*Even though aborting a fetus because of gender reasons really makes me sick, it’s none of my business as to why someone decides to get an abortion. And it shouldn’t be your business either (which is why the Pre-Natal Gender Act didn’t pass). Double X writer Allison Benedikt writes about why pro-Choicers should be OK with sex-selection abortions.
*Turkish women–about 3,000 of them, reports say–took to the streets yesterday to protest the new ban to curb abortion. See, when you attempt to “curb” it, we really know that’s code for “end” it.
*Also in that region: 160 Afghan girls were poisoned last week because if you keep ‘em uneducated they won’t learn how you are controlling them. The Syrians are going with the same brutal plan of action.
*Talking about educating girls, award winning director Indrani’s movie The Girl Epidemic is getting a lot of flack from people who don’t want girls to be educated.
*Oh, by the way, if you have a question about women or girls? Ask a man! “In media reports on women’s issues—abortion, birth control, Planned Parenthood—men are quoted around five times more than women, a new study shows.” Via BlueMilk
*Here’s a rare 1959 audio of my favorite author, Flannery O’Connor reading ‘A Good Man Is Hard To Find.” If you have 20 minutes, sit down and listen to Flannery tell this brilliant, hilarious yet chilling story in her southern drawl the way the story should be told. (Read along here if you need to.)
*Mitt Romney agrees that good men are hard to find in this video, especially when we’re calling him about women’s issues. “I’m Mitt Romney, and I don’t answer my messages.” Must watch this.