Friday Blogaround

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Recommended Reading:

Andy: 18 Senators Join Call for Marriage Equality Plank in DNC Platform

Resistance: Evolution Plus [Content Note: The post at this link includes discussion of racism and privilege.]

Dorothy: My Dear Watson [Content Note: The post at this link includes discussion of racism and misogyny.]

Jorge: L.A. Mom Deported After Protesting Foreclosure of Former Home

Happy Second Blogiversary to the Crunk Feminist Collective! Crunktastic celebrates with a great post about sex! [Content Note: Some images may be NSFW.]

At Letters of Note, I want to strongly recommend this letter from Marilyn Monroe to her surgeon, who was to do an appendectomy. I do direct you there with the caveat that it includes a line which suggests to have ovaries is to define one as a woman, which of course we know is not true, but was certainly even more widely believed then than it is now. Anyway, it's a very interesting peek backwards to 1952, and fuck if it won't leave you thinking the more things change, the more women's worries about control over choices made about their bodies stays the goddamned same.

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