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Majid Naficy: The Day Chador Is Not Forced 

The day will come when my sisters
No longer wear forced chadors.
Let that day be in summer
So that we can go for a picnic.

October 5, 2022 · 7 Comments

Abby Zimet: He Who Hath Not A Uterus Should Shut the Fucketh Up – Fallopians 13:13

On a good day for duplicitous zealots peculiarly fixated on controlling women’s bodies, Lindsey Graham, a childless, partnerless ghoul who’s never experienced any pregnancy welcome or not, proposed a nationwide abortion ban backed only by a tiny, rabid minority…

September 16, 2022 · 8 Comments

Edna St. Vincent Millay: “Oh, oh, you will be sorry for that word!”

Was it my enemy or my friend I heard,
“What a big book for such a little head!”
Come, I will show you now my newest hat,
And you may watch me purse my mouth and prink!

August 26, 2022 · 12 Comments

Zane McNeill: How to get involved in the mass mobilizations erupting after Roe overturned

While protest didn’t change the court’s decision, advocates are refusing to allow a right-wing court to imperil access to reproductive healthcare and are beginning to organize across the nation.

June 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, et al: The Current US Supreme Court Is Not Constitutionally Legitimate

Dobbs puts at risk any rights that were not already in place more than 150 years ago when the 14th Amendment was ratified.

June 26, 2022 · 1 Comment

Linda C. McClain, Nicole Huberfeld: Roe Overturned | What you need to know about the Supreme Court abortion decision

The ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization – handed down on June 24, 2022 – has far-reaching consequences.

June 25, 2022 · 2 Comments

Robert Lipsyte: Where Are the Men?

I realized then that I was watching a raid. I felt ice water in my veins as I hurried to a telephone booth from which I could observe the cops closing in on the doctor’s office. What should I do? Warn the doctor? Less than an hour had passed since Maria had gone inside. If they aborted the abortion now, would that spare them criminal charges?

May 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I a Woman?

I could work as much and eat as much as a man – when I could get it – and bear the lash as well! And ain’t I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother’s grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain’t I a woman?

February 4, 2022 · 3 Comments

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

Video: Exposed

Ingrid, a young drama student, finds herself in the middle of an increasingly uncomfortable situation, as her ensemble and the play’s director discuss whether she should be performing a full-frontal nude scene. Magnus, once a promising theatre director who is now trying to get his career back on track, awkwardly navigates the discussion in the wake of MeToo.

November 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

Yifat Susskind: Three Lessons to Chart a Path Forward in Solidarity With Afghan Women

This time we can stand with Afghan women on their own terms, by asking them what they want and working hand-in-hand with them to support their leadership and meet their communities’ needs.

September 30, 2021 · 1 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

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