Another week, another clueless public statement about women’s health. This week, male GOPers convinced themselves that their legislation isn’t what counts when it comes to representing women, but their ability to read Glamour. And Rep. Chuck Gatschenberger compared Missouri’s proposed 72-hour waiting period and mandatory ultrasound bill to the “research” he does “before buying a car.”
But while anti-choice politicians spread misinformation about women’s health, the Friday Femorandum is devoted to delivering the news. Here’s what actually happened in reproductive politics this week:
“Beltway consensus would have you believe that abortion politics are over. That that’s so 2012. But the policy positions that made 2012 into such a politically potent fight over this issue, those policy positions are widespread again.”
“I practice monstrous voices as a hobby. One of these things came out to my advantage.” One woman’s crazy-voiced triumph in the fight against street harassment.
This week’s feminist killjoys are director Gillian Robespierre and actress Jenny Slate, for finally upending the film trend of depicting abortion as full of old-school shame and inaccurate doom with Obvious Child. Seriously, go see it. It is so good.
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