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    Reproductive rights | The Guardian

  • Patients in Texas clinics were waiting to get their abortions. Then Roe fell
    Providers reported ‘complete despair’ as patients with appointments only minutes away were turned awayOriginally published by The 19thPatients were in the lobby, waiting, the moment it became a post-Roe America. Continue reading...... Read more »
  • Americans take to streets across US to protest for abortion rights – in pictures
    Demonstrations have kicked off across the US after supreme court ruling to overturn Roe v Wade Continue reading...... Read more »
  • How to support abortion access in a post-Roe America
    From stocking up on abortion pills to donating to abortion funds, rights advocates share ways to support reproductive autonomyWith the right to abortion no longer nationally protected in the United States, roughly half of US states are likely to ban the procedure outright. Below, six leaders from the reproductive rights... Read more »
  • My state just banned abortion. What are my options?
    How to get financial help and access pills by mail – and how to protect yourself in this new punitive landscapeThe supreme court this week overturned Roe v Wade, the 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to abortion. Abortion restrictions of varying severity are now set to sweep across... Read more »
  • US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe v Wade
    Biden calls ruling in pivotal case Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization ‘a tragic error’The supreme court has ruled there is no constitutional right to abortion in the United States, upending the landmark Roe v Wade case from nearly 50 years ago in a rare reversal of long-settled law that... Read more »
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    Sociological Images

  • Crying Over Gochujang
    It is good to be a Korean today because the world is fascinated with Koreanness, from K-pop to K-dramas, K-movies, K-food, K-fashion, and K-beauty. It is no exaggeration to say that Korean culture has become synonymous with being cool and being hip. Things were quite different, however, not too long... Read more »
  • Happy New Year?
    As the new year brings in a new peak in COVID cases across the country, we all have a right to feel a little down in the dumps. One trend picked up by surveys earlier in the pandemic was a drop in self-reported happiness. Now, with a new year of... Read more »
  • Back to Basics: Selling Sociology
    Despite, well, everything, we are trying to get back into the classroom as much as we can at the start of a new academic year. I am scheduled to teach Introduction to Sociology for the first time this coming spring and planning the course this fall. Whether in person or... Read more »
  • VideoWork Ahead: Cones, Vests, and Masks
    A few years ago, I bought two orange traffic cones at a hardware store for twenty bucks. It was one of the best, most stress-relieving purchases I made. Parking space is scarce in big cities. In our car-centered culture, the rare days you absolutely need a large truck in a... Read more »
  • Happy Birthday, W. E. B. Du Bois!
    “W. E. B. Du Bois and his Atlanta School of Sociology pioneered scientific sociology in the United States.” – Dr. Aldon Morris I had the good fortune to see Dr. Morris give a version of this talk a few years ago, and it is one of my favorites. If you... Read more »
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    We Hunted The Mammoth

  • Not Completely Off Topic Sunday: A Musical F*ck You to five members of the Supreme Court
    On Saturday, singer Olivia Rodrigo, performing at the Glastonbury festival, offered a literal “Fuck You” to the five Supreme Court members who voted to kill Roe — by doing a duet with Lily Allen of Allen’s song of the same name. Kudos to both of them. Here’s video of the... Read more »
  • Incel on the end of Roe: “Now finally justice is served”
    Incels cheer on anything that hurts women, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they’re hailing the death of Roe with shouts of “HOES MAD” and celebratory animated emojis. When the Supreme Court decision was leaked in May, one commenter on Incels.is happily predicted that “it will destabilize whoredom.”... Read more »
  • MRAs gloat over the death of Roe v Wade, demand the “right” to not pay child support
    Today is a day of mourning and rage amongst those who believe in the rights of pregnant people. The Supreme Court ruling striking down Roe V. Wade is a massive step backward, and may presage similarly retrograde attacks on everything from contraception to gay marriage. It’s bad news all around.... Read more »
  • The end of Roe v. Wade: Open Thread
    Well, we knew it was coming. Though that doesn’t really help much. What a fucking disaster this is. Discuss, rant, post links, whatever. Here are some Tweets I thought made good points.... Read more »
  • Lesbian feminists “want to spoil women,” by encouraging them to slut it up, destroying any value they could have had for men, Reddit weirdo explains
    So over on the AntiFeminists subreddit they’re discussing the important issues of the day. Like whether or not feminism is a giant grooming operation operated by “predatory lesbians” who want all the ladies to themselves. No seriously, that’s what they’re discussing, in a thread asking the question To what extent... Read more »
The Journey of Women’s Rights: 1911-2015

