Jill Filipovic

Jill Filipovic
Politics, women’s rights, foreign affairs, and law
Created 01 May 2019
  • Against Religious Vaccine Exemptions
    28 Sep 2021about 10 hours ago • < 1 min read
    1As more states and employers implement Covid-19 vaccination requirements, more people are claiming religious exemptions to the vaccine. It’s clear that a lot of these claims are more about political ...
  • Homework
    24 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    On days like today, I feel extraordinarily lucky to have what must be the best job in the world. September is winding down and I’m wrapping up two weeks of teaching writing retreats. Tomorrow I will b...
  • When Justice Requires Breaking Unjust Laws
    20 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    1I was leveled by this piece from Alan Braid, a physician who provides abortion care in San Antonio, Texas, and who just broke Texas’s near-total abortion ban by helping a woman who needed it have an ...
  • The Racist Roots of the Anti-Abortion Movement
    15 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    1With abortion functionally outlawed in Texas (at least for the time being), abortion rights advocates are gearing up for the potential reversal of Roe v. Wade, while abortion opponents are scrambling...
  • Caught With Their Pants Down
    10 Sep 2021 • 8 min read
    1A new documentary called LuLaRich about the multilevel marketing (MLM) leggings-seller LuLaRoe is out on Amazon Prime today, and if you watch it, you might see a familiar face (hi). When the document...
  • Abortion Bans Are Violence Against Women
    08 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    1The Texas abortion bounty law, which essentially outlaws abortion as early as two weeks after a woman misses her period, is the most restrictive anti-abortion law to go into effect in the United Stat...
  • The Texas Abortion Bounty Law is Anti-Choice Terrorism Codified.
    03 Sep 2021 • 16 min read
    1The Supreme Court has finally issued its ruling on the Texas abortion bounty law: The law stands while it’s being litigated in the lower courts. I wrote about the Texas law and what it means yesterda...
  • Texas Women Just Lost Their Right to Their Own Bodies
    01 Sep 2021 • 10 min read
    1I am frothing and devastated watching the Supreme Court allow Texas to functionally overturn Roe v. Wade. I’m angry in a million different directions: At the woman-hating “pro-life” movement that has...
  • Maybe People Need More to Lose
    31 Aug 2021 • 12 min read
    1I’ll start by saying I know I am phenomenally, ridiculously lucky: I’m writing this newsletter from Greece, looking out at a blue sea, squinting into my laptop to block out a bright afternoon sun. Fo...
  • The Importance of Being Honest
    23 Aug 2021 • 10 min read
    1As summer draws to a close and Covid continues to rage across the US, I really, really do not envy parents of kids under 12. It sounds like kids will be able to get vaccinated soon-ish, but at the mo...
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