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VoD contains the feminist rantings of Persephone Pomegranate, an introverted zinester living a reclusive life in the mountains.

Persephone is also a multi media artist, vegan, atheist and suffer from GAD (General Anxiety Disorder)

AHP Episode 40 – Gender Roles, Sexism & Congressional Suckage

I’m so proud to announce that I am an official, permanent co-host now on the Angry Hippies’ Podcast. We have a new show out today covering some current events, gender roles, congressional suckage, and an Interview with Jo Pollock.

In this episode, the Angry Hippie and I rail against punishment killing, media sexist shaming, Starbucks sex demands, victim blaming, animal activism, fur, suicide protest, fur is eco-friendly, green label lies, Pope condemns equality, kids equal purpose, Principal Big Brother, rape victims at fault, fashion fails models, Terry Richardson, sexual coercion, Catholic Nuns for Healthcare, stop abortion lies, Boy Scouts sex abuse cover-up, Christian group molestation, Vegans throw pies, activism don’ts, gender roles, media sexist skews, Interview with Jo Pollock, social workers in schools, broken foster care system, Congressional failures, bank bullshit abounds, no regulation, & Business as Usual for Wall Street.

Listen to Episode 40

I’m Pro-Choice Because…

The Abortion Gang

This is my first post at the Abortion Gang blog outlining why I’m pro-choice. The Abortion Gang blog is written by unapologetic activists for reproductive justice, the quote below will let you know a bit more about who we are.

We are Jewish, Christian, atheist, Muslim, Wiccan, secular. We are mixed race, African-American, Latina, White, bi-racial. We are completing a graduate degree, we didn’t finish high school. We have had abortions, children, miscarriages. We have IUDs and we use rhythm beads. We work in reproductive health and we twitter about being #prochoice. We call ourselves feminists, womanists, womyn, wimmin, grrls, women. We are cis gender, we are trans women, we’re gender queer. We have sex with anything that moves, we are abstinent, we are poly amorous.

And we stand for choice.

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Double Standards – The Issue of Body Hair

I stopped shaving both my legs and under my arms a few years ago. For the first 25 or so years of my life I was your average zombie flowing with the horde. I remember the summer before my senior year traveling around Europe (it was an early graduation present from my parents) and seeing women with their natural body hair, especially in France. This was a very confusing time and I think this experience is what started me thinking about why we’re expected to have hairless bodies.

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Guesting on the Angry Hippie’s Podcast

I recently did a guest spot on the Angry Hippie’s Podcast discussing abortion, my upcoming zine and the Texas textbook controversy. I have GAD so actually speaking for a significant period of time on a podcast is pretty major for me. I have to admit, the anxiety only lasted a few minutes and over all I had quite a lot of fun!

So, check me out and let me know what you thought 🙂

Weekly Feminist Review 3.15.10

Here are a few great articles I read this week and wanted to share with my readers.

My Experience Inside the Abortion Clinic

Addendum #1 – I have to say that I don’t normally call clinics that preform abortions “Abortion Clinics” since I’ve never seen a clinic dedicated to just abortion. The post is titled as such because I was inspired to write it after reading Inside the Abortion Clinic.

Addendum #2 – I’m not discounting or trying to minimize the experience of the women who wrote the original article. The thing is that antis tend to only present one side of things. People for choice tend to recognize that women have different experiences both during and after their abortions. But we still maintain that each individual woman has the right to choose for herself. Antis don’t seem to want to acknowledge the thousands of women who have perfectly normal experiences and/or don’t regret their choice afterward.

So, here is my experience with abortion via Mifepristone (aka RU-486 or medical/chemical abortion).

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Raise Your Voice in Dissent!

I’ve always followed the abortion debate closely since I feel very strongly about women’s rights. However, I’ve been following things much more closely the past couple of months after having my first abortion in January. I’ve always been pro-choice but in a much more abstract way.  Actually being faced with an unwanted pregnancy made me realize how important it is not only for abortion to remain legal and safe but also to remain readily available for all women regardless of income.

Being in the thick of things so intently these past few months have inspired me to start a blog to voice my opinions on the things I’m reading and experiencing.