Do I Look Like a Baby Killer?

Hello again! I know this post doesn’t appear, at first, to have much to do with writing or writers. However, it does have a great deal to do with what I’ve been writing about lately. As far as freelance goes, I’ve discovered that, to motivate myself, I need to not only find writing topics that grip me but publications that, as a whole, do likewise.

I’ve since found a beautiful marriage of rich, meaningful writing, research, and topics in various feminist publications. I have always fancied myself a feminist but the farther I get from the classroom the more I realize just how uninvolved I’ve been. Since recognizing this, I’ve begun writing a slew of articles on everything from childbirth to burlesque dancing to women’s health research. And this blog post by Kat Richter, in my mind, is a great reflection upon many serious and pressing feminist issues today and is a fine example of taking feminist action through writing.

Fieldwork in Stilettos

This morning I went to Planned Parenthood.  I go every three months to pick up my birth control pills and again in August just before my birthday for my annual pelvic exam.

My usual concerns when going to Planned Parenthood are:

A)     Where am I going to park?  Parking in Center City is never easy.

B)      How long is this going to take?  The folks at the Locust Street branch are always friendly and seem pretty efficient but if you don’t have an appointment, you can find yourself sitting in the lobby long enough to watch an entire Tyler Perry film.

I’m never worried about getting stopped by protestors because let’s face it: this is 2013.  This is Philadelphia.  We’re not like that here.

Plus, my visit to Planned Parenthood has nothing to do with abortion, which makes sense because 90% of the services offered by Planned Parenthood have to…

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