reproductive justice

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

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

The right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy in Arkansas is disappearing as the U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to hear an appeal.

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What I Call Them: Men Tell Women About Our Bodies

Men, however uneducated or inexperienced, consistently feel that they know better than we do how about our bodies work.

Mansplaining is rampant in our culture, and nowhere is it mansplain-ier than when men explain women’s bodies to us.

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Women’s Healthcare Under Attack… Again

Photo via Twitter (@MartinBelam)

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 coverage of contraception. It prompted New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney to ask indignantly, “Where are the women?”

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

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’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 or abuse for my opinions. I am a woman on the Internet, after all. Men love to tell me how stupid I am on a regular basis.

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

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’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 or abuse for my opinions. I am a woman on the Internet, after all. Men love to tell me how stupid I am on a regular basis.

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

I don’t regret a thing. I feel no guilt, because I know what I did was the right thing to do. Image: Thinkstock.

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 abortion.

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I Visited Planned Parenthood For The First Time At Age 29

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.

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 at birth are constantly under attack, it’s easy, even for someone like me, to have warped ideas about exactly what one will experience.

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New Apps Let You Get Birth Control Right Through Your Phone

"A slew of new apps have cropped up that allow patients to have an e-consult (or video consult) with a provider in their state." Image: Pixabay, kaboompics

Modern technology is creating a work-around for the hassle of getting birth control — and putting it right on your phone.

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

Since when has "just don't get pregnant" been an effective promotion of reproductive health?

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?

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Renee Tajima-Peña & Virginia Espino: The Women Behind No Más Bebés

The documentary takes an intimate look at the lives of the Mexican-American women of Los Angeles who were forcibly sterilized in the 1970s.

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