Politics

On the Map-In Your Facial: Queer Feminist Pornographers

Recently in Sweden, adult film director Mia Engberg received 500,000 kronor ($69,000USD) in public funding from the Swedish Film Institute to create a collection of... Read more »

On the Map: Fashion and Fundraising with The Uniform Project

In Mumbai and Delhi, several fashion designers are making their radical politics known on the runway, and in fashion capital New York City, one Indian woman is drawing attention to the need... Read more »

Bad News for People Who Like Good Girls

Newsweek has a piece on their website right now entitled, “How To Get A Raise: Stop Being Good” by Jessica Bennett. In it Bennett reviews a new book, Rachel Simmons’ The Curse of the Good Girl... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: RIP Doris "Dobby" Brin Walker, progressive lawyer

Doris Walker worked throughout her life protecting and defending leftist causes and activists. She participated as an activist and legal counsel throughout almost every major America progressive social movement in the twentieth century, from denouncing Jim Crow laws and McCarthyism, to being a... Read more »

Is Meghan McCain the new heartbeat of the GOP or the new headache?: A point/counterpoint

You may know her as John McCain's cute, blonde, 24-year-old daughter, whose site, McCain Blogette, may have been the first campaign-trail travelogue to dish about its author's favorite cosmetics and love of Tupac. You may have seen her appearances on The... Read more »

Beaker Bitch: Freak Outs, Not Facts, Dominate Abortion Talk in Healthcare Debate

The healthcare debate this week has certainly been a lot of fingerpointing. In an effort to quash false rumors surrounding Obama's new healthcare plan (please let's never discuss the phrase "death panels" again), the White House went so far as to launch a... Read more »

Rave On: Anne Elizabeth Moore on Dirty Plotte

“Rave On” is the Page Turner series that asks feminist writers, artists, musicians, activists, leaders, and scholars to talk about a book that completely rocked their world. Today we feature media activist and writer Anne Elizabeth Moore on the Dirty Plotte comic books by Julie Doucet. I don... Read more »

Fox Won't Air Family Guy Abortion Episode -- What Do You Think?

Image via starstore The Seth MacFarlane creation that is “Family Guy” has built a reputation on poking animated fun at... Read more »

"Abortion Party": What's in a name?

Damon Linker recently blogged on the New Republic about a "deeply disturbing" Alternet article by Byard Duncan, My First Abortion Party.... Read more »

Sotomayor and Dr. Benjamin in the Media: An Open Thread

As the hearings for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor continue, media coverage has ranged from the good, the... Read more »

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Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion... Read more »

Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban,...

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The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... Read more »

In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which... Read more »