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Anti-Rape Bill Could Create Wedge Between Different Anti-Feminist Factions

A bipartisan bill to prevent rapists from suing for custody for children conceived in rape should be the sort of thing that abortion opponents would support. Unfortunately for them, a lot of anti-feminists are hostile to legislation protecting women from stalking, harassment, and abuse.

A bipartisan bill to prevent rapists from suing for custody for children conceived in rape should be the sort of thing that abortion opponents would support. Unfortunately for them, a lot of anti-feminists are hostile to legislation protecting women from stalking, harassment, and abuse.

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New Texas Law Unfair, Increases Inequality

There is a larger theme of the anti-choice movement that the Texas decision really brings to the forefront: The profound commitment to unfairness and inequality that holds the anti-choice movement together. It's unfair to Texans, unfair to lower income women, and unfair to taxpayers.

There is a larger theme of the anti-choice movement that the Texas decision really brings to the forefront: The profound commitment to unfairness and inequality that holds the anti-choice movement together. It’s unfair to Texans, unfair to lower-income women, and unfair to taxpayers.

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Every Reason for an Abortion Is a Good Reason

(From the left) Bill O'Reilly, Kirsten Powers, and Kate Obenshain.

Both pro- and anti-choice activists often dwell on women’s reasons for abortion, even though they’re legally unimportant. Unfortunately, this discourse distracts from the real issue here, which is women’s basic right to bodily autonomy and self-determination.

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Memo to Trojan: Non-Married People Have Sex. Get Over It

Trojan has sexy new ads for its condoms, but they only show married couples. Why are we still afraid of talking about non-married sex, even though sex between non-married people is a near-universal behavior in America?

Trojan has sexy new ads for its condoms, but they only show married couples. Why are we still afraid of talking about non-married sex, even though sex between non-married people is a near-universal behavior in America?

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Who Really Controls Rick Perry and David Dewhurst?

Governor Rick Perry (left) and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst.

Most Texans don’t want a special session to pass anti-choice legislation. So why are Rick Perry and David Dewhurst pushing for it? Because the religious right controls the Republican primary system, and ultimately owns the politicians who come out of it.

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Who Is to Blame for Rape, Hazing, and Bullying? It’s Simple: Rapists and Bullies, Not Victims

the concept of “hazing” is nothing but validating some kids bullying others for no other reason than their lower social status or younger age.

What will it take to get ordinary, everyday people to accept that sexual assault is a terrible crime? Over and over again, we’re seeing that when someone is sexually assaulted—especially a teenager—communities react by supporting the assailants and castigating the victims.

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Conservatives Double Down on the War on Women

With all the complaining about the phrase "war on women," you'd think conservatives would stop waging it. Instead, they're doubling down, and things are guaranteed to get worse before they get better. Time to buckle in for a long, arduous war to protect women's rights.

With all the complaining about the phrase “war on women,” you’d think conservatives would stop waging it. Instead, they’re doubling down, and things are guaranteed to get worse before they get better. Time to buckle in for a long, arduous war to protect women’s rights.

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Reproductive Coercion: A Widespread Form of Domestic Violence Supported by Anti-Choice Legislation

black and white photo of sad woman in corner

A lot of men, it turns out, get off on having power over women’s bodies, and are willing to bully, coerce, and even trick women into pregnancy to get that feeling of power over them. And anti-choicers are helping them maintain control.

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What’s the Matter With Virginia?

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (left) and Senator Mark Obenshain (right).

Virginia got a rush of bad coverage last year, when the term “transvaginal ultrasound” momentarily forced the nation to realize what a bunch of prurient misogynists had taken over the state government, but unfortunately the end result has been basically nothing.

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West Virginia Sexting Law Likely to Harm Already-Victimized Girls

The outcome of the law is likely to be that girls who are already suffering from a public shaming will be charged with delinquency, all for sending a picture to a boy.

The outcome of the law is likely to be that girls who are already suffering from a public shaming will be charged with delinquency, all for sending a picture to a boy.

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