reproductive rights

A Short List of Abortion Rights Restricted This Week

There have been so many political fights over abortion access this week in the US that it has been overwhelming to try and keep up on what’s happening where. in case you haven’t been able to keep straight which douchebags are restricting rights in which states, exactly, here’s a... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the feminist news on our radar today: • California prison officials finally recognized the hunger strike... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Monday! Here’s all the feminist news on my radar.  • Framing the debate around the BART strikes: Where does blame for the strike land? [This Week in Blackness] • While everyone was dealing with... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the news on our radar today! • Mohamed Morsi, the first democratically elected president of Egypt, has been ousted by the military. The military has also suspended the constitution,... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Round Up

Here’s all the news on our radar for today! • We warned you about Rick Perry’s call for a second special session on SB5. After about eight hours of testimony last night, the Texas House... Read more »

The Power of Language Versus Data in Texas's Fiery Abortion Debate

In Texas today, 3,543 people signed up to publicly speak their mind on abortion. The capitol building crowd of reproductive rights advocates who turned out to protest... Read more »

Why Texas Abortion-Restriction Laws are a National Problem

Today, thousands of Texans are crowding their state capitol, protesting Governor Rick Perry special legislative session to consider a bill (now known as HB2) that would ... Read more »

Safe, Legal, and Hilarious: Five Actually Funny Jokes About Abortion

You might have missed it earlier this week because you were doing something more important with your time—like Jazzercising, or building a tiny city out of Triscuit crackers and cream cheese, or watching some kind of... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the news on our radar today. • First of all, tell Governor Rick Perry that he’s full of bad ideas. • With the Supreme Court ruling that DOMA is unconstitutional, binational same-sex couples will no longer be... Read more »

How Mainstream Media Failed on the Texas "Feminist Army" Filibuster

Photos of Davis’s pink Nikes went viral, as did images of hundreds of orange-clad protestors. The internet treated the bill like it was the Red Wedding episode of Game of Thrones or the arrival of Hillary Clinton to Twitter. 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 »