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My version of retweeting: Pamela Clare, Romance, State Law, and Women’s Rights

From the Smart Bitches, how one person (who happens to be a woman and a romance author) can make a huge difference in the lives of many.

Go read in detail how Pamela Clare fought her way to writing a law (that passed) to make it possible for female inmates to give birth unshackled to the bed.

Yes, you read right: unshackled. Because up to now, in many of states of the Union is allowed by law to shackle a laboring woman to a bed, simply because she’s also an inmate.

I also want to point out that as much as Ms Clare’s actions are amazing from the point of view of women’s rights, they are so as part of the fight for human rights–the inhumane treatment of pregnant inmates has, in fact, cost lives.

For her dedication to this issue and her work and integrity as a journalist, Ms Clare was awarded the Society for Professional Journalists “Keeper of the Flame” Lifetime Achievement Award.

Thank you, Ms Clare. Way to go.

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Read more here–and go check out Ms Clare’s website. She not only one determined human being but a really good writer.



Friday, September 11, 2009
Posted in: womanly things

Apparently I’m pregnant. *g*

I Feel Vi-o-lated…

Monday, January 28, 2008
Posted in: womanly things


I went for my cervical smear test today, and I have to say, no matter how often I have that speculum shoved up where the sun doesn’t shine, I still always feel like I’ve been ten rounds with Mike Tyson. I already had the obligatory hot bath, so now I’m off to find some non-fat cheesecake to make me feel better.

What do you guys do to get over the dreaded gyno check-up?