Category Archives: feminism

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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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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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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Rick Perry’s PPACA Rejection: But what does it all mean!?

As of Monday, Rick Perry wouldn’t like gazillions of dollars in federal funding to alleviate the fact that 25% of Texans–the highest percentage of people in any state–are without health insurance. In a letter to Secretary of Health and Human … 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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Preach On, Jacquielynn Floyd!

At last, Bill Zedler’s one-man-abortion-requirement-machine is getting play in the mainstream media: the Dallas Morning News picked up the story on Friday, and today columnist Jacquielynn Floyd has a scathing take on what the Zedler requirements are really about: shaming, pressuring, … Continue reading

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The Myth Of The Happily Married Woman

Regular HayLadies! readers will recall that I got married back in April; during the process, I wrote a column called Hitched! for The Frisky. The fun part is that even though I’m an old boring married lady now, they still … 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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The Texas Observer‘s Gynecological Cover

The Texas Observer‘s “getting a lot of feedback” about their most recent cover illustration. I think it’s kind of awesome. I think it could have been done without the cover lines and been even more powerful. Full disclosure, I am … Continue reading

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Best Angry Stripper Tweet Ever

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