Gosnell Abortion Scandal: We were horrified to learn about the unsanitary and unethical conditions which plagued a Pennsylvania clinic, and predictably, the right wing is using the case as ammunition. The Atlantic asks why none of the protesters who prayed outside the clinic ever heard of the awful conditions. Writing for Jezebel, Katie J.M. Baker points out that the clinic’s conditions show all too clearly the risks of overregulation: women with limited legal options may have no choice but to visit such a squalid clinic.
Go Meet Eve: One of the great feminist icons of our time, Eve Ensler will be touring in support of her latest book, so be sure to check out her site to find out if she’s visiting your city.
Wearing Makeup: Why no feminist has to choose between makeup and feminism, and makeup is about so much more than simply looking good. On the other side of the beauty spectrum, you will doubtless be hearing about Dove’s “beauty sketches” in the coming weeks, but it may be helpful to keep these thoughts in mind as well.
Pregnancy Empowerment: Don’t tell pregnant women they should worry about getting their old body back; their new body could be an amazing testament to their experience.
Female Sexuality: Think it was always the case that women were stereotyped to want sex less? Not at all! Alternet explores how for most of Western history it went the other way, and traces the shift.
Teen Girl Watch: Cyberbullying has compounded the trauma of sexual violence in other cases besides Steubenville, with tragic consequences.