No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and pretend it’s about your ‘religious freedom.’ If you don’t like birth control, don’t use it. Religious freedom doesn’t mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs.
The All Options Pregnancy Resource Center, which will be located in Bloomington, Indiana, is seen by its supporters as an antidote to the strategy employed at anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers of limiting accurate information about and access to abortion care.
Perhaps I am too Utopian *wink* but I do believe that when we gain insight & understanding, we can put our hearts & ethics into action. I respect the hell out of Kola Boof. Admire her greatly. Even when her words sting. For behind them, truth rings. I'd like to think there are others out there who can be taught daily, and not just from some 'word a day' calendar.
Rahila Gupta argues that the term ‘victim’ needs to be reclaimed by feminist politics; whilst 'survivor' is important because it recognises the agency of women, it focuses on individual capacity, but the notion of 'victim' reminds us of the stranglehold of the system.
On this episode of Reality Cast, I interview Jill Filipovic about the potential end of most abortion access in the South. I also discuss terrorism and the assassination of Dr. George Tiller five years ago. Plus, it’s summertime, which means freaking out about sex education season is here!
I guess we were overdue for a high-profile anti-feminist diatribe, huh? Well, looks like we have VICE Magazine co-founder Gavin McInnes to thank for the misogynistic tirade he gave during a Huffington Post liveblog last week. It only took a measly eight minutes for McInnes to prove he fears nothing
(CNN) – Kate Kelly, a lifelong Mormon who’s spearheaded a fight for equal opportunities for women in her church, was convicted of apostasy Monday and excommunicated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The verdict, decided by a panel of male judges who convened Sunday, came to her by way of an e-mail sent by her former LDS Church bishop in Virginia, Mark Harrison. Kelly described the verdict as “exceptionally painful.”
A new report says that the federal government is the largest funder of low-wage jobs for working women and people of color, and that President Obama should take executive action to help lift them into the middle class.
The Global Face of Feminism Forbes I had the honor of moderating a thought-provoking discussion on “The New Face of Feminism” during the Forbes Women's Summit in May alongside a diverse and accomplished group of women.
Haaretz Exposing Israelis to radical feminism Haaretz We hope to create visibility for feminists in Israeli society, since feminism and the war against the oppression of women are very silenced issues.
Years ago, I was in a serious relationship with someone I thought embodied the epitome of allyship. He believed in collectivism, prison reform and feminist ideals. When we first met we spent hours talking about social justice, anti-racism and how patriarchy was disappointingly widespread. A scholar of African American Studies, I thought he was everything I had been looking for—a radical public intellectual and a partner. Six months into our relationship, we had an argument about his incomparable desire for biological children. He said he required his female partner carry his children, but I was hesitant. Years of organizing with foster youth...
Anti-choice activists and other social conservatives routinely argue that men are dogs whom women need to bring under control, usually by withholding sex in hopes of extracting a wedding ring. But this strategy is completely unnecessary, and there's no evidence it works.
While shocking to any reasonable person’s conscience, these laws are surprisingly common. Thirty-one states have laws that restrict a pregnant woman’s ability to direct her doctor to remove life-sustaining treatment. In states like Texas, even if a pregnant woman explicitly says that she doesn’t want life-sustaining treatment, her express wishes can be ignored based on the state’s claimed interest in the fetus she is carrying.
The Supreme Court's historic Griswold v. Connecticut decision may have legalized contraception use between married couples, but with the Hobby Lobby case, the Roberts Court is poised to take us one giant step backward.