After last week’s announcement about the closing of the Morgentaler clinic in Fredericton, support has taken off for reproductive justice advocates in New Brunswick and PEI. NB Pro Choice has started a new Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, where you can submit your own message of support and solidarity. And over 10,000 people have signed the petition to fund services at the Morgentaler clinic. If you haven’t signed yet, you can do so here.
Yesterday was the International Trans Day of Visibility. Check out Gina Rocero’s TED talk in Vancouver on why she needed to come out as trans (via Transgriot).
And check out the new Trans 100 list, highlighting the accomplishments of trans people in a variety of fields (via The Advocate).
David Futrelle looks at the response of angry denial from key Men’s Rights Activists like Paul Elam of A Voice for Men to the assault on a feminist at Queen’s University. Futrelle argues AVFM and Elam bear responsibility for these kinds of attacks because of their regular use of violent rhetoric against women and feminists.
Starting this week Halifax commuters will be seeing pro-choice ads on their buses after a local group raised funds to help counter anti-abortion ads that ran in January. If you’re in Halifax and see the ads, the organizers are encouraging you to tweet pictures using the hashtag #mychoice Halifax (via Lauren Strapagiel at canada.com).
At Bitch, Barbara Fisher talks about the unequal coverage of women’s crime writing, sharing Sisters in Crime research that found the more prestigious the publication or award, the less likely women’s crime writing was to be recognized.