reproductive rights

No Two Sides About It: Being Anti-choice is Anti-Science

Antiabortion activists would have us believe abortion is a two-sided issue, but science says otherwise. Read more »

Backtalk: May Day & Handmaid Horrors

Amy and Dahlia talk about May Day activism across the globe and the difficulties and opportunities in imagining work systems that work better. And they dig into The Handmaid’s Tale series, examining the novel’s grounding in anti-Blackness, as well as where the show diverges from the novel... Read more »

What's Under the Polish: A Review of "Joy Joy Nails": New Short Film by Joey Ally Explores Salon Workers and Exploitation

What begins with upbeat music and bright pink neon lights quickly shifts into a disturbing drama, plunging the viewer deep into the lives of exploited salon workers. Read more »

Not Your Belly, Not Your Business: On Serena Williams, Reproduction, and Athleticism

Invasions of Black women’s privacy are often supported by societal notions of Black women’s inability to feel pain in the same ways non-Black people do. Read more »

Popaganda: Where Abortion Is Illegal

Donald Trump and Mike Pence say they want to ban abortion in the United States. But they seem to have a hazy idea of what that will actually mean. Millions of people around the world know all too well what happens when abortion is criminalized: 25 percent of the world’s population lives... Read more »

Mourning Norma McCorvey: The Story of Jane Roe is a Lifelong Struggle to Heal from Hardship and Abuse

Norma was not wounded by the abortions she didn’t have. She was wounded by life. Read more »

Pop Culture Prepared Me: The Trumpocalypse

So glad yet horrified that pop culture prepared me for these terrible, horrible, no-good, very-bad, troubled dystopian horror times! Read more »

Six Ways to Take Action This Week

We’re going to have to get creative, and we’re going to have to be loud. Read more »

Roe at 44 May Be Our Worst Roe Ever

Having Congress, The White House, the Supreme Court and most of the states in the nation all under one party’s control? That’s more alarming, and signals real danger for abortion rights. Read more »

Musicians <3 Planned Parenthood

New attacks on women’s health have spurred musicians to support Planned Parenthood in some pretty inventive ways. 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 »

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 »