Abortion complexities: The New York Times published this fantastic piece on a group of women who were denied abortions. … Meanwhile, two groups have popped up declaring themselves feminist pro-life organizations. We can get behind their message of providing better counseling, financial resources and community support for pregnant women, but can advocating for the lack of a choice ever be a feminist act?
Beauty obsession can be feminist: We’ll be the first to champion the feminist potential in loving lipgloss. But the beauty industry can still be a volatile environment for a feminist. Refinery29′s Annie Tomlin wrote this essay about how she uses her feminism as an advantage to her career as a beauty editor.
Only child judgment: Journalist Lauren Sandler’s new book, “One and Only” explores the social stigma of only children. She was one, she’s raising one, and still she’s faced with searing critique whenever she tells perfect strangers that she’s not having another child. This is an element of the parenting bullying that’s just as offensive as lecturing a mother on the right way to breastfeed. Sandler addresses the assumption that only children are spoiled and selfish in a recent NYT essay.
The trouble with diamonds: The ethical quandaries of blood diamonds notwithstanding, Business Insider examines how the marriage industrial complex hurts men–and supports patriarchy. … Consumption of goods in general can very likely be linked back to someone’s suffering. Check out HuffPost’s piece on World Day Against Child Labor and find out what you can do to stop these horrifying practices.