• labota

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18 октября во всех странах Европейского Союза пройдут всяческие мероприятия под одним девизом: Остановить торговлю людьми!"
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Предлагаю отметить этот день в женских сообществах публикациями на тему.

Calling all writers!

Hey all! I've had some great success posting on this forum before, so here goes:

I'm co-editor for a pretty cool forum that largely addresses matters related to gender, sex, and sexuality, and we're looking for a few new writers. We're pretty open to content/mediums, so aspiring columnists, creative writers, podcasters, videobloggers, etc. - I encourage you to check it out and see if you might be a good fit!

  • Current Mood
say what?

Ambivalence About Motherhood is Criminal!

Really? Seriously? This is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard in my life. Prepare to be enraged.

This case from Iowa is a spine-tingling example of the ways that feticide laws, ostensibly created to protect pregnant women and punish late-term abortion, can go awry. Police accused Christine Taylor, an Iowa mother of two, of trying to kill her fetus when she fell down the stairs. According to Ms. Taylor, she was crying and hyperventilating after a distressing conversation with her estranged huband, and fell down a flight of stairs. Although paramedics said she was fine, she went to the emergency room out of concern for her fetus. While there, she admitted to hospital personnel that she had not wanted to be pregnant and had considered adoption and abortion rather than raising a third child as a single mother.

Read this slowly: she was arrested and jailed for being ambivalent about her pregnancy.

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From this post at Feministing

конкурс ещё продолжается!

конкурс плакатов, посвящённых проблеме домашнего насилия и насилия против женщин продолжается!
у нас пока одна претендентка на победу (её плакат можно посмотреть здесь)

мало того, что это хорошее, годное дело -- ваши работы потом могут напечатать как плакаты или открытки для распространения -- и помощи тем, кто в этой помощи нуждается.

работы принимаются до 25 декабря, с тем, чтобы до нового года провести голосвание и определить тех, кто победит, и, соответственно, получит призы.

буду благодарна за пиар.

Calling all writers!

Hey all -- I've posted on this community some time before with great success, so I wanted to extend a quick invitation to any aspiring writers:

I co-manage Below the Belt, a forum for commentary about gender, sexuality, identity, and beyond. We're looking for a couple new contributors, so if you think the site might be a good fit...please be in touch!

Philadelphia O.o
  • hopita

Boycott Marriott.

Doubtless many of you have already read about the Marriott Hotel in Connecticut that's been engaged in victim blaming this week.

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Click here and let Marriott know that you won't be giving them any of your hard-earned dollars until they issue a public apology and make clear what steps they will be taking to prevent anything like this from happening in the future.

x-posted to my own journal

Calling all writers!

Hey all!

Members from this community have shown an interest before in this, so I thought I'd drop a line once more:

I'm an editor for Below the Belt, a multi-faceted genderblog designed to provide a space for informed, critical commentary about gender, sex, sexuality, and the many other aspects of gender facing people around the world.  We're looking for new writers of various kinds, and I urge you to check out the site and see if you think it would be a good fit.

- toughstuff