BY Mary Grace Garis
on Jul 08, 2013
There is some serious sketchiness up in the prison system. Shocking, I know.
At least 148 women were sterilized from 2006 to 2010, with a probable 100 more cases dating back to the 90s in the California Institution for Women and Valley State Prison for Women. And in many cases, these procedures were done without full consent, explanation, or extreme coercion.
Here’s the short story: several inmates who were pregnant at the time of incarceration ... Read More
BY Daisy Becerra
on Jun 28, 2013
Filibustering? Protesting? How about turning the tables on men's reproductive rights to get your point across? In the endless parade of this year's badass women leaders taking a stand, let's talk about the bill that Ohio Senator Nina Turner (D) introduced this spring.
SB 307 would essentially regulate men’s reproductive health in a more invasive way than ever before. The Cleveland Democrat compared the measure to men legislating “a woman’s ... Read More
Like any millennial who’s only passively political (to preface this, pretty much any knowledge of politics I’ve gotten through watching Parks and Rec, so bear with me) I monitored last night’s Wendy Davis filibuster from the comfort of multiple social media outlets. Facebook was on edge. Tumblr was casually throwing around the “Khaleesi” title (they would.) Twitter was filled with words of solidarity punctuted with ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Jun 11, 2013
Come out for a night chock-full of prizes, dranks, and LOLs. A Is For and Babeland have teamed up to fundraise for women's health and reproductive rights and celebrate Babeland's 20th anniversary this Thursday! Co-founded by Martha Plimpton and Lizz Winstead, A Is For is a program with a mission to advocate for women's reproductive rights. Winstead will host hilarious comedians including Darbi Worley and Beth Lisick who will be sharing some amazing sex toy ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Jun 11, 2013
On Monday the Obama administration announced that the morning-after pill will now be sold to girls of all ages, without requiring a prescription. We were already rejoicing just a month ago over the increased access to young ladies, but now no one is excluded. This means that Plan B can be purchased over-the-counter by ladies younger than 17. This is reversal of the federal government's previous decision in late 2011 to restrict minors from obtaining the pill so ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Apr 01, 2013
Last December, we all rejoiced at the news that president of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino, had passed a Reproductive Health Bill granting Filipino women access to birth control. Unfortunately, the law has been met with enough of the expected backlash to deter any kind of smooth sailing. After receiving petitions that challenge its alignment with the Constitution, Filipino Congress has suspended practice of the newborn bill.
The measure, if reimplemented, would ... Read More
Jessica Valenti is sick and tired of the question, “Why are you so angry?” We’re all aware of the “angry feminist” stereotype that’s been bandied about for decades; anger and aggression are prominent qualities of the caricature version of feminism. This unfair and false characterization is often invoked by those who would silence the voices of feminists, dismissing their views as irrational or otherwise invalid.
During a ... Read More
As Roe v. Wade turns 40 this year, the discussion about reproductive rights in America is as heated as ever. With an election cycle that ushered in a slew of despicable comments about rape from politicians and pundits alike, the disparity between those for and against abortion in America became even more abundantly clear. But it turns out that all those misinformed comments about sexual assault and women’s health weren’t very persuasive—at least ... Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Dec 17, 2012
America is not the only country to be tangling with issues of reproductive rights of late. This past week, the Philippines made huge strides in terms of their own struggles with women’s health. The Philippines’ Congress passed a new bill that will make low-cost contraceptives available to Filipino women on the village level.
This news is helping to establish President Benigno Aquino as a staunch supporter of democracy and social reform. Aquino, ... Read More
BY Amy Bucknam
in Music Stuff
on Nov 09, 2012
It's finally the end of a really scary election year; one in which men tried to take away our rights and take control of our bodies. To celebrate the protection of our rights, let's check out this wild music video that flips the issue of reproductive rights on its head.
Shilpa Ray, of the really awesome Brooklyn blues-punk band Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers, commented on the red hot issue of reproductive rights in her new music video for the song ... Read More