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Yesterday the NY State Senate passed the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights!

— 4 years ago with 3 notes
#feminism  #feminist  #Latina  #New York City  #New York 
whyprochoice:

The Majority Of Women Who Seek Abortion Services Are Already Moms
By ERIC ANTHONY GROLLMAN (M.A.)
According to a new study by the Guttmacher Institute, 61% of women who seek abortion services are already mothers.
About The Study
The Guttmacher Institute is a US-based not-for-profit organization that advances information about reproductive and sexual health worldwide.  The Institute conducted a nationally-representative survey of women in the United States assess the number who seek abortion services.  One of the goals of this survey was to provide a look at the profile of women who seek abortions in the US.
Who Seeks Abortion Services In The US?
What is clear from this study’s findings is that abortion services are used by women of all walks of life.  But, one startling change found over the last decade is that poor and low-income women now represent almost 60% of the women who seek abortions in the United States – up from 27% in 2000 and 42% in 2008.  The Institute notes that this dramatic shift is likely due two factors: the economy (i.e., the economic recession, and more women now living in poverty) and the growing disparity in unintended pregnancies between poor and low-income women and middle- and upper-class women.
The findings otherwise present a consistent profile of women seeking abortion services:
A broad cross section of U.S. women have abortions: Fifty-eight percent of abortion patients in 2008 were in their 20s; 45% were never-married and not living with a partner; 61% were already mothers; 42% were living below the federal poverty line; 36% were white; 59% had at least some college education; and 73% were religiously affiliated. But certain groups of women—those who were in their 20s, cohabiting, black or poor—were overrepresented among abortion patients.

whyprochoice:

The Majority Of Women Who Seek Abortion Services Are Already Moms

By ERIC ANTHONY GROLLMAN (M.A.)

According to a new study by the Guttmacher Institute, 61% of women who seek abortion services are already mothers.

About The Study

The Guttmacher Institute is a US-based not-for-profit organization that advances information about reproductive and sexual health worldwide.  The Institute conducted a nationally-representative survey of women in the United States assess the number who seek abortion services.  One of the goals of this survey was to provide a look at the profile of women who seek abortions in the US.

Who Seeks Abortion Services In The US?

What is clear from this study’s findings is that abortion services are used by women of all walks of life.  But, one startling change found over the last decade is that poor and low-income women now represent almost 60% of the women who seek abortions in the United States – up from 27% in 2000 and 42% in 2008.  The Institute notes that this dramatic shift is likely due two factors: the economy (i.e., the economic recession, and more women now living in poverty) and the growing disparity in unintended pregnancies between poor and low-income women and middle- and upper-class women.

The findings otherwise present a consistent profile of women seeking abortion services:

A broad cross section of U.S. women have abortions: Fifty-eight percent of abortion patients in 2008 were in their 20s; 45% were never-married and not living with a partner; 61% were already mothers; 42% were living below the federal poverty line; 36% were white; 59% had at least some college education; and 73% were religiously affiliated. But certain groups of women—those who were in their 20s, cohabiting, black or poor—were overrepresented among abortion patients.

— 4 years ago with 79 notes
#feminism  #feminist 
Look down at your Barbie. Now back at me. Now back at your Barbie, now back at me. Sadly, she is not me. But if she stopped being so obsessed with shopping, she could become as interesting as me. Look down, back up, where are you? You’re in the 1770s with a girl your doll could be like. What’s in your hand? Back at me. I have it. It’s a book with historical references about a time period you thought was boring in school. Look again. The story is now an adventure! Anything is possible when your doll is more like American Girl and not Barbie. I’m on a horse. 


Look down at your Barbie. Now back at me. Now back at your Barbie, now back at me. Sadly, she is not me. But if she stopped being so obsessed with shopping, she could become as interesting as me. Look down, back up, where are you? You’re in the 1770s with a girl your doll could be like. What’s in your hand? Back at me. I have it. It’s a book with historical references about a time period you thought was boring in school. Look again. The story is now an adventure! Anything is possible when your doll is more like American Girl and not Barbie. I’m on a horse. 

— 4 years ago with 14 notes
#feminism  #feminist  #children's literature  #children's lit  #American Girl  #Barbie  #I'm on a horse 
On this day in 1983, Womanist author Alice Walker was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for ‘The Color Purple.’

On this day in 1983, Womanist author Alice Walker was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for ‘The Color Purple.’

— 4 years ago with 4 notes
#feminism  #feminist  #womanist  #womanism  #woman  #women  #writer  #literature 
Alfonsina Strada (16 March 1891 - 13 September 1959) Lady Cyclist:  Alfonsina Strada was an Italian cyclist, the only woman to have ridden one of cycling’s three major stage races. She started in the Giro d’Italia in 1924 when the organisers mistook her for a man. Newspapers called her The Devil in a dress.
Her racing career included an Italian record which lasted 26 years. She died aged 69 as she propped up her motorcycle after riding to a bicycle race.

Alfonsina Strada (16 March 1891 - 13 September 1959) Lady Cyclist:  Alfonsina Strada was an Italian cyclist, the only woman to have ridden one of cycling’s three major stage races. She started in the Giro d’Italia in 1924 when the organisers mistook her for a man. Newspapers called her The Devil in a dress.

Her racing career included an Italian record which lasted 26 years. She died aged 69 as she propped up her motorcycle after riding to a bicycle race.

— 4 years ago
#badass  #italy  #woman  #women  #feminism  #feminist  #sports 
She’s been fired from her job, jailed, threatened, but she’s still going.  Nawal El Saadawi: Egypt’s radical feminist.

She’s been fired from her job, jailed, threatened, but she’s still going.  Nawal El Saadawi: Egypt’s radical feminist.

— 4 years ago with 21 notes
#feminism  #feminist  #egypt 
#radicalselflove Tara Lynn, in the “Curvy” issue of French Elle: “I feel good about myself today, but not just because of my job. I think it’s more because I took back the control over my own health, and I accepted the fact that my silhouette will never match up with the image of beauty with which we are constantly bombarded.”

#radicalselflove Tara Lynn, in the “Curvy” issue of French Elle: “I feel good about myself today, but not just because of my job. I think it’s more because I took back the control over my own health, and I accepted the fact that my silhouette will never match up with the image of beauty with which we are constantly bombarded.”

— 4 years ago with 34 notes
#feminism  #feminist  #woman  #women  #plus size  #France  #Elle magazine 
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'Don't jump into the sexual arena if you can't handle the volatility of its practice!'

Hm. Isn’t this advice equally applicable for guys who are convinced that any woman at any time could ‘cry date rape’ without warning? What about guys who can’t be bothered to secure consent from their partners? Why don’t they do everyone a favor and just keep it zipped.

In conclusion, Knepper: you first.

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— 4 years ago
#feminism  #feminist  #american university  #alex knepper  #rape  #date rape  #sex