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    Karen Ingala Smith

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    UK women killed by men or where a man is the principal suspect 5 January 2022: Brenda Blainey, 88, was found dead in Thornton-le-Dale, North Yorkshire. Shahin Darvish-Narenjbon, 33, has been charged with her murder. 6 January 2022: Judith Armstrong, 78, was found dead in a house in Herefordshire by... Read more »
  • Remember her too
    The speech I gave at the femicide vigil at FiLiA 2021 In the first three days of 2012, 8 women in the UK were killed through men’s violence.  Three days, 8 dead women: 3 shot, 1 stabbed, 1 stabbed and beaten so hard with her own walking stick that the... Read more »
  • Sex differences in intimate partner homicide (England and Wales) April 2009 to March 2020
    One day, people might stop asking me ‘What about the men?’ but that day isn’t here yet. This is the third time I’ve written a blog comparing sex differences in intimate partner homicide but it’s five years since the last time and so it’s time for an update. This information... Read more »
  • Truth, lies and Storytelling
    I overheard a discussion on Radio Four’s Today programme this morning (8 June 2021) that contained such a blatant piece of misinformation imparted by Benjamin Cohen, CEO of Pink News, that I felt compelled to transcribe it. Justin Webb: Just on the point about abolishing legal provisions for single sex... Read more »
  • Can we talk about the claim that since lockdown, five women a week have been killed by men in the UK, because I don’t think it’s true
    I’ve been Counting Dead Women, women killed by men in the UK since January 2012 and as one of the founders of the Femicide Census have access to records of women killed by men in the UK going back to 2009. From this, I can say that we know that... Read more »
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    Latest Articles

  • Bitch Comes to a Close
    Bitch Media has been an independent-media presence like no other. Since 1996, we have provided nuanced, thoughtful, and resonant media criticism and have never wavered from our original mission to look at popular culture through a feminist lens—and encourage others to do the same. Over the past 25 years, Bitch’s... Read more »
  • Knock It Down:
    Jenna Wortham The year 2020 revealed several uncomfortable and enraging truths, one of which was the fact that many U.S. newsrooms do not reflect the demographics and issues that they cover. The gatekeepers who have controlled our national narratives and conversations for decades remain overwhelmingly white, perpetuating cycles of harm... Read more »
  • “X” Is a Slasher Film with an Important Message about Sex Work and Pornography
    Laura LeMoon (Photo credit: Christopher Moss) Let’s be real, most of us have probably seen porn at some point in our lives. If you haven’t, you’ve definitely seen a horror movie. In the newly released slasher film X, a group of young adults take a road trip to a remote... Read more »
  • 10 Essential Books About Writing
    writing Nylah Burton (Illustration: Monika Jurczyk/stock.adobe.com) Writers have long been fascinated with themselves and their craft, seeing a wealth of material in what is seemingly a rather mundane art—merely putting words on paper, or words onscreen. But in their own reflections, which can often border on myopic, writers have developed... Read more »
  • Anonymous Instagrams Are Unionizing Staffs From Capitol Hill to Hollywood
    Instagram Sophie Hayssen (Photo credit: @dear_white_staffers) A quiet revolution began on Capitol Hill earlier this year when a handful of staffers began anonymously exposing uncomfortable truths about their prestigious workplaces: Unpaid Senate interns clocking 16-hour days. A white colleague who complained about working “like a slave.” Hill mental-health counselors ghosting clients... Read more »

