BY Taia Handlin
on Oct 01, 2015
Continuing the tradition of vile internet trolls hiding their misogyny behind “jokes” and “sarcasm,” douchebags are “joking” about crushing #ShoutYourAbortion founder Amelia Bonow’s head in a super-sensitive allusion to abortion. The Los Angeles Times, splashed the headline “Why the founder of #ShoutYourAbortion had to go into hiding,” announced she is getting death threats, and waxed poetic about how she is now the martyred face of the pro-choice movement. Read More
BY kaya payseno
on Sep 29, 2015
Bill Nye acted in solidarity with women’s reproductive rights when he released a short video condemning the misinformation used to fuel anti-abortion arguments. He also offered some great life advice to white dudes in power along the lines of get your facts straight and stop trying to control women’s bodies.
Bill Nye is a powerful example of an ‘ally’. He uses his expertise and influence to talk about the cause of reproductive rights without trying to speak FOR women. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Sep 22, 2015
The day after the House of Representatives voted to defund Planned Parenthood, Seattle-based writer Amelia Bonow logged onto Facebook and began a post.
“Hey guys!” she began. “Like a year ago I had an abortion at the Planned Parenthood on Madison Ave...."
Writer and activist Lindy West shared Amelia’s story on Twitter along with the hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion, and, with the help of another "co-conspirator" Kimberly Morrison, a viral movement was born. Read More
Want to hear the biggest dad joke of the year? Missouri state Representative Paul Joseph Wieland wants to prevent his three daughters from obtaining birth control through their group health insurance. Did I mention that two of his daughters are adults?
It’s not enough for Wieland to tell his daughters not to take birth control. He wants their insurance to block coverage for the three women in case they decide to disobey his wishes. Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on May 12, 2015
In news that will make you say OH HELL NO, insurance companies are still trying to wriggle their way out of paying for your birth control.
The National Women's Law Center recently released not one but TWO studies that found evidence of insurance companies ignoring provisions in the Affordable Care Act that require FDA-approved methods of birth control be covered without a co-pay or other charges. Read More