Month: June 2011

Update: Wal-Mart v. Women

A couple of month ago, I wrote about the class action lawsuit pending against Wal-Mart. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court today ruled in favor of the megastore, and ultimately, sexism. The majority opinion, delivered by Scalia, claimed that there could be… Read More ›

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Wartime Rape: A Primer

The news of Libya’s Gadhafi giving his soldiers Viagra to perpetrate rape as a weapon of war may seem shocking to some. It’s hard to conceptualize such brutality and even harder when news of it seems to come out of… Read More ›

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Links We Love

Fight Over Planned Parenthood Funding Could Be Key Issue in 2012 Election, Women’s Health Policy Report Santorum Calls Abortion Exceptions To Protect Health of Mother “Phony,” Think Progress Portland Passes Trans Inclusive Health Care, Feministing Bill Introduced Lifting Block on… Read More ›

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What Right to Privacy?

The right to privacy is the foundation upon which abortion rights (and I’d argue more broadly, health rights) are founded — it is enshrined in Roe v. Wade, not to mention basic logic. However, as we’ve seen over and over… Read More ›

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