Shirley is a DC based women's health advocate with strong commitment to social justice. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude from Kenyon College with a degree in Women's and Gender Studies concentrating in sociology and social theory. Her previous work has been featured on Feministing.com. You can follow her on twitter: @ShirleyKailas.
Right-wing Americans… on behalf of my country and my gender, I would just like to say that I’m so sorry the media has cruelly misconstrued your obviously well-intentioned musings on rape and rape-related pregnancies. SO frustrating, guys!
We cannot let the Democrats, let our president, lose sight of what this decades-old debate about access to all forms of reproductive healthcare is really about; that is, for women to have any sort of autonomy and self-determination within our society.