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    Ms. Magazine

  • Supreme Court Displays Contempt for Women’s Rights in Unprecedented Decision
    In a cruel betrayal of the women of this country, and for the first time in the history of the Supreme Court and the United States, a fundamental constitutional right has been taken away. The opinion will have wide-ranging consequences not just for abortion access and women's health—but for rights like... Read more »
  • President Biden Condemns Supreme Court Decision: ‘This Is Not Over … Roe Is on the Ballot’
    Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court released its opinion overturning constitutional abortion rights in Roe v. Wade, U.S. President Joseph Biden delivered scathing remarks condemning the decision and announced actions he will take to ensure abortion healthcare access for all Americans. In its sweeping decision, the Supreme Court eliminated 50... Read more »
  • The Fight for Abortion Rights in Post-Roe America
    The Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jack­son Women’s Health Organ­iz­a­tion is a devast­at­ing blow. What comes next? The post The Fight for Abortion Rights in Post-Roe America appeared first on Ms. Magazine.... Read more »
  • Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade
    On Friday, June 24, the United States Supreme Court ended constitutional protections for the right to abortion. The sweeping decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturns Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey and leaves legal protections at risk for contraception, same-sex marriage and IVF. The decision... Read more »
  • Senators Introduce Bill To Protect Reproductive Health Data: ‘My Body, My Data’
    The digital surveillance threats to women’s reproductive health information are likely to escalate dramatically if the Supreme Court repeals abortion rights. U.S. Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Representative Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.) introduced the My Body, My Data Act—a federal law protecting personal reproductive health data by minimizing the information... Read more »
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    Ms. Magazine

  • Supreme Court Displays Contempt for Women’s Rights in Unprecedented Decision
    In a cruel betrayal of the women of this country, and for the first time in the history of the Supreme Court and the United States, a fundamental constitutional right has been taken away. The opinion will have wide-ranging consequences not just for abortion access and women's health—but for rights like... Read more »
  • President Biden Condemns Supreme Court Decision: ‘This Is Not Over … Roe Is on the Ballot’
    Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court released its opinion overturning constitutional abortion rights in Roe v. Wade, U.S. President Joseph Biden delivered scathing remarks condemning the decision and announced actions he will take to ensure abortion healthcare access for all Americans. In its sweeping decision, the Supreme Court eliminated 50... Read more »
  • The Fight for Abortion Rights in Post-Roe America
    The Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jack­son Women’s Health Organ­iz­a­tion is a devast­at­ing blow. What comes next? The post The Fight for Abortion Rights in Post-Roe America appeared first on Ms. Magazine.... Read more »
  • Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade
    On Friday, June 24, the United States Supreme Court ended constitutional protections for the right to abortion. The sweeping decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturns Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey and leaves legal protections at risk for contraception, same-sex marriage and IVF. The decision... Read more »
  • Senators Introduce Bill To Protect Reproductive Health Data: ‘My Body, My Data’
    The digital surveillance threats to women’s reproductive health information are likely to escalate dramatically if the Supreme Court repeals abortion rights. U.S. Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Representative Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.) introduced the My Body, My Data Act—a federal law protecting personal reproductive health data by minimizing the information... Read more »
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    Feminist Magazine

  • FM June 1, 2022 : Together Over Violence / Afrofuturism / Asset Achievers
    THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen :: FIRST …  More children die in the US from gun violence than any other reason. We talk to Patti Giggans, the Executive Director of Peace Over Violence, about Actions Over Gun Violence – what she calls the common sense applications... Read more »
  • FM May 24, 2022: CHOICE AFTER ROE
    THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen : – Kate Jessica Raphael talks about Choice After Roe.  With guests Vylma V, activist, attorney, radio producer;  Laura Weide Vyda, long-time pleasure and repro-justice activist, early and long-time member of Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights (BACORR) and Angela Hume, author... Read more »
  • FM May 11, 2022 : After Roe / Abortion ACCESS / “The Janes”
    THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen FIRST…  ACCESS Reproductive Justice is California’s only statewide abortion fund, removing barriers that exist – even in a state with strong reproductive rights. We talk to Executive Director Jessica Pinkney about their work: an info and support Healthline and their Reproductive Justice in Action... Read more »
  • FM April 27, 2022: Sima Samar on Afghan Women / author Reyna Grande
    THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen :: FIRST … Sehba Sarwar talks to Sima Samar, the former Minister for Women’s Affair of Afghanistan, about the current situation for Afghan women in education, health, and the global landscape. We hear how Samar’s family have been impacted by... Read more »
  • FM April 20, 2022 :: Missy Fuego / You Are Here – Public Art
    This week on Feminist Magazine, with host Lynn Harris Ballen: FIRST … “Talking with Meliza Bañales is like riding some amazing, brightly colored rollercoaster through the church of creativity” says the SF Storymakers Show. And it’s true! Lynn talks to Author, Advocate and Adventurer Meliza Bañales aka Missy Fuego about... Read more »
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    Feminist Majority Foundation

