November 13's] live-streamed "one in three" speak-out made me realize that even as a staunch reproductive rights advocate, a clinic escort, and a feminist, I still have to battle my own internalized abortion stigma.
That quote comes from Chanel Dubofsky writing about how "Abortion Speak-Outs Can Combat Our Own Stigma Too.
You get outrageous and decentralized "actions" that recall the Redstockings' 1968 Miss America protest and abortion speak-outs
In the last five years, there have been a lot of speak-outs
about domestic violence and rape.
It made me remember again the early days of abortion speak-outs
when there was less effort to justify ourselves, when the very desperation of our search proved the sincerity of our need.
Women are perhaps even quieter than they were pre-Roe, when at least a few hundred feminists held speak-outs
and signed public petitions about their illegal abortions.
There is ample evidence that attitudes illustrated by these examples were predominant at the teach-ins and speak-outs
organized at many colleges and universities in the wake of September 11.
Over a year and a half of mobilizing since the Seattle events -- including teach-ins and speak-outs
around the FTAA, planning direct-action training, preparing detailed logistical plans for outreach and coalition-building, and reading anti-capitalist theorists like Susan George, George Monbiot, Vandana Shiva and Walden Bello -- has seen the development of a new layer of well-informed activists and effective coalitions.
In the tradition of the consciousness-raising groups and feminist speak-outs
of the 1970s, these feminist mothers explore forbidden topics and make "bad-mother" confessions.
The announcement comes on National Coming Out Day when thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and allies hold workshops, speak-outs
, rallies and other events across the country.
Feminist thought about the family, our speak-outs
and consciousness-raising groups, have left their mark on these two motherhood books, which openly share "bad-mothering" stories, pain and confusion, along with recognition of the pleasures and power in mothering children.