Join us for a Feminist Friday discussion of healthcare.

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We’re having an open discussion in four hours at Part Time Monster. We’re talking about how contraceptives are not just for preventing pregnancy and how they benefit women in tons of other ways. And how they are a medical treatment that your employer should not be allowed to deny you.

If you’re just going to bed, or just waking up and have a busy work day ahead of you, no worries. Chime in when you have time, and we’ll answer.

We’ve been doing Feminist Friday discussions since March. We do them because we want people to talk to us about their experiences with sexism. We care about it. Given the fact that our constitutional court just placed contraception in a legal category by itself and made it subject to the whims of religious belief; and that a goodly portion of corporate America is poised to take advantage of the loophole, we are feeling a little beleaguered.

Talk to us about this. We need all the wisdom we can muster.

Lawyers, Guns and Money, is what I am saying. Equal parts honest desperation and  pointing out the ridiculousness of it all. We are just people. We have privileges but no real power. Our legal code is the only thing that prevents us from being ground to a pulp, and the highest court in the land has turned against us.

Talk to us. We’ll talk back.

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Weekly preview, with Music

Kris Kristofferson at Austin City Limits in 2009:

Preview:

  • We’ll have posts from Diana (True Blood), Jeremy (Batman), and CompGeekDavid (Music) here and the usual features at Just Gene’O.
  • We’re a go for a Feminist Friday discussion at Part Time Monster this week; we’re still working on the topic.
  • I’m not sure about the Tolkien post for this week or the Follow Friday on the blog yet. I’ll explain briefly why I am not sure below.

WARNING: Politics after the jump.

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