So we’ve heard about this business with regulating Plan B (emergency contraception or EC), yes? If you haven’t, the Food and Drug Administration recently decided that EC should be available to people ages 15 and older (it used to be 17) without a prescription from a doctor. US District Judge Edward [...]
Jen here and I hope you are Round Up Ready (bad Monsanto joke I’M SORRY)
This week at OK4RJ, Sandra wrote a piece about something I literally think about every day and that is dispelling the hideous myth that incremental change and moderate solutions are “what’s best for red states”. Thanks but no [...]
Last week was a rough one. The trauma Boston endured is immense, and their resilience as a town is incredible. You’re in my thoughts, and many of us in flyover country wish there was more we could do to assist y’all during your recovery.
For the people in West, Texas, I want to extend my [...]
I am not exaggerating when I say reading Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness was a total mind melt. Maybe you were like me and got the idea that the police targeted some people more than others, or that there were some [...]
I had the pleasure (and the exhaustion) of working with the coordinating team for Take Root: Red State Perspectives on Reproductive Justice conference that took place this past weekend. I can’t tell you how much I learned working with speakers and crafting panels. Powerful speakers like Loretta Ross, Deborah [...]
I have it on good authority that U.S. Representative James Lankford, a Republican from Oklahoma’s 5th District, was called Opie by absolutely everyone while he was director over at Falls Creek Church Camp. I will now always refer to him as such.
I mean just look at him
Representative Opie Lankford held a town hall [...]
We have new and exciting things planned for 2013 and one of those is a vlog series done by our very own Jen and Mallory! Here’s the introduction video for their series OKQueer. Let us know what you think in the comments!
I think the Mathis Brothers commercial featuring Mary Fallin decorating a Christmas tree with Oklahoma ornaments did it for me. I was sitting in my room, watching the newest episode of Grey’s Anatomy on my computer machine with my pants unbuttoned as is my natural state and her smug face popped up to wish me [...]
Hi friends, so glad to be rounding up for y’all this week. I’ve been stress-eating homemade pie and plain tortillas, and I can’t even begin to think about how many gifts I still need to buy. YOU’RE ALL GETTING MIX CD’S.
Thank god and all her friends that Patricia Spottedcrow is finally free. But when [...]
So in the past two weeks, the major news stories to distract us from genuine problems in our region or nation seem to be the secession petitions and General Petraeus’ resignation and extramarital affair. And while I love nothing more than writing about a sex scandal, there’s some red state hate I’d like to examine in all [...]
- Nuking the Nuclear: Mother’s Day and Mama’s Day ok4rj.org/2013/05/nuking… @strongfams @riotprrrl 3 days ago
- RT @TrustWomen: Requiring ID for #EC will limit access for more than just teenagers ok4rj.org/2013/05/im-gon… via @OK4RJ @cuteredhood 1 week ago
- Rodeo Roundup: Bomb Girls and Electric Ladies ok4rj.org/2013/05/rodeo-… 1 week ago
- ICYMI, @sandraholla responded to O'Brien's article from a #redstates #reprojustice perspective ok4rj.org/2013/04/the-st… 1 week ago
- What we're reading: MT @rhrealitycheck From #prochoice to #Reprojustice: Use this transitional time to talk goals. ow.ly/kRCX0 1 week ago
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