24 women shared why they don't use birth control - and it's exactly as shame-y and problematic as you'd expect.
Deanna Dahlsad's insight:
ARRRG! Now there's birth control shaming?! Now we don't see access to birth control as a choice?! Shit, I thought that narrow vision was gone & in my lifetime we'd get people to see abortion as a choice... Now this?! *sigh*
If Steinbeck's woman character is purely a victim, why is she so hated? And if she is truly harmless, why is she so threatening? Without question, it was a commentary on the social climate at the time, which still surprisingly applies today....
Whenever the media talks about single women—especially famous ones—it's typically to psychoanalyze why they haven't settled down or to present a laundry list of their past failed relationships. It's rarely a celebration of their accomplishments or a consideration that they might have chosen to stay single. They say that behind every powerful man, there's a powerful woman, but behind many a powerful woman is nothing but her own rear end. While the term "spinsterhood" is arguably one of the ugliest words in the dictionary, these fearless females have redefined it as a fabulous concept.
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.
Welcome to the 5th year of the only Sexual Freedom Summit – the event where all of the personal and political elements of the sexual freedom movement come together. And this year, 2014, we’re bringing you even more of the fabulous discussions, trainings, networking events, and extended Institutes than ever before.
I, like most people, don’t like being called names. So it kinda stung when a stranger called me a bunch of names intended to be derogatory on Facebook just because I posted a video about how women’s abortion rights are disappearing.
How calling women these names backfires. Big time.
When engraving her new iPad, Justyn Hintze noticed that clit and vagina are considered inappropriate words while penis and dick are not. This may not seem like a big deal, but it represents one of feminism's more important fights.
Daily Life Five Things Feminist Times Taught Me About Feminism... Huffington Post UK They're wrong. They're stupid. They're misguided. But wait, they're women. Why are they being condemned? That's not what it's about, surely.
The Horrifying Women's Rights Injustice That Modern Feminism Forgot Mic Such an infuriating issue should attract the ire of the feminist community, but so far there are mostly crickets.
Recent legislation regarding the forced sterilizations performed on incarcerated women in California prisons evokes a muted time in U.S. history when sexist, racist, classist and ableist eugenics policies were orchestrated by the state.
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.