Tuesday, May 04, 2004

I will not be a Handmaid

Finals are over, drunken parties celebrating such are over (Stan, I am soooo sorry), so now I have time to blog again. The first thing I want to mention is that it was great to see such a huge turnout for the March for Women's Lives.

Do not let the reproductive medical rights of women slip away! Jeanne provides good clear examples of the things that happen when politicians make medical decisions instead of doctors (or, for that matter, the women themselves).

Don't, however, waste time with this Salon article about the march. Instead of focusing on the issues at hand, and what was at stake, Rebecca Traister chose to write a story about catty celebrities, outfits, and hairdos. Shame on them for playing to the media stereotype, already popular after that "rich women can't golf" situation last year, of female protesters as bored pampered poodles.

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