Tags Archives: Reproductive freedom

Meghan Murphy: Are we women or are we menstruators?

     by Meghan Murphy / Feminist Current Planned Parenthood, as you may know, is the largest single provider of reproductive health services in the United States. The non-profit defines itself as “leading the reproductive health and rights movement,” and has supported millions and millions of women, over the past century, in accessing pregnancy tests, contraceptives, … Continue reading Meghan Murphy: Are we women or are we menstruators?

Canada’s Coerced Sterilization of First Nations Women

By Courtney Parker / Intercontinental Cry “The coercive sterilization of Indigenous women in Canada is genocide proper,” Dr. Karen Stote, professor at Wilfrid Laurier University and author of An Act of Genocide: Colonialism and Sterilization of Aboriginal Women, asserted in a statement to Intercontinental Cry (IC) . Her distinction alludes to the alternative phrasing of … Continue reading Canada’s Coerced Sterilization of First Nations Women

Lierre Keith: The Girls and the Grasses

Captured in a test tube, blood may look like a static liquid, but it’s alive, as animate and intelligent as the rest of you. It also makes up a great deal of you: of your 50 trillion cells, one-quarter are red blood cells. Two million are born every second. On their way to maturation, red … Continue reading Lierre Keith: The Girls and the Grasses

On Sacred Biology: Interview with Michelle Peixinho and Mary Lou Singleton

Editor’s Note: This video was streamed live on May 14, 2015, by TRTV Show Real Talk. Deep Green Resistance volunteers transcribed the dialogue, published here. Mark: Hello, hello, and good evening and welcome to transition radio live from the land of enchantment: Silver City, New Mexico. My name is Mark Angelo Cummings. Lynna: And I’m … Continue reading On Sacred Biology: Interview with Michelle Peixinho and Mary Lou Singleton

Austin’s Wheatsville to Vote on Booting Anti-Woman Eden Foods

Member-owners of Austin’s Wheatsville Co-op have gathered enough signatures to remove products of Eden Foods off its shelves, amid revelations of Eden CEO Michael Potter’s anti-woman views. Eden Foods was among the companies that called for blocking the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act, siding with Hobby Lobby in its case before the Supreme Court. Wheatsville owners collected … Continue reading Austin’s Wheatsville to Vote on Booting Anti-Woman Eden Foods

This is what I said at Radfems Respond

Excerpt: 1. Female people are a distinct social class with unique experiences, and members of that class experience specific forms of oppression under male supremacy based on the fact that we are female. 2. Gender is an inherently oppressive caste system that serves to facilitate and maintain the exploitation of female people under male supremacy. … Continue reading This is what I said at Radfems Respond

The Reality of Roe

By Rachel / Deep Green Resistance Eugene Yesterday was the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that made it illegal for federal and state governments to make blanket, outright bans on abortion. For those who fight for women’s ability to exercise full autonomy and human rights, January 22nd is treated as a day of … Continue reading The Reality of Roe

Oppression is always tied to resource extraction

Excerpt from the presentation, Tactics and Talking Points: Re-Radicalizing the Fight for Abortion Access, given July 5, 2013 at the Radfem RiseUp conference in Toronto, ON: Mainstream reproductive rights activists in the United States are currently accepting a fictional story about why abortion restrictions are being enacted. A recent article by Andrea Ayres-Deets on the popular … Continue reading Oppression is always tied to resource extraction

Guatemalan Femicide: The Legacy of Repression and Injustice

By Cyril Mychalejko  / Toward Freedom One generally overlooked feature of the Guatemalan government and military’s 36-year (1960-96) genocidal counterinsurgency campaign against the country’s Mayan population is the strategy of targeting women with violence. Rape, mutilation, sexual slavery, forced abortion, and sterilizations were just some of the sadistic tools used in a systematic practice of … Continue reading Guatemalan Femicide: The Legacy of Repression and Injustice