately diverse array of candidates from which to select ... Read More
BY Intern Kelsie in Feminizzle on May 07, 2012 |
The War on Women is HILARIOUS, right? Taking away women's access to affordable birth control, slinging 'slut' like there's no tomorrow, insisting that all this legislation about our ladybits is what we want. I nearly fall off my chair laughing about this stuff!
Okay, real talk, this is not a laughing matter. The political climate in this country continues to terrify us, and giggles are quite possibly the furthest reaction from our minds. Until watching this video, ... Read More
BY Intern Kelsie in Feminizzle on Apr 25, 2012 |
2012 has seen no shortage of invasive legislation that seeks to curtail women's rights. Arizona, Virginia, and Capitol Hill have all been battlegrounds in this year's fight for women's equality. It's easy to sit back, feeling overwhelmed by the political climate in this country, especially when legislators are trying to take away the basic rights feminists fought for decades ago. It's easy to think the odds are stacked against us. It's easy to talk smack ... Read More
BY Intern Tessa in Feminizzle on Mar 14, 2012 |
Once again, women’s rights are under attack. The Medicaid Women’s Health Program, a health-care program for low-income women in Texas, is in danger of losing $35 million dollars of federal funding because Governor Rick Perry won't allow any of it to go to Planned Parenthood.
This program, which funds preventative care (including cancer screenings and contraception), currently serves 130,000 women by donating to many clinics in Texas--including ... Read More
Today Sandra Fluke, the woman deemed unqualified to appear in last week's hearings, testified in support of Women's reproductive rights in a hearing organized by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. I am literally INside of LOVE with Pelosi right now!
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This is only a snippet, but Fluke made it clear that access to birth control goes ... Read More
BY Intern Maura in Feminizzle on Feb 17, 2012 |
On the website for Planned Parenthood's new action fund, the answer to "Why We're Watching" reads: "This past year, we have been witnessing the most aggressive legislative attacks on women’s health and rights in a generation." Year. It's been a year. I remember blogging about the beginnings of the right-wing attack on Planned Parenthood a year ago. I remember going to the rally that was the first response to those attacks a year ago. It seemed like ... Read More
BY shannon carlin in Feminizzle on Oct 14, 2011 |
Yesterday, the House passed the Protect Life Act, which would ban women from using federal money to purchase health care plans that cover abortions. It would also allow hospital and health care providers to refuse to provide abortions for women “if it has objections on grounds of conscience.” No matter the circumstances. Even if an ... Read More
BY Casey Krosser in Feminizzle on Sep 15, 2011 |
Do you love to knit? Well pick up that yarn and get knitting for The Birth Attendants: Prison Doula Project’s annual fundraising Knit-A-Thon. Your knitting will support The Birth Attendants and their reproductive rights advocacy services provided to imprisoned mothers. The Knit-A-Thon is throughout the month of October, but you can sign up immediately. Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive a packet with a square patch ... Read More