I never quite understand how to answer that question. My immediate response is usually, “Sex—unprotected sex, to be exact.” However, the real answer is far more complex, and some individuals may see my reasons as “excuses” so I usually don’t bother to explain it. But I will now.
Earlier this month, the Supreme Court ruled that police officers can collect DNA samples from people who have been arrested for (but not convicted of) a serious crime. Many rape survivors rejoiced. But I was not one of them.
The Republican Virginia Lt. Gov. candidate said Planned Parenthood has been “far more lethal to Black lives than the KKK ever was.” How is allowing low-income women of color non-judgmental access to birth control more dangerous than a group of cross-burning terrorists?
A recent New York Times article detailed the health effects of immigration on the Latino community, but it neglected to note one of the likely causes of those health outcomes: racism.
Just two months after the Supreme Court legalized abortion in the Roe v. Wade decision and a week after Illinois OKed the procedure on its soil, Dr. Theodore Roosevelt Mason (or T.R.M.) Howard began performing legal abortions at his Friendship Medical Center in Chicago.
Passing immigration reform that honored and included immigrant women would be a truly great Mother’s Day gift.
A look inside the anti-abortion movement’s evangelical drive to reach “urban” and “underserved” women and communities.
In 2011, Rep. Gwen Moore breaks down the reality of having black babies, and the falsity of the “black genocide” lie. Let’s just use it as a reminder.
Organizing in Georgia and Illinois shows that the domestic workers’ movement is not exclusive to predictable blue states.
In Silicon Valley, the scruffy developer swims in a bubble of admiration and impunity not unlike being a star football player in a town like Steubenville, Ohio. This can be a bad thing, as many women in tech have discovered.