Monthly Archives: February 2012

Update: The Plight Of The Married Woman Still Pretty Much A Plight

[Ed. note:┬áLast week we reposted a piece by Nan about her frustration with the North Texas PBS affiliate, KERA, which thanked her for her donation by, well, erasing her by privileging her husband’s name over her own. They blamed it … Continue reading

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Two! Two! Two New Hitched Columns! On Grooms and Disasters.

I’m too busy with wedding bullshit to write my wedding blog (58 days to the wedding, holyfuck) but I’m still writing my Hitched column for the Frisky, so I’ve got two new ones for you: first, there’s my take on … Continue reading

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Breaking News From The Mo’Fuckery And Bullshit Desk

I don’t know, I guess all women’s health news should just be reclassified through the Mo’Fuckery And Bullshit Desk. Emily Ramshaw at the Texas Tribune reports that Texas has now officially banned Planned Parenthood from receiving federal women’s health funds … Continue reading

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The Plight of the Married Lady

[Ed. note: This post by contributor Nan originally appeared “In honor of Valentine’s Day,” on her blog, Behind the Times. She’s graciously allowed us to repost it on Hay Ladies! Thanks, Nan.] Dallas’ public radio station, KERA, recently ran a … Continue reading

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Backlash Against Forced Transvaginal Ultrasound Laws Gain Steam

Irin Carmon over at Salon addresses the increasing political and pop-culture backlash against forced transvaginal ultrasound laws, which we are all too familiar with now here in Texas. (Well, we’re familiar with the laws, less so the backlash, since ugh, … Continue reading

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Breaking News From The Mo’Fuckery And Bullshit Desk

First, the goodish news: ultrasounds don’t actually do shit to coerce women not to have abortions, they’re just a stupid hassle. From the American Independent: But as more states inject mandatory ultrasound policies into their abortion laws, a group of … Continue reading

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Hitched: What Does It Mean To Be A Wife?

In this week’s “Hitched” column for The Frisky, I wonder on the question, “What does it mean to be a wife?” For me, the term “wife” isn’t a necessarily positive one. And yet here I am on a one-way track … Continue reading

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