Global Misogyny Roundup

Pussy Riot was carefully calibrated for protest. (NYT) In Nicaragua, young girls are forced to become mothers. (IPS News) How U.S. policies abroad deny abortions to women who are raped in international conflicts. (The Atlantic) Female students in Iran are banned from over 70 University degree programs. (Telegraph UK) In Togo, women are planning a…

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A is For: Are You Serious, eBay?

Earlier this week, A is For revealed the name of the secret potion Rep. Todd Akin believes women can produce on demand to ward off pregnancy during rape. Magic Vagina Death Venom became so popular that we decided to auction off a few bottles from our secret supply on eBay. The auctions were a hit….

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A is For: Action

In just 84 days, Americans will visit their polling places and cast their votes in what could be the most important election of our lifetime. Now, I know what you’re thinking: Wasn’t the last election the most important of our lifetime? And the one before that? The truth is, they’re all important. But if you’re…

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Global Misogyny Roundup

Catholic bishops in Malta seek to ban in vitro fertilization, saying it leads to abortion. (Times of Malta) Spain’s conservative government plans to restore the country’s ban on abortions. (Reuters) The trial of three members of the feminist punk collective Pussy Riot concluded this week. Prosecutors are seeking three years imprisonment of the women. The…

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What Are You Doing Here?

When I was a young man around the age of 10, I was obsessed by the TV show The Partridge Family. Every week I’d breathlessly await Friday night when the show aired and I bought all their albums. There were many reasons for my infatuation. For one, I always envisioned myself part of a hip…

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