Category Archives: domestic violence

The Good Doctor No More

If you live in Houston, you’ve heard a little bit about the Brown criminal trial. Many Houstonians know (Dr.) Michael Brown from the many billboards that tote the Brown Hand Center, or the commercials in which Michael Brown promises to … Continue reading

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Texas Sex And Gender News Roundup

Let’s kick off Monday with something that, if you missed on Friday, will make your heart squeal with joy. And then on to the rest of the sad. Always the sad. Dallasite Nancy Upton balls it the fuck up with … Continue reading

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Texas Sex and Gender News Roundup

Hey, the great thing about a three day weekend is that it means a four-day work week. Now, here’s some occasionally very depressing news related to sex and gender in Texas: The “Petticoats and Slide Rules” exhibition at the Women’s … Continue reading

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Does The Strip Club “Pole Tax” Perpetuate Rape Myths?

Last week, the Texas Supreme Court unanimously upheld a $5 tax on patrons of strip clubs as constitutional. The tax goes to sexual assault agencies and health programs for the poor. My inner feminist opines: why is the all-Republican, conservative … Continue reading

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Why Punishing People Doesn’t Make Us Great Texans

[Readers, please welcome Katherine Craft to Hay Ladies! She’s an Austin-dwelling activist who runs a badass theatre program for incarcerated women. In this guest post, she talks about why Texas’ “Don’t Mess” image shouldn’t be a point of pride if … Continue reading

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Texas Sex and Gender News Roundup

Let’s see if I remember how to do this. Grand Prairie man who shot and killed his family at his son’s 11th birthday party was “eerily calm” before the crime. The intrepid trend-spotting reporters of Tyler, TX have discovered this … Continue reading

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Protecting Pets Against Domestic Violence: Looks Good For Lawmakers, But It’s A Drop In The Bucket

[Ed. Note: Readers, please welcome to HayLadies! our newest contributor SGB. SGB immigrated to Houston, Texas when she was eight years old. Since then, she’s realized she’s a Texan at heart. She found her inner feminist at Texas A&M University … Continue reading

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