Links for Sexy Feminists: Falludi on Sandberg, Choice Worries, and more

Choice Worries: A graphic panel illustrates how insidiously abortion rights are being chipped away in certain parts of the U.S. And a current case in Wisconsin demands attention for raising the uncomfortable possibility that certain state laws privilege the unborn at the expense of the mother‘s current independence mental well being. Sexism and Race: A thought-provoking article in the Atlantic discusses the double whammy black women face, specifically noting that racial stereotypes work against black girls at suburban public schools. Lean In Backlash: Susan Falludi on the trouble with Sheryl Sandberg‘s bestselling book ....more

‘After Tiller’: The Lives of the Last Late-Term Abortion Doctors

On May 31, 2009, Dr. George Tiller was shot to death during a church service in Wichita, Kansas....more

Links for Sexy Feminists: Costume Play, Male Beauty, and more

Costume Play: Between Halloween and last week’s geek gathering at New York Comic Con, ’tis the season to disguise oneself. You might be saddened but not surprised to see some of the awful, creepy things that cosplayers have been told. These pale in comparison to what happened to one unfortunate soul who had her personal photo of herself as Lara Croft mocked after she accidentally left off the friendslock control on Facebook, yet she sounds empowered in the essay ....more

Charity Cases

To be charitable is to give without an expectation of something in return....more

Links for Sexy Feminists: Chris Brown, the Crossdressing Cowboy, and more

Rape Culture and Men: Chris Brown recently mentioned in an interview that he lost his virginity to a young teenage woman when he was only eight. That he brags about it rather than treating it as a sensitive issue has profound implications for how we see men and rape. Malala Fights On: A wonderful interview with Malala, the Pakistani teenager famous for having been shot by the Taliban shows her wise beyond her years and a little befuddled by her fame ....more

“Legal Limbo”

In The Trial, Franz Kafka satirizes the labyrinthine, backwards, and maddening court system by telling the story of a trial in which is utterly lacking in logic, empathy, and concern for the rights of the people....more

Links for Sexy Feminists

Shutdown Watch: Lest we forget that in the background of the Congress-driven shutdown in American government, there is still a fight against women’s equal access to healthcare. Meanwhile, female state legislators gathered across party lines to encourage Congress to resolve its issues. Women and Policy: On a different political note, check out this report on how women are faring in different U.S. states ....more

Links for Sexy Feminists: Against Rape Culture, Female Beauty, and more

Against Rape Culture: Wonderful Indian actresses team up to explain why every rape ever is the woman’s fault, and their words ring sadly true for the U.S. And it’s too bad it was needed, but this great “Missed Connections” listing calls out a serious douche for street harassment. African Feminists: Women in Rwanda are making great political gains through organized feminism, and we all could learn from them. Bringing Home the Bacon: Why there was never a “traditional male breadwinner” in most of human history ....more

Clinical Irony: Obamacare vs. Abortion Rights

Watch the above video with the sound muted....more

Links for Sexy Feminists: Hindu Goddesses, What is a Woman? and more

Goddesses Under Siege: A PR campaign aimed at raising awareness about domestic violence in...more
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