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25 de Agosto: El aborto y la inmigración

Posted in abortion, blogging, immigration, reproductive rights with tags , , , , , on August 25, 2010 by eugeniadealtura

I would like to bring to my readers’ attention a few articles that have emerged in the last couple of weeks highlighting the particularly vulnerable situation of immigrant women seeking access to reproductive health care, especially abortion.  In light of recent debates in the U.S. on immigration reform, including the anti-immigration legislation passed in Arizona and other states, it seems particularly important to consider how these policies affect the reproductive rights of women immigrants.  In general, the forecast is not good–while ABC News notes that immigrant women are frequently  customers of “cheap, do-it-yourself abortion,” guest writer Marcy Bloom of the blog “Trust Women” points to the dual attacks of the right on immigration and reproductive rights.  I encourage you all to read these pieces, and join in on the debates.


8 de Agosto: El aborto en las Filipinas

Posted in abortion, blogging, reproductive rights on August 8, 2010 by eugeniadealtura

A new report by the Center for Reproductive Rights entitled, “Forsaken Lives: The Harmful Impact of the Philippine Criminal Abortion Ban,” chronicles the severe consequences to women of that country’s ban on abortion in all circumstances. Marcy Bloom, of Mexican reproductive rights group GIRE, has written an excellent article on the report here.

This photo of Palawan, in the Philippines, provided courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

9 de Julio: Visita a Womanist Musings

Posted in blogging, sexual violence with tags , , on July 9, 2010 by eugeniadealtura

This week at Womanist Musings, I’ve written a guest post on my obsession with the World Cup–and on the sexual violence that I have learned takes place every day in South Africa.  To combat rape, one doctor has invented a device that is inserted vaginally that may help “trap” rapists.  Join the debate at Womanist Musings!

14 de Mayo: Las mujeres bajo Evo

Posted in blogging, Bolivia with tags , , , on May 14, 2010 by eugeniadealtura

I want to bring it to my readers’ attention that I have a guest post up today at Womanist Musings exploring the situation of women under Bolivian President Evo Morales.  This post is designed to speak to non-Bolivianists about women’s rights under Evo and under progressive Latin American governments more broadly.  Check it out, and feel free to join in on the debate in the comments section.

16 de Abril: Una noticia emocionante

Posted in blogging, womanism with tags , , , , , on April 16, 2010 by eugeniadealtura

I’d like to share some exciting news: starting today, I will be occasionally posting over at Womanist Musings.  Womanist Musings is an excellent, progressive, and prolific blog that I have been following for some time.  I’m hesitant to place too many labels upon the blog myself, but this post does a great job of explaining some of the differences between “womanism” and “feminism;” it also includes a link where readers can learn more about the former.  Although regular readers are likely aware that I do consider myself a feminist, I have learned an incredible amount from Womanist Musings and believe that womanism has a great deal to teach anyone interested in women’s rights.

Posts at Womanist Musings digest current events and writers’ personal experiences from a woman-centered perspective.  The site also features an open guest-posting policy, where other bloggers, journalists, activists, etc. often weigh in on a variety of issues.  Needless to say, I am honored to be featured as a guest columnist at this site.  I expect to be posting pieces on Latin American women’s political and sexual and reproductive rights at Womanist Musings once every two weeks, most likely on Fridays.  I strongly encourage you all to hop over to view not only my posts, but those of all the other talented writers featured at Womanist Musings–you won’t be disappointed.

El Puente de la Mujer, Buenos Aires, Argentina.