reproductive rights

Reproductive Writes: The Baby-Makers

Barely a week goes by without a new cautionary tale for would-be mothers making newspaper headlines. This last week, there were two. Read more »

Reproductive Writes: An Introduction

Before I started writing about women's reproductive health, I'd pretty much resigned myself to being a film journalist for life. All the free movies, premieres and parties were a lot of fun, but I was beginning to think that my choice to give a film five stars or one star was being unfairly swayed... Read more »

So... How 'bout that Tebow ad?

If you are among the record numbers of people who tuned in to yesterday’s Super Bowl, then you had the chance to see the controversial... Read more »

Going Pro: Anti-Choice Super Bowl Ad Responses

CBS’s decision to air a Focus on the Family ad during this year’s Super Bowl, while frustrating for pro-choice advocates, has a silver lining: It has inspired some pretty, well, inspiring, responses. Read more »

The Biotic Woman: Reclaiming "Cow"

If you're reading the Bitch blog, chances are you've decided that you aren't too terribly offended by the b-word. But what about the c-word? In contemplating the state of modern environmental issues and food politics, I'm thinking that it might be time to reclaim the big C—cow. Read more »

2028: Apparently the best way to educate teens about pregnancy is to dupe and terrify them.

Teens in Milwaukee, WI were treated to an elaborate hoax recently in the form of 2028, an alleged horror film that turned out to be a PSA about teen pregnancy. Here’s the trailer, though it... Read more »

A Tiny Roundup: Blog shorts

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Pro Football, Anti-Choice

The Super Bowl, with its male posturing, scantily-clad cheerleaders, and rampant corporate sponsorships, has never been exactly a feminist’s dream come true. This year, however, there is one more reason to throw your remote at the screen and run... Read more »

Notre Dame Hires Pro-Choice Catholic as New Football Coach

Word came yesterday: The University of Notre Dame has hired Brian Kelly away from the University of Cincinnati to be its new... Read more »

Bunk Documentaries (1 of 2): The Right to Confuse

What's wrong with this picture? (Hint: it's not the competing fonts). This still, taken from the trailer of the film South Dakota: A Woman's Right to Choose might be the first time I've seen "a woman's right to choose" accompanying an in utero photo. Those are both articles of rhetoric from... 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 »