Feminism: What Does it Mean Today?

In the fall of 2007, two 23 year olds, Emma Bernstein and Nona Willis Aronowitz set out on a road trip across the U.S. to ask 20 somethings what feminism means to them....more

Justice Ginsburg Right About Roe, Wrong About Solution

Several people have e-mailed me today to ask what I thought about Ruth Bader Ginsburg's comments about the ...more

Where Common Ground Gets Shaky

First, please read for yourself Rachel Laser's "Conceiving Common Ground" over at the website RHRealityCheck (btw, if you don't already have RHRC on your bookmarked blog list, do it now; they provide exellent information and provocative ...more

Say It Isn't So, O!

They always disappoint you, these politicians. I tend to be a bit of a Pollyanna or at least a cockeyed optimist even after all these years of political involvement. And though Obama's appointments have sometimes been thrilling, sometimes worrying; I figured we needed to cut the guy some slack; he's got a mighty hard job in front of him after all, and it is critically important that he be successful. ...more

John McCain’s Wrong Answers to Working Women’s Questions—Now Give Him Your Answer at the Ballot Box

Don’t get excited. John McCain didn’t respond directly to the questions about his positions on economic and reproductive justice we (Carole Joffe and I) first put to him on Labor Day and have been asking him ever since. ...more

Palin--A Good Friend to Feminists

For years, women's issues have been suffering complacency and lukewarm responses from the media and mainstream culture in general.  Childcare, reproductive justice, fair pay and countless other issues have not rallied the forces or the show of hands needed to secure true equality for the "fairer sex". Suddenly the GOP, hardly the womb known to birth feminist activists, brings us Gov. Palin. ...more

On Labor Day, Working Women Need Straight Answers from John McCain

Dear Blogher Friends: Carole Joffe and I co-wrote this post to share our thoughts on the intersection between economic and reproductive justice in women's lives, and to inform people about John McCain's positions on this topic. What additional quesstions do you have for him? Please tell us in your comments. ...more


Repairing the Damage, Before Roe by Waldo Fielding M.D. in today's New York Times is a must read and must share. Fielding is 80; his generation of doctors knows the real stories about the injustices of illegal abortion. An excerpt: ...more