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Tag Archive: Women & Pro-Choice

Sep 10 2012

Clinic Escorting Encounters

After President Bill Clinton signed the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act in 1994, protesters have been limited in their ability to interfere with people who visit abortion clinics. For example, they’re no longer allowed to physically block the entrances to clinics. But they still do their damnedest to convince clients to not to go through those …

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May 17 2012

Choice Leadership Conference Opportunity

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Damn. I’m too old for this and it sounds like a great opportunity. If you are or want to be a reproductive freedom activist, NARAL is advertising a leadership conference in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) metro area on June 8-10 for young adults aged 18-30. According to the website, the institute is at no …

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Apr 03 2012

Pro-Choice Kittehs

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Do you want to help fund abortions for women and families who can’t afford them? Do you like cats? Okay…I KNOW the second question is the more controversial statement in this crowd, but just say yes to both. Say yes? Every year the NNAF – National Network of Abortion Funds – hosts a bowl-a-thon fundraiser. …

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Apr 22 2011

Planned Parenthood on Good Friday

Good Friday protesting is a tradition at the Highland Park Planned Parenthood in St. Paul, MN. Every year on this day a prayer vigil is held and hundreds of anti-choice supporters gather to pray to God for an end to abortion. In response, hundreds of pro-choice supporters gather to walk and cheer their support for …

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Mar 30 2011

Social Science and Stuff

Omigosh, I’m so excited to be going tonight to Party with the Pharaohs, the Science Museum of Minnesota’s first Social Science event for adults. I set up a page on Eventbrite to organize all of my fabulous science-minded friends for this evening, and some of y’all even accepted! I’m giddy. It’s going to be a blast, what with …

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Jan 28 2011

Taking Maternity Leave Doesn’t Make You Worthless

I haven’t had a Dinkus of the Day in a while, but somehow I always find more. Okla. official questions hiring pregnant woman OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A member of Oklahoma’s Board of Education drew heated reaction Thursday after saying a newly hired administrator would be “worthless” as a legislative liaison if she took immediate …

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Oct 15 2010

Would you lie?

Seen on Nothing to Do With Abroath Original article: NZHerald New Zealand museum bans pregnant women from attending exhibit A clash of cultures over a rule forbidding pregnant or menstruating women to attend a Te Papa exhibit has been criticised by feminists. An invitation for regional museums to go on a behind-the-scenes tour of some of …

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Sep 10 2010

Nice ad, Macy’s!

Yay, Macy’s!  I was flipping through a Macy’s advertisement this morning – which I usually don’t do, but I was waiting for the coffee to finish brewing, plus they had a kick-butt $10 off coupon on the front cover of the ad, so why not? A few pages in I ran into a page dedicated …

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Sep 08 2010

Men have fragile egos too?

Have you heard of vanity sizing?  It’s the gradual increase over time in how we define our clothing sizes.  Vanity sizing is a trick that clothing manufacturers play on consumers to make us feel better about the clothes we’re buying from them.  For example, they might make a size 10 skirt, but label it as size …

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Aug 10 2010

Thank you, Ladies.

This is making its way around the interwebs right now.  I thought it would make a nice addition to today’s Minnesota primary races.  Did you vote?  Thanks to Mary B for sending this my way. Admin Notes: There is definitely an appeal to emotion in the writing below, but the history appears solid from the …

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