  • Tragic and Cruel: Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade
    The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade today in a 5-4 decision. Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal and Feminist Majority Executive Director Katherine Spillar released the following statement: “Today’s Supreme Court tragic and cruel decision to overturn Roe v Wade is catastrophic and endangers the lives and futures of millions of... Read more »
  • Afghan Women Reject Taliban Decree That Women Must Wear Head-to-Toe Coverings
    A new Taliban decree requires Afghan women to cover themselves from head to toe, and deputizes men to force women to follow the rule. In the eight months since the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan, the group has reinstated its repressive rules in full force, specifically targeting women and girls.... Read more »
  • Ketanji Brown Jackson: Making History
    Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed as the United States’ 116th Supreme Court Justice by a 53 to 47 vote in the U.S. Senate today. She will be seated as a Justice on the Court after Justice Stephen Breyer retires, which is expected this summer after the end of the... Read more »
  • Taliban Reverses Pledge and Keeps Girls Schools Closed
    Despite much anticipation, the Taliban regime announced today that girls’ schools from grades 7-12 would remain closed until they have a plan. The Taliban statement read that “we inform all girls’ high schools and those schools with female students above class six that they are off until the next order.”... Read more »
  • Equal Rights Amendment Going Strong At 50 Years
    The Equal Rights Amendment, which was 50 years ago approved by the Senate and sent to the states for ratification, received strong support today from leading Constitutional scholars. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, released today opinion letters from Laurence Tribe, Harvard Law School, Carl M.... Read more »
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    Global Media Girl

  • GGM WINS BLACK GIRLS FREEDOM FUND!
    We’re proud to be one of 68 grantee partners of the @BlackGirlFreedomFund (BGFF), an initiative of @GrantmakersForGirlsOfColor. Selected by their Grantmaking Council of Black girls, femmes and gender-expansive youth ages 14-22, these grants will support the leadership and organizing capacity of Black girls in 23 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto... Read more »
  • GGM GREECE WINS GRACIE AWARD!
    We are so honored to announce that our  Greek chapter’s documentary short film “Escape to Justice” is among the winners of 47th Annual Gracie Awards. Congratulations to the film’s team of producer/directors/editors: Eli Fazlohah Sude Faslohah Andriana Theochari Eleni Spyrou Sara Pata We want to congratulate all the inspirational women... Read more »
  • GGM GREECE HOSTS EVENING “OVER TO HER”
    Global Girl Media Greece hosts a very special evening in Athens, October 2, 2021. OVER TO HER is a podcast and video series produced by GGM Greece to promote the goals of the United Nation’s Gender Equality Forum. Six videos and an ongoing podcast celebrate the current #metoo movement, broken... Read more »
  • GlobalGirl from Greece gets credit in The Guardian
    We are proud to announce Andriana Theocaris, one of our global girl reporters from Greece worked on a photo-journalism project this summer about the devastating wildfires on the Greek island of Evia, with award-winning photojournalist Gideon Mendel. Their work garnered a huge spread in the U.K. paper, The Guardian, and... Read more »
  • 2020 ANNUAL REPORT
    We have uploaded our 2020 annual report!... Read more »

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