reproductive rights

Political InQueery: Tipping Points

I refuse to be distracted by Phyllis Schlafly's latest misinformation campaign, nor will I be sucked into the increasing suspicions... Read more »

No broken ribs in Breaking Dawn

Even though we’re three feature films away from the conclusion of the Twilight film series (Eclipse premiers at the end of this month), there’s already talk of what the adaptation of Breaking Dawn, the final book in the series... Read more »

Political InQueery: Where in the World is Bob Packwood?

Lots of people keep diaries. Lots of diary-keepers even write things down in multiple diaries, spanning years—thoughts that are meant for them alone. And yet, some of these diaries see the light of paparazzi cameras and heck, congressional hearings. Like this one: Grabbed Tracy Gorman behind the... Read more »

Midwife crisis: No home births, please, we're New Yorkers

  Since we're already piling up the posts about both mothers and pregnancy, now seems like a good time to issue a call to action on an issue that doesn't usually come up when we talk about reproductive rights: home birth. The 2007 documentary... Read more »

The Young and The Feckless: Class Conundrum

Watching Bristol Palin's teen pregnancy PSA the other day and reading reactions to it (including Bitch's own Kelsey Wallace), I was reminded of a question that I've been turning over in my mind lately, namely who has the authority/credibility/legitimacy to speak to issues of class and privilege?... Read more »

Advocate or Hypocrite? Bristol Palin's New PSA

The new PSA from the Candie’s Foundation: if (WIDGETBOX) WIDGETBOX.renderWidget('e78000c3-bdcf-4e70-8ed0-ed5f3559fc3e');Get the Candies - Bristol Palin... Read more »

Reproductive Writes: Keep Talking Part 2: An Interview with Laura Eldridge

Laura Eldridge is a women's health writer and activist. She began working with the founder of the women's health movement and author of The Doctor's Case Against The Pill, Barbara Seaman, when studying at Barnard College.... Read more »

Reproductive Writes: Keep Talking: An Interview with Laura Eldridge

Laura Eldridge is a women's health writer and activist. She began working with the founder of the women's health movement and author of The Doctor's Case Against The Pill, Barbara Seaman, when studying at Barnard College.... Read more »

Reproductive Writes: Not Just Another Choice, Part 2: An Interview with Laura Wershler

Laura Wershler is Executive Director of Sexual Health Access Alberta. Recently she wrote a critical... Read more »

Reproductive Writes: Not Just Another Choice: An Interview with Laura Wershler

Laura Wershler is Executive Director of Sexual Health Access Alberta. Recently she wrote a critical... Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »