Monthly Archives: May 2011

Why Should Feminists Stay in the Lone Star State? To Mess With Texas.

I’ve got a piece up on RHRealityCheck today about why I think it’s important to stay in Texas if you’re a feminist, so the place doesn’t go to shit (ETA: so that Texas doesn’t go to shit. Not RHRealityCheck, which … Continue reading

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Texas Woman Beaten in New York City for Standing “Like A Man”

[Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Texas filmmaker Richard Massey, who approached HayLadies! with this story in hopes of raising money for the recovery of his injured friend and Texas-to-NYC expat Angela Gant.] “If you’re going to stand … Continue reading

Posted in activism, crime, legal issues, LGBTQ, money, personal essays, street harassment | 5 Comments

Texas Sex and Gender News Roundup

Your Texas legislators (in my head, I say that like they’re your Texas Rangers, you know, YOOOOOUUUURRRR TEXAS LEEEEEEEGISLATOOOOOOORRRRRS!) have been hard at work ensuring Texas women stay poor, unhealthy and miserable. Plus more: Contraception kills marriage: it’s science according … Continue reading

Posted in abortion, Dallas, duders, feminism, health care, houston, legal issues, media, news, parenting, politics, rape culture, reproductive health, sex industry, sexual assault | 2 Comments

We Rowdy, Loud and Proud.

It’s five years old, and it’s still the best Mavs jam ever. Take it away, PPT:

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Texas Sex and Gender News Roundup, Actually, Just One Round

So, here’s the magic secret to my Texas sex and gender news roundups: Google alerts. I have a million of them. More than one includes “abortion” as a keyword, which means I get an awful lot of “news” from sites … Continue reading

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Why The Hot Female Sex Offenders List Reinforces, Rather Than Challenges, Stereotypes

Last week, the Houston Press posted a top 10 list of the hottest female sex offenders in Texas. After an internet uproar and a Change.org petition, the writer, Richard Connelly, claimed that the piece was not ill-conceived, lazy linkbait, but … Continue reading

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Texas Sex and Gender News Roundup

Top of the Tuesday to you. France is apparently scandalized that here in the U.S., we don’t see anything wrong with charging accused rapists alongside accused drug dealers, even if the accused rapist is an international financier and the drug … Continue reading

Posted in abortion, domestic violence, feminism, health care, HIV/AIDS, legal issues, media, news, politics, rape culture, reproductive health, sexual assault, socioeconomics | 1 Comment

Texas Sex and Gender News Roundup

Here is my review of Bridesmaids, which I went to go see at Ennis, TX’s excellent Galaxy Drive-In Theatre last night: I laughed so hard I cried three different times, so go see it. Now on to the news. A … Continue reading

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Texas Sex and Gender News Roundup

Happy Friday! Thanks and congrats to everyone who signed the Change.org petition asking the Houston Press to apologize for their sexy sex offenders list–the writer issued an apology last night. But today is a new day. Full of new assbaggery: … Continue reading

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Houston Press Lists Ten Hottest Female Sex Offenders

If I were the Houston Press, and I were part of the Village Voice Media chain of newspapers currently under investigation for facilitating sex trafficking through their Backpage.com outlet, making jokes about how hot sex criminals are would not be … Continue reading

Posted in houston, legal issues, media, news, rape culture, sex industry, sexual assault, we can't even. | 20 Comments