Virginia Abortion Clinics Face New Hurdles

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The Washington Post published a great op-ed over the Labor Day weekend in support of Virginia abortion clinics. Why is this noteworthy? Well, anti-choice politicians in the state have decided that it’s of the utmost importance to hold abortion clinics to expensive and unnecessary standards that have nothing to do with patient safety and everything to do with putting clinics out of business.

MAMA W/PEN: Work, Life, and Repentance

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For those not in the know (and until yesterday, I counted myself among you), today marks the first day of a new month on the Jewish calendar: Elul. The morning begins like any other: our toddler twins wake up screaming, I change diapers, prepare breakfast, play with them, get them dressed, call my parents so that they’ll Skype with them while I shower and give me time to actually wash my hair.  As I get the computer ready and open the door to the bedroom, wherein our linen closet lies, to find a towel, I realize that this morning is not like all others.  It’s the first of Elul.

Female Prayer Leaders and Islamic Feminism

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This post is by Deika Mohamed and is part of Muslim Women Speak, a series hosted by Gender Across Borders. It was originally posted on altmuslimah. (Above: Raheel Raza, the first woman to lead a mixed congregational prayer in Britain. Image from raheelraza.com.) Omenya Ayad’s article, “Women Leading Men’s Prayer: Defying Inequality or Proving Insecurity,”

Film competition: Heavenly Creatures re-mastered

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Based on a crime that shocked a nation, it features two New Zealand schoolgirls: Pauline (played by Melanie Lynskey), who has no affection for her family or her classmates, and Juliet (Kate Winslet), the beautiful and wealthy new student who becomes her best friend. Through their shared tastes in art, literature, and music they begin to build an elegant fantasy world. However, when Juliet's parents threaten to separate the girls, they make a ruthless pact to preserve their fairytale forever, whatever the cost...

Interview with Asma Uddin, Founder of AltMuslimah

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This series, and the website Altmuslimah, would not have been possible without the vision and hard work of Asma T. Uddin, an eloquent and passionate voice for Muslim women. Asma is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of altmuslimah.com. She is also a Legal Fellow with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) and an international

Making it clear….[disclaimer]

From: discoverfeminism.com |

I consider myself a Philosophical Atheist, not I’m not an Objectivist or a follower of any other philosopher or philosophy. I ‘collect’ many different philosophies to build my own; to gain ideas. I understand that Ayn Rand glorified rape in her book The Fountainhead when the ‘ideal’ man took advantage of Dominique. I do not agree that an ideal man rapes or should rape a woman because she is ‘asking’ for it (which she really wasn’t).

Introducing “FBomb Talks Sex”

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Sex is probably one of the most taboo, yet most highly discussed topic in any teenager’s life. If you’re not talking about sex, you’re probably thinking about sex. Even if you manage to push all sexual thoughts from your head for a minute — something I’m still working on — you’re bound to be bombarded with some sex-laced commercial, reading, or comment. Regardless of the position you take on sex, it exists and that’s why each and every one of us is here.

Rituals , Spells, and Intuition

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I come from a world where you don’t mess with your ancestors, dreams have meaning, seashells give advice, upside down coffee cups tell stories, and practicing black magic has severe consequences. As a child, I would sit between my mother and aunties’ legs witnessing women tipping stained coffee cups to the side, preaching of ills and/or prosperity yet to come. I would listen intently to them speak of cleansing rituals and baths that needed to be performed to keep evil spirits and negativity at bay. They would mesmerize me recounting dreams where lottery numbers, impending pregnancies, and cheating husbands were part of encrypted messages.

Politics and gender imbalance online: women are not participating

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Let me tell you this: you are going to be called a cunt. Or, like I was, you are going to be invited to kill yourself because you are a waste of humanity. You are going to be threatened with rape. Your photos, if you happen to be a public figure, are going to be distributed as further proof of your ugliness and in a baffling case of transitive relation, this supposed ugliness is going to be used as proof that your opinion is invalid. If you are queer, your sexuality will be pointed out as a flaw. If you are trans, you will be dehumanized to the point of not being seen as a subject, but as a set of characteristics that third parties are entitled to discuss and speculate about.

Muslim Women Speak Series

From: discoverfeminism.com |

Welcome to the Muslim Women Speak Series. This series was created in collaboration with altmuslimah.com a website “exploring both sides of the gender divide.” Several months ago I approached Asma T. Uddin, Founder and Executive Editor of altmuslimah, and asked her if she would be interested in featuring some of her writers on Gender Across

This Is What A Feminist Looks Like: Julia

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An innate belief that women deserve the same rights and privileges as men, no matter where they’re born, where they live, and where they work. An appreciation of the contributions that women make every day, large and small. A concern for the welfare of other women.

Geeks as bullied and bullies

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Alyssa Bereznak went on a date, discovered her date was a champion Magic: The Gathering player whose life centred on it and thought it was uncool of him not to mention that in his OKCupid profile. She didn’t really spare the snark:

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