March 3, 2015 - 9:39 am
Can the abortion rate be reduced by improving social services? New data from the Brookings Institution suggests that answer is no, which makes sense: Women have abortions for more complex reasons than simply being too poor to parent.
February 27, 2015 - 11:37 am
Supporters of the “men’s rights” movement claim to want to defend the interests of men in a supposedly female-dominated society. But if you give them a chance to share their views in a mainstream setting, their underlying misogyny becomes immediately apparent.
February 23, 2015 - 2:47 pm
Social conservatives have been getting more obvious about bullying women into accepting their self-sacrificing, self-effacing model of womanhood. They’re having to get louder because fewer women are listening.
February 11, 2015 - 5:50 pm
Remember how a bunch of Republicans were enthusiastic about over-the-counter birth control before the election? Well, big surprise, all that enthusiasm has disappeared. There’s a lesson in this when dealing with politicians making promises about health-care access.
February 5, 2015 - 4:18 pm
Despite some facile language about “choice” from anti-vaxxers and individual beliefs held among some of them, the reality is that the anti-vaccination movement has way more in common with those trying to restrict abortion access.
January 26, 2015 - 11:14 am
To read news coverage of the anti-insurance bill that Republicans passed instead of a 20-week ban on abortion, you’d think the new bill is no big deal. In reality, though, it’s just as bad in most ways.
January 21, 2015 - 2:44 pm
In contrast to last year’s SOTU response, Joni Ernst barely nodded at the issue of abortion. But that doesn’t mean congressional Republicans are letting it go. Instead, they are ready to vote on five bills meant to restrict reproductive rights.
January 15, 2015 - 5:37 pm
Anti-choice websites now promote male “abortion regret” stories—which are mostly an exercise in encouraging men to try to control women’s bodies, even with bullying.
January 8, 2015 - 1:34 pm
Twice this week, conservatives have tried to draw false equivalences between slut-shaming and discouraging behavior that causes actual harm. Here’s why slut-shaming is wrong, but asking for corporate transparency or public transit etiquette is not.
January 5, 2015 - 1:12 pm
Nicki Minaj told a nuanced story about her high school abortion, but most of the headlines suggested that she is, or should be, ashamed of the experience. Sadly, this is what happens all too often when women try to tell complex abortion stories in the public sphere.