Letters

BEING THERE

José Germosén made an error regarding Moby in his July 23 Fly Life column ["Got to Be Startin' Somethin'"]. Germosén states that, on July 10, Moby splashed a drink in the face of a girl at the Black & White. If memory serves me correctly, he was performing in Minnesota that night.

Jill Meier
Harrison, New Jersey

HOLD THE VOTE

Regarding Eric Alterman's letter [Letters, July 23], which expressed concern that my take on the political aspect of abortion rights in Jennifer's Block's article ["Emergency Landing," July 9] was "a bit flippant—and potentially dangerous": I do not think that political organizing is less important than hosting.

However, as activists, it is harder (and much more rare) to do something personal—like have strangers in your home for a night while they go through a highly intimate and often wrenching experience—than it is to sign a petition or vote. It certainly matters who is on the Supreme Court, but hosting raised my consciousness about access to abortion in profound ways that a mailing from the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights League never could.

In a city of 8 million, many of whom are pro-choice (at least in rhetoric), Haven Coalition has about 15 volunteers. I think it's pretty clear that there is a shortage of that kind of organizing for abortion rights.

Jennifer Baumgardner
Haven Coalition
Manhattan

CORRECTION

In Scott Seward's review of El-P's Fantastic Damage [July 16], Company Flow's album was incorrectly cited. It's called Little Johnny From the Hospital.

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