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By tigtog on March 18, 2014
Debate is not inquiry. Argument is not skepticism. Fetishizing debate makes us less knowledgeable as a culture and even as a movement, not more.
Posted in culture wars, ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, skepticism, social justice | Tagged abortion, bodily autonomy, Deep Rifts™, reproductive freedoms, self-sovereignty, silencing tactics | 13 Responses
By Mary on November 29, 2013
Fetal personhood legislation progressing through parliament in NSW while failing in South Australia. Tasmania adopts Victoria-like access to legal abortion, but the campaign to repeal part of Victoria’s abortion access heats up. And the USA demonstrates the uses to which fetal personhood can be put.
Posted in gender & feminism, medicine, Politics | Tagged abortion, anti-abortion, australia, australian medical association, bodily autonomy, reproductive freedoms, reproductive justice | 28 Responses
By tigtog on March 19, 2013
Don’t have time to delve deep on uber-atheist Richard Dawkins tweeting on the ethics of abortion with no reference at all to the person in whose womb the pregnancy would be happening, thought I’d let you at it.
By tigtog on November 15, 2012
She was miscarrying at 17 weeks gestation, there was no way to save the dying foetus, but it still had a heartbeat, so the Catholic doctors refused to terminate the pregnancy, allowing septicaemia to develop and eventually kill her.
By Mindy on October 18, 2012
I’ve been thinking about this whole abortion thing that lots of men in US politics seem to be tying themselves in knots about in their haste to legislate women’s rights and women’s bodies away. It came to me the other day that perhaps we are looking at this issue from the wrong direction. An abortion […]
By tigtog on September 14, 2012
This late-1970s attempt at intimidation was witnessed by a bunch of other journalists working for The Bulletin at the time. Yeah, the idea that Abbott could have punched the wall beside a woman’s head to intimidate her as his political rival just seems soooo unlikely, amirite?
By Mindy on March 29, 2012
A Judge in the [Family] Court in Australia rules that the Court does not have the power to compel a woman to continue a pregnancy.
By Orlando on February 28, 2012
For Hoydens within travelling distance of Canberra, this year’s Pamela Denoon lecture will be given on International Women’s Day (Thursday 8 March), at the ANU, on on “Sex, Women and the 21st Century in Papua New Guinea”.
By tigtog on February 19, 2012
Under the new legislation, women who want an abortion will be forcibly penetrated for no medical reason. Where’s the outrage?
By Helen on February 17, 2012
Women’s reproductive rights are under threat everywhere in the US. In the state of Oklahoma, the “Personhood Bill” is aimed not only at abortion, but at some forms of contraception.
By tigtog on February 8, 2012
Crunchy analysis from Mother Jones. Komen’s anti-choice VP may have resigned, but the board itself is still stacked with problems.
By tigtog on November 22, 2011
Love it? Hate it? Meh? It’s a bit hard to totally ignore this week, just sayin’. (obviously, Spoilers Alert)