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Open Thread: Health Care Reform and the Stupak Amendment

On Saturday night the House of Representatives narrowly passed a health-care reform bill, changing the way Americans will access health insurance. Included in the bill was an amendment from Bart Stupak (D-MI), which "prohibits federal funds for abortion services in the public option." Women seeking insurance coverage for abortions must seek a plan outside the enrolled companies. Sixty-...

The Transcontinental Disability Choir: Pleased To Meet You!

We're FWD (Feminists With Disabilities), and we're excited to be guest blogging at Bitch, bringing discussions about the intersection between disability and feminism to a larger audience. Over the next eight weeks, we'll be talking about the depiction of disability in pop culture, how society relates to people with disabilities, and, of course, why disability activism should matter to feminists...

On the Map: One Day, One Struggle: A Campaign for Human Rights in Muslim Societies

Today, over twenty organizations in eleven countries will hold "simultaneous events and public demonstrations on topics like protesting customary practices such as honor killings and FGM/C, overturning discriminatory and life threatening laws like stoning or lashing of women, and calling for LGBT rights, the right to sexuality education and the right to bodily and sexual integrity of...

Top Ten Reasons Why This Feminist is a Sports Fan: #6

In which I continue to make a feminist case for my sports fandom the old-fashioned way--with a Top Ten List. The #6 reason why this feminist is a sports fan is ...

To Be A Title IX Dad

Matt Schmitt offers a love letter to Title IX--and the social transformation it ignited, far beyond what was originally envisioned. Schmitt's eight-year-old daughter catches on a Little League baseball team; she's the only girl on the team, she was voted Most Valuable Catcher by her coach last year, and she wants to play for the Major League someday. Because, she just discovered, there's not...

S'Wanda-ful

This weekend saw the long-anticipated premiere of The Wanda Sykes Show, which airs Saturday nights on Fox. (That's right, this is my second post in a row regarding an out [and outstanding] lesbian performer on the Fox network.) Wanda Sykes made a strong debut with her usual style of laid-back indignation and smart-assed digs. It's no surprise that she's great in a talk-show format....

The Body Electric: Goodnight and Good Luck! The Body Electric Signs Off.

Dear Friends:

My time with you has come to an end. From the Man Pad to the G20; from RadioLab to the baby binary; from  the amazing Stu Rasmussen to my (apparently controversial) exploration of transphobia; from interviews with artists to profiles of beautiful tattoos--it's been a fantastic journey. My goal was to look at representations of the body in space, time, and pop culture. I...

I Can Has Feminizm?

This week was an important one for same-sex marriage legislation, no matter which side you're on (you should be on the side of same-sex marriage). And around here, when important things happen, important LOLz must be consulted.

This kitteh is NOT happy about voters repealing the same-sex marriage law in Maine this week, and we can't blame her:

This next LOL animal is...

BitchTapes: Anywhere, Anytime Mix

When in need for inspiration, riding your bike, or just hanging out this mix can do it all. ANYWHERE, ANYTIME style.

Two-Spirit Women make films with QWOCMAP

For National American Indian Heritage Month, Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) is conducting free video and filmmaking workshops for Two Spirits, or queer Native Americans.

QWOCMAP believes that today,

Two-Spirit stories are more important than ever. In the past, their stories were forcibly silenced, but today, their still unheard stories put a different spin...

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