Category Archives: feminism

BREAKING: Woman Holds Down Two Jobs

Breaking news out of Houston: a freelance writer holds down several jobs. Writer Richard Connelly–the same genius who brought the world the “Top 10 Hottest Female Sex Offenders” list, so you know he’s a super cool, progressive, thoughtful dude–discovered that … Continue reading

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Picking Apart Rick Perry’s WHP Claims: Surprise! He’s Playing Politics With Women’s Health.

This week for RH Reality Check, I look at two questions, one of which is more infuriating than the other. The first is, what will Texas’ new state-funded WHP look like? The second is, Can Rick Perry tell the fucking … Continue reading

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Can You Throw An Affordable Wedding In The Age Of The WIC?

In this week’s Hitched column for The Frisky, I ask the question: can you actually have an affordable capital-W-wedding in the age of the Wedding Industrial Complex? Because Patrick and I sure are trying. I assumed it couldn’t be┬áthat hard … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Texas Women’s Health Program

By the end of April, the Texas Women’s Health Program will either be a thing of the past or a shadow of its former self, as I report today for RHRealityCheck.org. No matter what any Republican tells you, the Obama … Continue reading

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I’m On San Francisco Public Radio Today!

If you’re in San Francisco, tune into 91.7 FM for Your Call at 10 am today, wherein I’ll be on the radio show talking about reproductive rights, joined by Jodi Jacobson from Reproductive Health Reality Check. You can also listen … Continue reading

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I love my dad, but I don’t want him to give me away.

In this week’s Hitched column for The Frisky, I write about how I understand that people see the “giving away” part of a wedding ceremony as adorable and sweet, but for me, it’s too rooted in traditions of ownership to … Continue reading

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On The Privilege of Marriage

In this week’s Hitched column for The Frisky, I wonder if maybe it isn’t the gays! and feminism! and contraception! that’s killing marriage in America, but capitalism. Specifically, a Wedding Industrial Complex that says you’re not really married unless you … Continue reading

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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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