Politics

No Kidding: Do Women Have the Right to Sterility?

A fairly obvious question that I haven’t addressed during this series is whether women have the right to be sterile. It seems like sort of an obvious one (if not with just one obvious answer) until you consider how we frame other discussions about women’s health. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: "Gentlemen" Hijack Women's History Month

  Seeing as it's National Women's History Month I thought we might be short on douchebags this week. No chance.  Beyond the heaps of... Read more »

No Kidding: Are You Essure?

Do you think women know that non-invasive procedures like Essure are an option? Do you think childfree women have the same trouble securing any form of permanent birth control, no matter which type they want? Have you encountered resistance from medical professionals about sterilization options? Read more »

B-Sides: Video Dance Party!

As much as I adore music videos at dance parties, watching choreographed dance moves on a giant screen in public typically does one of two things to me: infuses my... Read more »

No Kidding: Do You Still Have Your Uterus?

After I got my tubes tied last year, I got a lot of questions from friends (and strangers) about what a tubal ligation actually means. It's not a common procedure for a young (under 30), relatively... Read more »

Grand Rounds: Dissecting Grey's Anatomy: Not Responsible

This week on Grey’s Anatomy: problem storylines galore! Pregnancies, relationships, everyone telling everyone else what to do, and not a whole lot of anyone listening to anyone else. Grey’s wants to set us up for sweeps with a bang, apparently, and we’ve got a... Read more »

On Our Radar

Need some awesome links to start your weekend? Thought so! First, the great news, in case you didn't hear: Obama declared DOMA unconstitutional! Feministe... Read more »

Race Card: Anti-Abortion Billboards Target Black Women

There's been an uproar in New York all this week about an anti-abortion billboard in Soho. The billboard featured a little black girl with the message, "The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb." Launched by anti-abortion group Life Always, the billboard served as a... Read more »

Stand with Planned Parenthood: Sign-Making Open Thread!

As you’ve probably heard by now, the House voted last week to cut federal funding for Title X, which would in turn U.S. bar Planned Parenthood health centers from all... Read more »

Pink Saris

This is the last week to catch the Portland International Film Festival, which the Northwest Film Center has been running since February 10th, screening several films a day in venues... Read more »

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Valuable Resources: The Ableist Fight Over Plastic Straws

Straws are easy to target, but cities and companies still rely on environmentally harmful practices. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Anti-Choice Hidden Camera Edition

Tool-in-pimp's-clothing James O'Keefe's laughable costume and douchebag seduction methods have mostly discredited his conservative... Read more »

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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