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Personhood For Women: Is this Personal Enough?

March 19, 2012
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Personhood For Women: Is this Personal Enough?

By Soraya Chemaly Melissa McEwan recently started a Personhood for Women petition suggesting that “a person identifying as a woman and/or having a uterus shall retain all of the full, basic, and fundamental rights of a US citizen as guaranteed by the Declaration of Independence” and urging Senators Patty Murray, Al Franken and Kristin Gillibrand to consider proposing this as...
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Faux-Apology Not Accepted: Fire Rush Limbaugh for His Hateful Misogyny

March 4, 2012
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By Soraya Chemaly Rush Limbaugh’s limp quasi-apology to Sandra Fluke isn’t good enough. Clear Channel Communications, the largest radio station owner in the US, should fire him and establish a precedent whereby media commentators understand that misogynistic language and attitudes are unacceptable and career-ending. An apology from Mr. Limbaugh is insufficient and unacceptable if we are serious about women’s...
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Republican Candidates To Debate Whose Sperm is More Sacred

February 8, 2012
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Republican Candidates To Debate Whose Sperm is More Sacred

By Soraya Chemaly In the wake of Rick Santorum’s three-state primary and caucuses win yesterday, Republican candidates have agreed to debate whose sperm is actually most sacred. The debate, scheduled to coincide with the simultaneous annual meetings of the Quiverfull movement and the National Pessary Association, will be moderated by four virginal teenage girls who, although not in possession...
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  • I’ve Got Something To Say About This: A Survival Incantation Kate Rushin
credit/copyright: Rachel Eliza Griffiths

    I see the whole thing played out.
    I’m bludgeoned, bloody, raped.
    My story is reduced to filler
    buried in the back of the paper,
    on page 49, and I say, “No. No way.”

  • what is left M. Nzadi Keita
photograph: ©Elizabeth Ho

    By M. Nzadi Keita                     after Toni Cade Bambara   death rides a silencer into your blood and swims toward the mind what you remember starts with a smile a raw edge a single snip from the someone dead it is [...]

  • Praise to the Writer Toni Cade Bambara,
Southern Collective of African American Writers (SCAAW), 1988
©Susan J. Ross

    Toni Cade made an art of living
    Toni stood and we were lifted
Toni spoke and our lives were saved
    Toni listened and we were validated
    She is the breast that fed our union
    Hers’ was the womb of our nourishment

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