reproductive rights

Preacher's Daughter: What Evangelical Christians Mean When They Say...

Last week, a friend sent me a link to the blog... Read more »

Bringing Up Baby: Is Pregnancy A Disease?

In the political and media realm, this “pregnancy as disease” model is one thing that pro- and anti-choicers agree upon, although they use it for different ends. Read more »

Preacher's Daughter: Anti-Feminism in the Music of the Christian Right

I have a confession to make. I was raised in an evangelical Christian home, and when I was much much younger… I was a fan of contemporary Christian music (CCM). Oh, yes. I reailzed just how much of an affront to music it is almost half of my life ago, but lately, I’ve been thinking... Read more »

Preacher's Daughter: Are There Progressive and Feminist Voices in Country?

A couple of commenters have raised questions about progressiveness in country music. Today, I want to suggest that there are progressive voices, at least in Americana, roots, and alt country music, but those voices are limited. They are almost always white, and usually populist... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Ray Wieczorek and the New Hampshire Executive Council

Ray Wieczorek says of Planned Parenthood, “If they want to have a party, have a party, but don’t ask me to pay for it.” What a douchebag. Read more »

Political InQueery: Social Security is a Feminist Issue

I’ve written a few times on this blog about unfair criticism and downright racist language aimed at President Obama, in part because it’s so prevalent and persistent, and in part because I believe it deflects attention from policy critiques. For a president as centrist as Barack Obama,... Read more »

Political InQueery: The Week in Absurdifensiveness

This week pushed the upper limits of absurd and offensive: two incorrect stories hit the wire, although they can’t both be called “news” per se; Glenn Beck went off the air, only to reappear thirty minutes later; and a fake candidate for President got real Federal Elections Commission... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Ditch Mitch Daniels

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels defunded Planned Parenthood of Indiana on Tuesday. As if this fail couldn’t get any worse, speculation surrounds Daniels’ intent as to why he signed the bill. And why did he? Read more »

On Our Radar

Stop. Link time. (It had to be said.) For RH Reality Check, Jaime Jenett bravely... Read more »

I Am, in Fact, Saying No to WWYMD?'s Abstinence-Promoting Underwear

What Would Your Mother Do? Conversation Underwear sells panties and t-shirts in stereotypically girly colors such as white, “pale mint” and “lavender pink,” adorned with the phrases “Not tonight,” “Zip it!” and “... 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 »

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 »