In brief: Justice Putnam of Netroots Radio was an early supporter of my #ExposeStopPatriarchy project. He had me on this week to talk about their “grifting” (his word) and the amazing activists on the ground in Texas I’ve profiled at Bitch, Alternet and Salon This work is ongoing; you can support it HERE.

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Justice (yes, that’s his actual name) and I chatted about the fantastic work of NARAL Texas and Progress Texas getting anti-choicers on tape training their picketers to intimidate abortion clinic patients — because always start out with awesome! We then discussed my work to expose the group Stop Patriarchy and its patriarch Bob Avakian.

We contrasted this umbrella “activist” group touring the Lone Star State as disruptors while not contributing anything to the on-the-ground work with those organizations and activists I’ve profiled in the pieces I’ve published so far. Texans are doing inspiring work here and the condescension and deception of Stop Patriarchy is offensive and dangerous to the reproductive rights and justice movements.

Links to on-air references:

"Undercover Audio Reveals Intimidation Tactics of Texas Anti-Abortion Groups” via Progress Texas and NARAL Texas

Texans For Reproductive Justice ”Call To Action” — 10 Texas organizations to support as an in-state or out-of-state ally

My piece at Salon: "Are the white women wearing actual chains?” — Meet the abortion rights group Texas feminists oppose. New York-based Stop Patriarchy says it's in Texas to "help." A coalition of advocates have said, "No thanks.”

My piece at Bitch: "In Texas, Activist Group "Stop Patriarchy" Draws Criticism”

My piece at Alternet: "Activist Group Comes Under Fire for Equating Abortion Restrictions With Slavery: Stop Patriarchy has been criticized for its un-feminist, clueless messaging.”

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Hal and I talked repro wins, hypocrisy and a 2016 sneak peak (we’re only a year away from primary fundraising, folks)!

The Center for Reproductive Rights and Whole Woman’s Health are back in court Monday to fight the admitting privileges TRAP law slated to close all but six of the remaining Texas Clinics September 1st. (I’ll be there covering a few stories!) This will be an interesting back to back with the ruling in favor of the Mississippi clinic last week that allows its doors to remain open. Stay tuned…

And Hal and I gave some love to the Notorious R.B.G. — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. I tell you why we’re SO DAMN LUCKY she isn’t retiring as we comment on her new awareness of the pop culture fame she’s experiencing following the scathing Hobby Lobby decision dissent.

We also spent some time on the Satanists trolling Hobby Lobby to see how far the “firmly held religious belief” ruling can go. We all know religious beliefs come with a conservative Biblical interpretation requirement.

Links to on-air references:

Mississippi’s Last Clinic Stays Open — For Now by Irin Carmon

"Whole Woman’s Health Takes Texas to Court over HB 2” via Whole Woman’s Health

"Ruth Bader Ginsburg Loves Her Notorious R.B.G. Nickname, Knows About Biggie Now” via Vanity Fair

"Satanists Troll Hobby Lobby: How far do religious-liberty claims actually extend following the Supreme Court's ruling?” via Emma Green at The Atlantic

We Are Ultraviolet, the organization fighting back against sexism that I mentioned. Check out their latest petition: "Tell the Senate: Pass the bill to reverse Supreme Court's birth control ruling” and follow them on Twitter: @Ultraviolet

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