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About andrea grimes

Andrea is a journalist living in Austin, TX. She has a master's degree in anthropology and did her thesis work on gender and stand-up comedy. Seriously. Also, she has a bunch of cats. Three of them. Is three a bunch? Discuss.

We Cannot Choose Our Way To Gender Equality

(This post is because I have more to say about this.) REMOVING PUBIC HAIR HAS ITS ROOTS IN SEXIST TRADITIONS. EVEN THOUGH I AM A SPECIAL SNOWFLAKE WHO HAS ZIR OWN SPECIAL SNOWFLAKE REASONS FOR DOING IT. TAKING A HUSBAND’S … Continue reading

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Pflugerville ISD Caves To Pressure From Right-Wingers Over Domestic Partner Benefits

Because backwards, right-wing religious zealots who hate equality and freedom are the most important people in the world and must be accommodated at every possible turn, the Pflugerville Independent School District–it’s a northern suburb of Austin–has said it will reconsider … Continue reading

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Austin Feminist One-Year Anniversary Tweetup Saturday 12/1 With The Lilith Fund!

Austin feminists and allies, please allow me to cordially (OR NOT SO CORDIALLY IN ALL CAPS) invite you to tomorrow’s joint #ATXFEM/Lilith Fund tweet-up and happy hour! Our first tweet-up, at which the #ATXFEM hashtag was born, was December 3, … Continue reading

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CultureMap Dallas Launches With Victim-Blaming “Crime News” Story And Self-Righteous Response To Criticism

Anyone who follows me on Twitter will note that I occasionally rag on CultureMap Austin, a publication I actually wrote one piece for back when it launched in 2011. (Relive the memories!) CultureMap–there’s a Houston, Austin and now, Dallas, version–is … Continue reading

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Texas Continues To Play Ping-Pong With Low-Income Women’s Health

Despite claims that the new Texas Women’s Health Program–the state program built so that Governor Perry and conservative legislators can pontificate about banning abortion “affiliates” from participation–would launch November 1st with a stable full of providers ready and willing to … Continue reading

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Just throwing this out there.

So, I’m reading this CultureMap Austin roundup of the most “motivational” quotes from the Texas Conference for Women in Austin this week. Some of the choice selections: “Women have a graduate degree in taking things personally.” “Men don’t know how … Continue reading

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Rick Perry Digs Mitt Romney’s Stance On Abortion. But Which One?

If Rick Perry is cool with your stance on abortion, chances are you’re not a moderate. Chances are you believe, like Rick Perry, that Roe v. Wade is “shameful,” that Planned Parenthood does harm, that women can’t be trusted to make good decisions about their … Continue reading

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