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Abby Zimet: A Sharp Turn to the Right

At the Federalist Society’s 40th anniversary gala, 2,000 aging, fearful, sectarian dinosaurs in tuxes and ball gowns applauded their sordid work holding back the tides of change and time.

November 22, 2022 · 2 Comments

Brett Wilkins: New Study Warns Declining Sperm Counts ‘Could Threaten Mankind’s Survival’

“The primary suspect,” said the paper’s lead author, “is a mother’s exposure to man-made chemicals during pregnancy.”

November 16, 2022 · 8 Comments

Abby Zimet: Concerned Collins Calls Cops On Constituents Committing Communist Chalk Crimes

Susan ‘Snowflake’ Collins was so troubled by chalk-wielding desperados who hate-crimed the (public) sidewalk outside her house by (politely) asking she protect the rights of those women that she called the cops on them – this, while her party of neo-fascists and Christian zealots works tirelessly to drag us all back to the 1300s…

May 17, 2022 · 1 Comment

H. Patricia Hynes: Abortion | What a Complex Web They Weave

Misogyny and injustice fuel the control of women’s bodies.

February 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

Barbara E. Young: Cousin Jill

I like a woman who can fall
Jack said to Jill.

September 29, 2021 · 2 Comments

Jessica Corbett: Doctor Praised for Violating Texas’ New Abortion Ban

“I hope the law gets overturned,” Dr. Alan Braid said, “and if this is what does it, that would be great.”

September 21, 2021 · 1 Comment

Claire Provost: Women Are Tougher Than Right-Wing Legislators

Did a little bird tell you that women are obedient and law-abiding, and always do what they’re told? It’s time to shoot that bird.

September 7, 2021 · 3 Comments

Bhikshuni Soma: Neither Male Nor Female

He said: How could a woman who knows no more than how to cook, clean, and make babies, possibly reach the further shore, on the way to which so many … Continue reading

May 28, 2021 · 2 Comments

Adrie Kusserow: Breathe With Me Barbie

Every day, the girls, named after the colors of cows,
pour Barbie body parts from the plastic bag

May 26, 2021 · 2 Comments

Video: What is Beauty?

From the Venus of Willendorf in 25,000 BC to Nicki Minaj in 2017 AD, how have women’s bodies been depicted in art and popular culture? Anna Ginsburg and her team of animators, ask how has the ideal of feminine beauty changed through history?

November 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Michelle Theriault Boots: Assault Was Only the Beginning of Her Trauma

Everything Mary Savage did in the hours after the attack was dissected on the witness stand, an experience so upsetting she vomited. But years later, she finds comfort knowing her testimony led to his conviction.

June 19, 2020 · 2 Comments

Sandra McPherson: Numbers 31

(in which Moses orders the rape
of 32,000 Midianite virgins)

February 18, 2020 · 1 Comment

Ramsha Ashraf: For the One Who Died in the Hands of Wrong Men

Friends were those
Who made her dance naked
with flower-bands around her wrists

October 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Ugly

but God,
doesn’t she wear
the world well.

June 23, 2019 · 1 Comment

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