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Reproductive justice can’t be easily communicated in a sound bite or phrase. Does it matter?
The Superbowl ads that set the sex education world all-a-twitter this year are pretty obvious and I am not the first to call them out.
Via The Huffington Post (last month): “Exodus International, a Christian group that helps men and women seeking freedom from unwanted same-sex attraction has released a year-end ‘Blooper Reel’ featuring outtakes from its weekly video series. The over four-minute clip shows Exodus president Alan Chambers and fellow ex-gay Randy Thomas having quite a bit of lighthearted and — dare we say it — ‘gay’ fun behind the camera.“
Many politicians, activists and adults alike have silenced the youth voice and relegated our involvement to the role of bystander. If the youth wishes to have a future that we would like to inhabit, we must reclaim our voices and demand that we have a say on issues that affect our lives.
It’s hard for me to know what to say about Girls. I like it tremendously; yet I think the critiques of its racial politics are valid. I want to give Lena Dunham a lecture (perhaps the lecture I delivered at grad school about being conscious of the blindness of privilege as we write) and I want to give her a hug.
The invisibility of trans communities is real. So are unthinking insults. By treating the latter as intentional, we do nothing to inform and educate about the first.
Rachel Maddow and NPR had good coverage of Roe’s 40th anniversary. Amanda takes a look at what they got right. Also, Captain Awkard comes on to tell everyone to love themselves. Well, most of you, anyway.
Time Magazine recently said, abortion-rights activists won a victory 40 years ago with the Roe v. Wade decision, and have been losing ever since. What they didn’t say is that 2012 is the year we TOOK A STAND, organized via social media, and used it to STOP this madness!
Planned Parenthood describes the video on Youtube as: “A video designed to help people engage in an authentic conversation about abortion without feeling boxed in by the pro-choice or pro-life labels.” (via Feministing)