Category Archives: activism

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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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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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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The State Of Texas Thinks You Can Get A Pap Smear At An Endoscopy Clinic

I’m jumping on the wheezing Hay Ladies! here to show that despite the blog’s superlag, I have in no way given up on writing about feminism and women’s rights in Texas. To the contrary, I’m doing more work for RHRealityCheck.org, … Continue reading

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The Next #ATXFEM Tweetup Is July 14th!

The first #ATXFEM tweetup was back in December 2011, and since then Austin feminists have been meeting just about monthly to drink cold beverages, organize with other activists and generally have a sweet time. If you haven’t been to one … Continue reading

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Democracy-Schmemocracy For Texas Health Bureaucrats; But There’s Hope!

Remember that time the Texas Department of State Health Services was all, “Hi, Tea Party Republican Rep. Bill Zedler, is there anything we can do for you in terms of passing¬†unnecessary¬†and invasive abortion reporting requirements meant to intimidate doctors and … Continue reading

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This is what an activist court looks like: Planned Parenthood once again blocked from Texas’ WHP

Remember yesterday when everyone was so happy that Planned Parenthood got temporary permission to continue participating in the Texas Women’s Health Program? Time to stop being happy: the hyper-conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled overnight that it’s an “emergency” … Continue reading

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