Around the Dial: Blog for Choice Day round-up

Blog for Choice Day - January 22, 2006.What’s happening “around the dial”? Here’s a round-up of some of the many Blog for Choice Day participants…

Arse Poetica: “I believe in making the world a better, more equitable, safer place. I believe in trusting women. I believe that personal sovereignty and physical integrity are basic human rights. I believe with every fiber of my being that no one, nothing, no institution, no government, no husband, no father, no mother, no family, should have power over the mind and body of a competent person of free will.

DED Space: “The most chilling photo I can recall from recent history is this one—a group of privileged white men beaming over their victory in once again controlling women’s and girls’ bodies, and that was just a couple of years ago.

Jill at Feministe provides a meaty essay (which she couldn’t publish on the 22nd due to internet difficulties).

Privilege judo, “Why I’m Pro-Choice”: “this is not a place for public opinion and it is not a place for bureaucratic or administrative nonsense.

Rox Populi offers some fantastic links, “for your reading pleasure.”

Slant Truth: “Today is, as you should know, the 33rd anniversary of the Roe Vs. Wade decision. How fitting, then, that President Bush has also declared today National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2006. Now we all know that this is no coincidence. It’s just another underhanded attack on the rights of women to control their own bodies.

State of Grace, “Telling for Choice”: “I am pro-choice. I will tell you why.” And she does, in a poetic and brutally honest post.

Surfette: “In other words, I may not agree with you, but I’ll go industrial-strength loca on anyone who tries to cramp your rights.

Tennessee Guerilla Women’s contributor, Femmefire: “On a cold November day in 1971, my Mother put me on a plane to fly to New York City to get a safe, legal abortion in one of two states in which this vital health service was legal at that time. I realize that I was fortunate in that my Mother had the resources at her disposal to take me there. I was 19 years old. I was in no way ready to start my family.

The Women’s Autonomy & Sexual Sovereignty Movement: “The real goal of the NeoConservative, anti-choice movement is to stop all sex by anyone except married, heterosexual couples.

This is just a sampling of some of the articulate and emotive writings Blog For Choice Day produced. For the official wrap-up, see Bush v. Choice. A complete listing is in the pipeline.

Update: The complete list of bloggers who participated is at Blog v. Choice.

Kudos to Jessica Valenti of Feministing.com for initiating and coordinating this blog activist event.

Melinda Casino, Contributing Editor, Feminism & Gender
Sour Duck / Sour Duck's Link Blog

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