OTI Newsletter – January 1, 2012

OTI Newsletter – January 1, 2012

Happy New Year From On The Issues!

Regardless of the holidays that you are celebrating, protesting, or ignoring altogether, the new year is coming and we’re so grateful for your readership and support. Thanks for making another year of critical, independent feminist thinking possible.

P.S. We’re going to dive into 2012 with an in-depth issue on abortion — and we can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it!

Need some last minute gift ideas for the activists in your life?

The Feminist Press surveyed its staff and searched through its resources and libraries to collect their top-five activist books for your holiday reading pleasure. From poster art to tips for girls, gays and activist communities, their short-list is filled with ideas and fervor for progressive and feminist activism.

Book Corner: Feminist Press Picks Five Top Activist Reads

What’s Your War Story? Win a Signed Copy of Merle Hoffman’s Book!

And there’s only 3 days left to enter to win!

“I made my way up the steps [of St. Patrick’s Cathedral] with the six-foot hanger I had commissioned for the occasion. It was a symbol of potential terror and aggression against all women, but it was also the symbol of our future…”

Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Merle Hoffman told one of her many war stories on RH Reality Check with an excerpt from her upcoming memoir — now it’s time for you to tell yours, and win a signed copy of the book! Merle wants to know about a time when you acted on your politics — what personal actions have you taken in the battle for social justice? Did you have an abortion, or did you go with a friend to have one? Have you been involved in rallies or movements for social change? Or did you just stand up to someone for their hateful language or actions? Share what “intimate war” has meant to you and you could win a free, signed copy of the book! The deadline is Monday at noon. *Hot tip: We have five books to go around, so your chances of winning are great!

Share your experience by posting on Merle’s Facebook wall or tweet to @merlehoffman with the hashtag #myintimatewar and you’ll be automatically entered to win.

Don’t forget to keep up with us on Twitter and Facebook for daily feminist news and analysis, and stop by The Café for engaging conversation On The Issues that matter!

Thanks for reading!


Merle Hoffman's Choices: A Post-Roe Abortion Rights Manifesto

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“Merle Hoffman has always known that in a democracy, we each have decision-making power over the fate of our own bodies. She is a national hero for us all.” —Gloria Steinem

In the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe V. Wade and a country divided, Merle Hoffman, a pioneer in the pro-choice movement and women’s healthcare, offers an unapologetic and authoritative take on abortion calling it “the front line and the bottom line of women’s freedom and liberty.” 

Merle Hoffman has been at the forefront of the reproductive freedom movement since the 1970s. Three years before the Supreme Court legalized abortion through Roe v. Wade, she helped to establish one of the United States’ first abortion centers in Flushing, Queens, and later went on to found Choices, one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive women’s medical facilities. For the last five decades, Hoffman has been a steadfast warrior and fierce advocate for every woman’s right to choose when and whether or not to be a mother.