My Hero, Rep. Gwen Moore (Video)

by Courtroom Mama on February 19, 2011


New Terms for Old Problems

by Courtroom Mama on November 8, 2010

This morning, I nearly spit out my coffee from sheer joy when I saw Jill’s post on the Unnecesarean highlighting a law in Venezuela outlawing “obstetrical violence.” According to an editorial in the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, obstetric violence is:

…the appropriation of the body and reproductive processes of women by health personnel, which is expressed as dehumanized treatment, an abuse of medication, and to convert the natural processes into pathological ones, bringing with it loss of autonomy and the ability to decide freely about their bodies and sexuality, negatively impacting the quality of life of women.

I am putting this here as a means of putting a pin in it (damn you NaBloPoMo) because I have a lot more to say about this than the few minutes available to me right now allow. More later!


A Crisis of Conscience

November 7, 2010

A pregnant New York Times reporter recently conducted an “undercover” investigation of three New York City centers allegedly offering pregnancy counseling. Two of them were crisis pregnancy centers, one of them was Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Center. I was completely and totally unsurprised at her description of the silent alarm triggered by her response to […]

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November 6, 2010

Blogging in desperation from the bathroom? Must be NaBloPoMo.

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Friday Night Movie: What to Expect When You’re Going to the Movies

November 5, 2010

A very unexpected movie adaptation.

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Feminist Mothering in Action

November 4, 2010

Gender policing: it’s not always about beating up gay kids. Bullying can come from unexpected places.

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Oklahoma vs. the World (and Muslims… and the Constitution)

November 3, 2010

Oklahoma bans Sharia law and international law. It’s not clear that it is justified, and even less clear that it’s constitutional.

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Voting on the Defensive

November 2, 2010

I vote, therefore, I muse.

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Psyched (NaBloPoMo)

November 1, 2010

I’m taking a crack at National Blog Posting Month. Watch me either get better at posting or bury myself in guilt for failing.

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No Child of Mine

October 20, 2010

A crisis in bullying of queer kids and public acts of misogyny make me realize what it means to be a feminist mother.

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