For the mamas who don't get love on Mother's Day via Feministing: "“No one threw me a baby shower. No one said congratulations. My pregnancy was not celebrated. My child’s birth was seen as a failure....In spite of decades of work for girls’ and women’s health justice, a surprisingly narrow band of acceptance surrounds mothers. Jayme was too young, too single, and too poor to receive the embrace of her community."
Feministing-- 55 ways Republicans hate women Highlights: - Seventeen votes which would allow health insurance companies to discriminate against women by denying them coverage based on “pre-existing conditions” like being pregnant - Votes to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
"Poor women who choose life, just like Republicans want us to do, have to endure so much more hardship — just to get through and pay the college classes, to work as a hotel desk clerk or a fast-food worker, then leave work and go home and read a story to their child and clean the house and be out again at 6 a.m."
Despite Dylan Farrow's damning allegations of sexual abuse, the director of Cannes' opening film today remains beloved by stars, paid by Amazon and rarely interrogated by media as his son, Ronan Farrow, writes about the culture of acquiescence surrounding his father.
I'm a bit late to the party on these Scottish anti-rape myth ads from 2010, but they are still awesome via The Curvature: "Here is what I love about this ad: it treats rape apologist attitudes as a problem, regardless of whether or not they refer to a specific rape. There is no indication that the woman has actually been raped. There is no indication that the man who makes the “she’s asking for it” comment is actually planning on raping her. And still, his comments are dangerous"