Happy Earth Day to You.

April 22, 2010

A country’s energy source pollutes massively enough to make me reconsider famine and imperialism… and for once it’s not us!

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Feminism Beyond the Veil

April 4, 2010

or “How Motherhood Made Me a Feminist, and Why All Feminisms Aren’t Exactly Alike.”

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Cesarean Awareness Month: Why We Should Care

April 2, 2010

Why Cesarean Awareness Month is important for feminists.

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Poisson d’avril!

April 2, 2010

CM pranks the world as she moves on up (moves on up!) to the East Side.

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Elephantine: Can we talk about the “malpractice crisis” without the plaintiff’s bar?

March 16, 2010

The term “elephant in the room” came up at the NIH VBAC conference a number of times in reference to the threat of malpractice as a factor in the availability of VBAC.  One of the speakers actually used the cutesy comic above—hey, I’m all about the engaging Power Point slides, but it is maybe just […]

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Why is VBAC a vital option? Because anything less is anti-woman.

March 6, 2010

No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. -Margaret Sanger You see, I trust women.  I’m not fooled by people who diminish women’s choices and the process by which they make them by saying that they make their choices out of vanity, convenience, or hedonism. I believe in women […]

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CIMS: Reflections on Day 1

February 27, 2010

For the most part, you should have been able to glean my sentiments from my hella tweets (I tweet like the wind!), but I thought it appropriate that I should post a little bit of a wrap-up. This was my first time because meetings have not been accessible to me in the past, but now […]

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The Big Bang of Fail

February 23, 2010

Wow. This is the most spectacular fail I have ever seen. Because it’s hardly worth the click, here’s the short version: “State Delegate Bob Marshall of Manassas, [VA] says disabled children are God’s punishment to women who have aborted their first pregnancy.” …disabled children are God’s punishment… …disabled children are God’s punishment… …DISABLED CHILDREN ARE […]

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On Culture, Cuts, and a Coherent Message.

February 16, 2010

(cross-posted at The Unnecesarean, where I am now guest blogging. Woo!) Jill’s recent post about BaZi and planned cesareans brought up a question that has been lurking in my head for a long time.  Some of the comments on Facebook showed a distaste (to put it lightly) for elective cesareans on auspicious dates. The tenor […]

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Ambivalence about motherhood: a criminal act?

February 10, 2010

This case from Iowa is a spine-tingling example of the ways that feticide laws, ostensibly created to protect pregnant women and punish late-term abortion, can go awry. Police accused Christine Taylor, an Iowa mother of two, of trying to kill her fetus when she fell down the stairs. According to Ms. Taylor, she was crying […]

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