reproductive justice

The right a woman has to govern her own body should not depend on where she lives.

The Right To Govern Your Own Body Shouldn’t Depend On Where You Live

The right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy in Arkansas is disappearing as the U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to hear an appeal. Read...
Cassandra Porter of Role Reboot    |   07.23.18   |   SHARE
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Men, however uneducated or inexperienced, consistently feel that they know better than we do how about our bodies work.

What I Call Them: Men Tell Women About Our Bodies

Mansplaining is rampant in our culture, and nowhere is it mansplain-ier than when men explain women’s bodies to us. Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   03.23.17   |   SHARE
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Women’s Healthcare Under Attack… Again

It looked a lot like the photo in 2012. The one of the panel of white men testifying on the Affordable Care Act regulations calling for health Read...
Marcia G. Yerman    |   01.23.17   |   SHARE
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People (particularly women) who are unabashed in their sex positivity and who refuse to be ashamed of their bodies are seen as threats to the status quo. Image: Thinkstock.

I'm Not Ashamed Of My STI — And Now I'm Being Harassed Because Of It. #ShoutYourStatus

I’ve been writing about stigmatized topics on the Internet for almost 10 years, so it’s never a surprise to me when I get pushback or face trolling Read...
Britni de la Cretaz    |   12.20.16   |   SHARE
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I don’t regret a thing. I feel no guilt, because I know what I did was the right thing to do. Image: Thinkstock.

5 Things I Regret About My Abortion (That Aren't My Abortion)

When I found myself facing an unwanted pregnancy, and after having spent the good part of two years pregnant, I knew right away that I would have an Read...
Priscilla Blossom    |   07.20.16   |   SHARE
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With almost a decade of various kinds of activism under my belt, I am more than familiar with the important work that Planned Parenthood does.

I Visited Planned Parenthood For The First Time At Age 29

It had never occurred to me to visit [a Planned Parenthood].... And yet, in a culture where the rights and healthcare needs of people assigned female Read...
Denarii Monroe    |   06.30.16   |   SHARE
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Most wild animals do not seem to over-breed in their earliest years of fertility, but cats absolutely will. The more that I learned, the more that I felt for these creatures put in a terrible position by irresponsible humans.

How Feminism Made Me Love Feral Cats

I believe in reproductive justice. I believe everyone deserves a say in how, when, and if, they choose to reproduce. I believe comprehensive sex Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   02.19.16   |   SHARE
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Since when has "just don't get pregnant" been an effective promotion of reproductive health?

The Zika Virus: Why Now Is The Time For Reproductive Justice In Latin America

Use insect repellent, sleep under a mosquito net, and just don’t get pregnant — is this the best we can do for Latin American women? Read...
Melissa Petro    |   02.2.16   |   SHARE
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