Australian prosecutors lose an illegal abortion case despite proving their case, a 13-year-old girl in Peru is denied an abortion despite an attempted suicide, Apple touts dumb new “anti-sexting” technology, Yale frat boys chant their own sexual anxiety, and women want equality for places the sun don’t shine.
This week, thick-skinned feminist writer at Pandagon.net and reproductive justice proponent Amanda Marcotte joined Emma and I for a conversation that started about abortion, meandered its way to topics of education, and somehow wound up at whale tales. (Yes, really.) Amanda’s the author of It’s a Jungle Out There: The Feminist Survival Guide to Politically Inhospitable Environments and Get Opinionated: A Progressive’s Guide to Finding Your Voice (and Taking a Little Action), as well as the host of RHRealityCheck.org’s Reality Cast, a weekly injection of truth into the sex and reproductive health debate in podcast form. Her sanguine attitude about issues both big and small is enviable and endearing, and we sincerely appreciated her stopping by to smack down some knowledge on a few of the important issues of the day.
Also, as I was recording in Seattle since I was participating in the third Polyamory Leadership Summit, I want to say a big thank you to the very fine folks at The Purple Store for letting me use their warehouse and Internet connection to do the show last weekend! If you need something purple (and, really, who doesn’t?) then you’re just about guaranteed to find it at The Purple Store. Personally, I’m intrigued by the purple leatherman, and the the psychic rat. And also the purple camo boy briefs.