This Week: Trust Black Women, Egypt Against US Colonialism, & more

Egypt’s Nawal El Saadawi: ‘We Will Not Let Egypt Burn’
The Root: “NS: I don’t expect the power or support or interference of anyone, of any government. We here in Egypt are fed up with U.S. colonialism.”

Sister Song and the Trust Black Women Partnership:
“Black women are not the pawns of these white people who erect such billboards. We find them offensive, racist, sexist and – most of all – disrespectful of our decision making, our 400-year history of raising and caring for black children, and our human right to make health care choices for ourselves.”

Shattering Voices from the Military Rape Lawsuit, Verbatim
Jezebel: “Last week, a group of women and men sued Defense Secretary Robert Gates and his predecessor, Donald Rumsfeld, for creating a culture that enabled and protected their rapists. The words in this video are taken directly from their complaint.”

Googlebombers turn “Abortion” into the second result for “Murder”
BoingBoing: “Someone has spoofed Google into making the Wikipedia entry for “abortion” into the second result in searches for ‘murder. ”

The Wisconsin Labor Fight: An Attack on Women, Too
Dana Goldstein: “The Wisconsin GOP’s war on public sector unions–except those representing police officers, firefighters, and state troopers–is not only a craven attack on the Democratic base, but sexist, too, since predominantly male professions are deliberately protected while female ones are targeted.”

VA OKs bill to likely close most abortion clinics
AP: “Virginia took a big step Thursday toward eliminating most of the state’s 21 abortion clinics, approving a bill that would likely make rules so strict the medical centers would be forced to close, Democrats and abortion rights supporters said.”

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