BY Laurie in Feminizzle on Jan 23, 2009 |
Today Obama lifted the gag order on international groups that offer counseling and abortions to women in other countries. According to a Planned Parentood statement, in the pat 8 years, 'Clinics have closed, contraceptive supplies have dwindled, and women were left without basic and critical health care services. As a result, there were more unwanted pregnancies and more unsafe abortions. Today, one woman dies every minute of every day due to pregnancy related ... Read More
BY Emily Rems in Feminizzle on Jan 22, 2009 |
On this day 36 years ago, the Supreme Court made a landmark decision protecting the right to choose for all American women, and that right has been challenged and threatened ever since. Here's hoping that the new administration that began on Tuesday will keep our best interests at heart, and will begin to undo the eroding of our reproductive freedoms that has occurred over the last three and a half decades. One important way Obama's team can do this, is to strike ... Read More
BY Maggie in Feminizzle on Jan 21, 2009 |
Yay!! The Senate voted 94-2 for Hillary Rodham Clinton to become
US Secretary of State.
Clinton came a long way from her freshman year at Wellesley College, serving as president of the Wellesley Young Republicans. Don't ya ... Read More
BY Maggie in Feminizzle on Jan 20, 2009 |
Tonight I thought of Lorraine Hansberry, author of 'A Raisin in the Sun' and songstress, Nina Simone. Simone co-wrote the song and tribute to Hansberry and the Civil Rights movement 'To Be Young, Gifted and Black.' I imagined that these two very talented women, activists and friends would have spoken and sung at the inauguration with joy and amazement!
Lorraine Hansberry ... Read More