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The Great White-trash State of Alabama loves your fetus, yet hates you.

The latest attack on women in the war on women is happening in Alabama. Yep, right here. “Personhood” for a zygote is a thing here. A collection of cells, a lump of tissue growing inside a uterus, is worth more than a woman’s life. 770 more words

The "What's Best" Fallacy: Debunking a pretentious, egregious fallacy STILL damaging women and children in the 21st century.

The “what’s best for the child” fallacy needs not only to be addressed but debunked. The majority of adoptions are, and historically have been, legalized kidnappings. 1,358 more words

Neomisogyny: The New Hate Group of the 21st Century

I don’t use the unscrupulous term of “men’s rights” simply because this makes their white boy’s club a thing. It’s not a thing – it’s an invidious and unfortunate backlash to social progress and our current century. 885 more words

Feminism Hijacked: Women in the Military

The 21st century has seen Americans bridled with a post-911 fascist, pro-military nationalism that has costs us international support and friends, as well as allowed for a slew of unscrupulous, revisionist, armchair historians and fundamentalists to take hold of our national consciousness at all levels. 1,875 more words

The War on Motherhood and Women: A Psychosis of Womb/Vagina Envy

It may sound funny… like something straight out of your undergraduate women’s studies course, something coined by that mannish – yet technically female professor – who openly hated on you because you wore sundresses. 1,034 more words

Dignity is a basic human right in Childbirth too

My first experience of being with laboring women was in the local referral hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. I was a first year medical school student and wide-eyed and excited about spending a few hours there one night. 908 more words

I Am Sacred Mother

Maternal health: why Uganda's young population should concern our policy makers

In my previous employment, I dealt with hospitals and clinics. One of our clients was a public hospital and one of the things that fascinated and worried me in equal measure was the ever presence of seemingly underage girls in queues to receive antenatal services at the General Outpatient Department’s Maternity Clinic. 382 more words