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Popaganda Episode: Sex, Condoms, and Abortion in Pop Culture

In this episode, we look at the way movies and music discuss reproductive rights, including an analysis of Nicki Minaj lyrics, a history of American sex-ed films, and an exploration of the how movies make abortion seem... Read more »

How Pop Culture Reinforces Abortion Stigma—and Can Help End It

New film “Obvious Child” stars Jenny Slate as a 20-something in Brooklyn who gets an abortion. One in three women in the US have an abortion in their lifetimes, while nearly 40 percent of Americans claim they do not know anyone who has had an abortion. I left the latter group, not... Read more »

Five Ways "Obvious Child" Rewrites Hollywood's Backward Stance on Abortion

If you’ve already seen the new, Sundance-anointed comedy Obvious Child, you’ll likely agree that it’s the... Read more »

It's a Problem When Laws Try to Protect Fetuses—But Not Pregnant Women

A Texas protester rallies against the state’s recent abortion rights restrictions. Photo by Mirsasha. Is it possible to advocate for fetuses and babies without advocating for pregnant women... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Texas Laws are Just the Worst.

A Texan succinctly protests the state’s restrictive anti-... Read more »

New Play "Mom Baby God" Goes Behind the Scenes of the Pro-Life Movement

When I first caught sight of a Madeline Burrows, the writer and performer at the center of new play Mom Baby God, I wanted to head straight for the bathroom and hide. She was sporting a side ponytail and pink hoodie, chatting... 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, the tale typically paints the procedure as riskier than it is in real life. That’s the conclusion of the first-ever ... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Happy Friday, folks! Here’s what’s on our radar this morning. • The talk of feminist Twitter since Wednesday morning has been this cover story from The Nation on “Feminism’s... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s what’s on our radar today! • They’ve finally cast Wonder Woman! Actress Gal Gadot of the Fast and Furious movies will be appearing as the Amazon in the upcoming... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

There’s a lot of bad news on our feminist radar today.  • Non-violent offenders serving life without parole cost U.S. taxpayers $1.7 billion annually.... 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 »