Archive for 'Women's Rights'
You may recall Sarah Silverman’s 2012 video on restrictive voter ID laws.
Now she’s back (with JC himself) in a video on restrictive abortion laws. Texas gets a special shout-out.
Posted: January 23rd, 2014 under Women's Rights.
As expected, the State of Texas (Rick Perry, governor) appealed the ruling of a federal judge that blocked key parts of the states restrictive abortion law from taking effect.
The result: A third of the abortion clinics in Texas can no longer perform the procedure starting today.
A panel of judges at the 5th Circuit Court of [...]
A federal judge has blocked key parts of Texas’s restrictive new abortion law from taking effect– the law that State Senator and candidate for governor Wendy Davis filibustered against last June.
Lee Yeakel, the judge who made the ruling, was appointed in 2003 by “pro-life” President George W. Bush– a fact which I imagine will [...]
This looks like a programme well worth watching.
Leyla Hussein, a campaigner and mother, was cut when she was seven years old.
Four women held her down, while a fifth person cut her. The pain was so intense that Leyla screamed for her mother to help her, before passing out.
With an estimated 24,000 British girls at risk [...]
Posted: October 28th, 2013 under Women's Rights.
These anti-Hillary Clinton buttons, reportedly a “popular” item, were for sale at the recent convention of the California Republican party.
Having turned off Hispanic voters (not solely due to the House GOP’s failure to support immigration reform), it appears some Republicans set out to lose women’s votes too. (What remains of sanity in the GOP prevailed, [...]
I’m all for nuance, but Victoria Coren Mitchell’s grey scale sensitivities go too far here, in an article about Roman Polanski and the 13 year old girl he raped. It starts very very strangely:
Samantha Geimer, the girl in the Roman Polanski rape case, has published what might be the most important and valuable book of the century [...]
Posted: September 29th, 2013 under Women's Rights.
Religious commentators are certainly capable of spinning a more benign reading out of unpalatable doctrine – such as those Catholics who can’t quite bring themselves to deny Hell but ingeniously suggest that perhaps, even though it certainly exists, no one is actually there.
There are various ways in which people can grapple with the (contestedly contested) [...]
First of all, here’s a link from Howie to a petition to prevent child marriage in Yemen. This was launched in response to the appalling story of an eight year old girl who died of internal bleeding following her marriage to a man in his 40s.
Girls in Afghanistan face similar dangers. Here is part of [...]
Posted: September 15th, 2013 under Women's Rights.
Two articles on the selective abortion of girls have recently been published in The New Statesman. The first is by Glosswitch. I think she’s probably right that some of those ‘whipping up outrage’ are doing so because they are generally hostile (more or less) to abortion. But I find elements of her argument odd, to say [...]
Posted: September 7th, 2013 under Women's Rights.
This is a guest post by Lejla Kurić
I would like to start by congratulating Vicky Beeching on her new website faithinfeminism.com, and commending her for instigating debate about an important subject. However, as a feminist woman who is also Muslim, I was very disappointed by the site’s first post, an interview with Mohammed Ansar addressing the [...]