a bird and a bottle


Bad Bean
May 28, 2007, 11:10 pm
Filed under: frivolity, laziness, me

I keep promising more posts — at least daily — and I keep failing to deliver. Alas.

Here’s the scoop: I am working full time this summer. I can’t blog during the workday. I try to blog either in the early morning or late night hours, but I don’t always get to (sleep, the gym, a social life get in the way).

But I’ll make you a deal: I’ll continue to post as often as possible, though maybe not every day. And you keep reading, looking forward to the day later this summer when posting will resume at its breakneck pace. Mmmkay?



A Day Without Blogging
May 1, 2007, 10:19 am
Filed under: Law School, laziness, me

Just a heads-up that posting will be light or non-existent today, as I’ve got to take an exam.

I know it’s sad. All will be back to normal tomorrow.



Blogs on the Ban – Link Round-up

In addition to Lynn’s article, to which I linked below, I wanted to direct your attention to some other great commentaries about the abortion ban from around the blogosphere:

Law prof Jack Balkin makes it clear (as if it weren’t already) why this matters: It’s the informed consent, stupid.

Lynn Harris of Salon also thinks through the implications of the decision in her recap.

Terrance at The Republic of T (via Jill) talks about what it means to be able to choose whether or not to terminate a second trimester pregnancy, and reminds us about the ramifications when choices are taken away from women.

Feminist Law Prof David S. Cohen reminds us who really gets hurt in all this — poor women.

belledame’s got the newest Carnival of the Feminists in 3 parts, and of course pulls together many posts about yesterday’s decision.

[edited] former Planned Parenthood chief Gloria Feldt unleashes her wisdom at WIMN’s voices, explaining why Gonzales is a Partial Truth Decision.

More of my own analysis to come…when I finish my evidence outline.



Mellow Music Weekend
April 7, 2007, 10:22 pm
Filed under: frivolity, laziness, media, video

Here’s a little Jenny Lewis and the Watson twins (with intro by Sarah Silverman):



Two Great Posts on Girls, Women, and Motherhood
March 26, 2007, 8:23 am
Filed under: civil rights, feminism/s & gender, laziness, news, reproductive justice, sexuality

After being out all day yesterday throwing a (successful) surprise 60th birthday party for my mom, I am running around trying to actually be a law student this morning. I’m hoping to post this afternoon, but in the meantime, keep yourselves busy with these two great posts about issues relating to pregnancy and motherhood.

Dr. B over at Bitch PhD. has a post up about the North Dakota legislature’s rejection of a law that would allow a pregnant teenager to go see a doctor for prenatal care without parental consent. Yep, you read that one right. Apparently, these young women who are, by the state’s estimation, too young to make decisions about abortion and so must become mothers if their parents refuse consent for an abortion, are also too young to decide to see a doctor to try and make sure that the fetus they are carrying becomes a healthy child. Dr. B. takes a good job tearing this situation apart.

Amanda Marcotte examines the changing conception of motherhood (no pun intended) from a requirement to a choice. The Guardian (UK) recently published an article that included interviews of three generations of women about reproduction, sexuality, and motherhood. Amanda picks apart the results and what they say about women in our society.

More from me later on today….