reproductive rights

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the news that’s on my radar today: • Chelsea Manning was granted approval by a judge this week to legally change her name. In an open... 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... Read more »

When Women Take to the Sea to Provide Safe Abortions

The Women on Waves ship heads to international waters to dispense the abortion pill to women in need.  The documentary Vessel begins starkly, with the reveal of a typed plea from a woman in Morocco in 2012.... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Texas Laws are Just the Worst.

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

We Need to Face America's Dark History of Sterilizing People Behind Bars

American prisons have a dark history of forced sterilization: Louisville residents protested forced sterilizations in 1971. Photo from the Southern Conference Educational Fund via the History News Network  On... 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 »

Douchebag Decree: Hobby Lobby Wants to Be the Boss of Our Birth Control

I remember a simpler time when shopping at a craft store was not a political act. In those hazy golden days of about three years ago, I could simply waltz into a Hobby Lobby, purchase some fabric glue and sequins and not feel like I’d just... Read more »

We're Not "Hysterical" for Talking About Rape Culture

Why does rape happen? Because a rapist chooses to rape someone. Because someone felt so entitled to sex, they didn’t care whether their selected partner was able or willing to consent. No one is disagreeing there. But why does that choice happen? Where does that sense of entitlement come from? If... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the news on my radar today • The top Army prosecutor for sexual assault cases has been suspended after a... 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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »