What’s Current: For the last time (we wish), there’s no such thing as a ‘male brain’ or a ‘female brain’

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It’s time we admit the fact that there are many ways to be male and female. New research published yesterday puts yet another nail in the coffin of the myth of the male and female brain.

Petitions call for the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooter to be prosecuted as a domestic terrorist. His crime was motivated by anti-feminist political ideology against women’s reproductive sovereignty.

Cop poses as woman’s boyfriend for SIX YEARS in order to infiltrate and spy on her group of environmentalist activist friends.

“For seven years, he had adopted a fake persona to infiltrate environmental groups. Their unmasking of him five years ago kickstarted a chain of events that has exposed one of the state’s most deeply concealed secrets… More than 10 women have discovered that they had relationships with undercover policemen, some lasting years, without being told their true identity.”

Young Greek women are selling sex for the price of a sandwich, new study shows. (And here is a version of the same article where an abolitionist feminist corrected the sentence structure so that men were actually named as the agents who are exploiting the poverty of these women).

Why making over-the-counter hormonal birth control available in the U.S. is a bad idea:

“[T]here’s an interesting contradictory effort by Republicans in Congress that everyone should be warned about. Even though conservative Republicans have a long held reputation of being anti-birth control, last May right-wing senators introduced a bill that would expedite the process in which manufacturers behind contraceptives apply to the FDA for over-the-counter approval… Turns out that the Affordable Care Act wouldn’t cover the costs OTC contraception. Even though the pill would be easily available, the costs would prevent women in lower socioeconomic statuses form accessing it… Private insurance doesn’t like covering the costs of anything, but they love charging an arm and a leg for mediocre, half-ass health insurance. At the same Republicans love campaign donations, and if health insurance companies have an incentive to make sure pills are available over the counter so they don’t have to pay for it, there’s no question that they’ll bribe any politician necessary to make it happen.”

There’s a Womyn’s Gathering happening in France this summer. Workshops with topics on radical feminism included.


Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.