BY Lisa Kirchner in Feminizzle on Apr 16, 2010 |
If you've never seen this clip before, you need to watch it now. This Fergie Oliver guy makes any Bob Packwood or Bob Barker look like a kitten. Crack all the Catholic priest jokes you want (except that they tend toward little boys), but I'm rooting for the little girls. Check these chicks OUT. They aren't having any of it. Especially (and by this time I hope you've clicked on the clip and disinfected yourself) the one who isn't willing to kiss him even if ... Read More
BY Katie Oldaker in Feminizzle on Apr 14, 2010 |
Nebraska has passed two pieces of ludicrous anti-choice legislation this week. The first bill, which Republican Governor Dave Heineman signed into law on Tuesday, requires doctors to screen women before they have abortions, to make sure they’re not being “pressured” into doing so, as well as to make sure they will not have any physical or mental problems after the abortion. Oh, and it gets worse.
The second bill, also signed into law on Tuesday, ... Read More
BY Bette Bentley in Feminizzle on Apr 13, 2010 |
Every minute one woman dies as a consequence of complications during birth or pregnancy. That's more than 500,000 women a year, 1 woman every minute of every day. These women do not die of diseases that can't be treated or complications that can't be prevented. They die because societies have yet to determine that their lives are worth saving.
1 out of 8 women in Sierra Leone die as a result of this! The United States is also facing this maternal ... Read More
BY Katie Oldaker in Feminizzle on Apr 12, 2010 |
Some good news today: the US Department of Justice has increased funding for several offices and programs dedicated to ending violence against women. Attorney General Eric Holder delivered the news in a press conference this morning as part of the Sexual Assault Awareness Month program.
Holder said: “The President’s most recent budget is a testament to your efforts -- and to his focus on reversing current trends. For Fiscal Year 2011, an increase of ... Read More
BY Liza in Feminizzle on Apr 07, 2010 |
Have you seen Bristol Palin's new pro-abstinence-only commercial?
Now, there's nothing wrong with encouraging kids to hold off on sex until they're ready to take all necessary precautions against pregnancy and disease, but there's something a little off about this ad. She could be making a valid point (that the resources she has available to her make her life as a teen mom easier than it is for most other teen moms), but something about it just smacks of elitism. ... Read More