reproductive rights

Dystopian Book "Partials" Imagines a Society of Forced Pregnancy

I’ve never been attracted to books set in a world in which women have been stripped of their reproductive rights and function mainly as breeders. After all, I live in a very real society in which women’s rights over their bodies are... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Good morning, folks! Here’s all the feminist and feminist-adjacent news on our radar this fine morning. • Who says online activism doesn’t get results? Reebok has dropped Rick Ross as a spokesperson in the wake of his... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Good morning! Ready to start your weekend off right with a big bowl of healthy links from around the web? • Tyler Perry’s new movie, Temptation, looks to be a moralizing mess. But it’s also dangerously... Read more »

Why North Dakota's Abortion Ban is a Win for Right-Wingers—Even if they Lose

  The North Dakota legislature approved a “personhood” measure for the ballot last week—if the governor signs off on the measure, voters will decide in 2014... Read more »

Generation Roe is the Abortion Politics Book We've Been Waiting For

Finally: A smart book about abortion that doesn’t hew to a party line. Sarah Erdreich’s Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement, is an incisive and comprehensive overview of the current... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Half-way through the week and here’s what we’ve been reading up on for the day: Are you also upset about CNN’s coverage of the Steubenville rape case?  ... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the latest of what we’re reading up on. Advertising in men’s magazines... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Good morning! Happy Monday! Here’s our list of feminist news links to kick off your week.  • Grammy Time: Was Frank Ocean stiffed awards because he’... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Good morning Bitch readers! Here’s your daily feminist news, fresh off the press.  • The Pakistani schoolgirl activist attacked by the Taliban speaks out and announces the creation... Read more »

BiblioBitch: When She Woke

Feminist book-lovers will already be long familiar with novels depicting the rollback of reproductive rights, such as The Handmaid’s Tale, The Misconceiver, and Woman on The Edge of Time. So is there room for another book looking at a the consequences of... 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 »

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 »

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 »