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Prometheus Unbound/Woman in Chains: Reading Popular Film through the ‘War on Women’ Framework

November 14, 2012
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Prometheus Unbound/Woman in Chains: Reading Popular Film through the ‘War on Women’ Framework

  I love movies: all kinds. I majored in film technology and screenwriting as an undergraduate student; I minored in Cinema Studies. I grew up in the age of the Alien franchise sequels, and vividly remember seeing them at the Cineplex Odeon Theater in Paramus, New Jersey, as a kid in the 80s. Naturally,...
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Judge: Texas Can't Ban Planned Parenthood from Health Program

April 30, 2012
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A federal judge on Monday blocked a Texas rule that would have excluded Planned Parenthood from participating in the state’s women’s health program. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled Monday more than sufficient evidence to believe the state’s attempt to ban Planned Parenthood is unconstitutional. He imposed a temporary injunction against enforcing the legislation until he can hear full arguments....
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Dreams Deferred, Humanity Denied: The War on Women of Color (Part 2)

April 21, 2012
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Dreams Deferred, Humanity Denied: The War on Women of Color (Part 2)

Read Part 1 here The vicious attacks on women of color are not unique to the health care system.  This has been evident within the recent debate that followed Hilary Rosen’s comments about Ann Romney, stay-at-home moms, and work.  Whereas the GOP has framed Rosen’s statements as part of the Democratic Party/secular Left’s contempt...
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“There’s a war going on outside:” Health Care and Women of Color (Part 1)

April 20, 2012
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“There’s a war going on outside:” Health Care and Women of Color (Part 1)

Credit: Favianna Rodriguez Anna Brown sought out the care of St. Mary’s Health Center in St. Louis, MO because she was not feeling well.  Complaining of extreme pain, so intense that she was unable to stand, one doctor identified Brown as “healthy enough to be locked up.”  She refused to leave and demanded treatment;...
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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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  • Poems for Ferguson: Vanessa Huang and Aya de Leon Michael-Brown-Ferguson-Missouri-Shooting-Petition-Racism-america_2014-08-15_17-44-22

    Two poets consider Michael Brown, Ferguson, MO, and the crucial ways in which Black Life Matters.     “How Do I Love Thee? A love poem from the Ferguson, MO police dept to Black residents: An informal emulation of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet 43″ by Aya de Leon How do [...]

  • “Paws” by Tracy Burkholder tracy

    Paws   In sixth grade, I started to envy certain girls’ hands. Not always manicured, but always neat. Fingers thin and smooth. These hands gently freed sheets of paper from their metal spirals and lifted loops of hair to more beautiful perches. Lunch trays floated inside their gentle grip while [...]

  • 3 Poems by Holly Mitchell holly

    Slipping Under   Like a ghost, I prepare a bath behind a door   that hasn’t locked long as I remember.   When my mother or grandmother knocks at the open door,   I obscure what they call my “new breasts” under the soap water   and focus on the [...]