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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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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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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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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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