Posts Tagged ‘Reproductive Rights’

Alaska: #1 in Contraceptive Services?

September 5, 2008

NPR reported today on the state of sex education in Alaska.  You can listen to the interview after 7:00 p.m. EST tonight if you care to.  What I took away from it is that there is neither statewide sex education funding nor statewide sex education policy in Alaska.  Basically, it’s an each-school-district-for-itself policy (I could be wrong about that, and I do plan to listen to the interview again). (more…)

Feminist Deal Breakers

July 26, 2008

I live my life online, and I spend too much of it fighting with people who don’t agree with me politically.  They’re not going to change their ways, so why bother, right?  I can’t help it, though.  Thursday was one such day, and after we beat that horse to death over at BCP and buried it, I got to thinking about why women’s support of right-wing politicians makes me so much angrier than any Dick Cheneyism ever could.  I think it’s because I expect any thinking woman to be a feminist, and the feminist deal breaker at the top of my list is voting for an anti-choice politician, even if the voter isn’t a “single-issue voter.” (more…)