reproductive rights

Today is National "Thanks Birth Control" Day

Despite the fact that 99 percent of U.S. women will use birth control in their lifetime, contraception is still somehow controversial to many politicians. Just look at the... Read more »

Judge Rules That Texas Abortion Law is an Unconstitutional Burden on Women

Photo of a Texas pro-choice protester by Mirsasha (Creative Commons) After a three-day trial, a Texas judge ruled today that a key section of the state’s controversial slate of abortion-rights... Read more »

Daily Show Co-Creator Lizz Winstead on Media, Choice, and Feminist Comedy

Lizz Winstead is a prolific comedian. First off, she’s the co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show. She left months before Jon Stewart became the host (but not before discovering Stephen Colbert) and went on to co-found Air America Radio and hosted the show ... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s what’s on our radar today! • Check out six viewpoints on the question: “Are ‘trans rights’ and ‘gay rights’ still allies?” [NYT]  • The... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Plan B

As of August, the emergency contraception pill Plan B is supposed to be available over the counter for women of all ages. This 20-minute show investigates whether that's actually true. Meet the Native American activists pushing to make emergency contraception accessible to all women. Plus... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the feminist news on our radar today: • Five media outlets around the country have been working on a reproductive rights reporting project about emergency contraception (including Bitch!). Check out all the published stories on ... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s what’s on our radar today! • We’re in the money! Married same-sex couples that weren’t able to file their federal taxes together are now eligible... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

There’s a lot of news on our radar this morning. • Racialicious asks, “Is economic mobility destined to become a zero sum game?”  [... Read more »

Dissecting "Sweetening the Pill," a Completely Frustrating New Book on Birth Control

Historically, the birth control pill is revolutionary. Today, it’s nearly mundane. In the 50 years since its approval, the Pill has radically changed contraception, placing it directly in the hands of women, changing the way they plan their lives, the way conduct their relationships, and—of... Read more »

I Read a Bunch of Anti-Choice Memoirs So You Don't Have To

For the last four years I have been researching and writing about abortion rights and access, the... Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »