Category Archives: feminists & feminism

Drive-By Sexist Click-Bait from the Houston Chronicle

Today’s New York Times features a graphic showing that so far, just over half of the women running for Congress this year lost their primary races. The fewer women who run, and the fewer who win, the longer it will take … Continue reading

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I Am Not Your Female-In-Character Assistant

Men of the world, take note. As long as you have opposable thumbs and minimal brain activity, you have all of the tools you need to solve your problems. Continue reading

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Five (More) Ways to Help Planned Parenthood If You Barely Have Any Money

I just saw an annotated listicle (is that what it’s called when it is a list with a paragraph or so plus an illustration for each numbered item?) on Bustle about 10 ways to help PP even if you’ve got a … Continue reading

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To The Gaslamp: Don’t Use Me As Your Excuse to be Racist

I’d like to make one thing especially clear. Do not use me to justify your discrimination. Continue reading

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$6K in Six Days to Fund Molly Ivins Documentary

Molly Ivins died eight years ago. Why should you care? And why should you even consider kickstarting a documentary about her life and work? Eminently quotable, and made to be memed, Molly’s folksy writing and wry speeches, deceptively simple, were … Continue reading

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Another Assault on Poor People – Cutting Title X

So, the assault on access to healthcare for low-income people continues, courtesy of the radicals in Congress: House Republicans released a budget proposal this week that would eliminate funding for the Title X program, a decades-old network of family planning … Continue reading

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Today in Official Sexism Promotion in Texas

I had to clarify we’re talking about today, because yesterday, we were talking about the City of Austin training on how to work with women once they defy all logic and expectations and manage to get elected to office. Today, … Continue reading

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