Sunday, February 20, 2011

Suggested Sunday reading (2/20/11)

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To be honest, the news this week has left me exhausted. I wish I had the energy to write up commentary about it, but at the moment I don't. So all I can really say is, please, do what you can to make your voices heard about the U.S. House's vote to defund Planned Parenthood, and if you can, attend a Walk for Choice event on Saturday, Feb. 26. And please sign this petition, I Stand With Planned Parenthood. Also, Fair and Feminist is hosting an "I Stand with Planned Parenthood" blog carnival on Feb. 25, if you want to participate in it. I will be.
  • NPR: "New Contraception Rules Spark 'Conscience Clause' Debate."
  • The Texas Tribune: "Abortion Sonogram Passes in Texas Senate."
  • Dayton Daily News: "Abortion foes to announce 'Heartbeat Bill.'" This is in Ohio. Where I live.
  • Think Progress: "Revealing Her Own Abortion, Rep. Speier Criticizes Conservatives For Failing To Empathize With Women." Do watch this video if you haven't yet.
  • The Washington Post: "Abortion rights are under attack, and pro-choice advocates are caught in a time warp."
  • Mother Jones: "South Dakota Moves To Legalize Killing Abortion Providers." I believe this bill has been tabled, but even so everyone should know it was actually introduced and considered.
  • Uruknet: "Afghan Government Cracks Down on Women’s Shelters."
  • Associated Press: "Japanese women fight to keep surnames in marriage."
  • Gender Across Borders: "Children Raising Children, The Cycle of Reproductive Rights in Argentina."
  • Salon: "What not to say about Lara Logan."
  • The Guardian: "Adding insult to Lara Logan's injury."
  • Ms. blog: "Republicans’ War on Women."
  • Slate: "Iowa Wrestler Won't Wrestle a Girl Because His Parents Are Raising Him to Be Self-Important." (How great is this headline?!)
Popular culture:
  • The New York Times: "Cindy Sherman’s Guises All in a Single Place."
  • Hollywood Reporter: "Adrianne Palicki to Play Wonder Woman in NBC Pilot." I'm really curious about this show. Fingers crossed.
  • New York Observer: "'SNL' Ladies Follow Fey's Lead to Bookstores." I will need to read all these.
  • Out magazine: "50 Essential Gay Films."

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