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Dear E.W. Jackson: Giving Me Birth Control Access Isn’t the Same as Burning a Cross on My Lawn

How, pray tell, is allowing low-income women of color non-judgmental access to birth control more dangerous than a group of terrorists who would burn a cross on my lawn?

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?

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It’s Not Just the Diet: Racism Is at Play in Immigrants’ Poor Health Outcomes

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.

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.

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T.R.M. Howard: Civil Rights Rabble-Rouser, Abortion Provider

Forty years ago, the March 22, 1973 issue of Jet magazine featured Dr. T.R.M. Howard and a staffer attending a prostrate female patient on its cover, all under a yellow headline: “Legal Abortion: Is it Genocide or Blessing in Disguise?” This remarkable image reportedly depicts preparations for one of the first legal abortions in Illinois (though it could also have been staged).

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.

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A Gift to Protect Hardworking Mothers: Immigration Reform

Passing immigration reform that honored and included immigrant women would be a truly great Mother’s Day gift.

Passing immigration reform that honored and included immigrant women would be a truly great Mother’s Day gift.

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The Missionary Movement to ‘Save’ Black Babies

A look inside the anti-abortion movement’s evangelical drive to reach “urban” and “underserved” women and communities.

A look inside the anti-abortion movement’s evangelical drive to reach “urban” and “underserved” women and communities.

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Rep. Moore Tells Anti-Choice GOP Where to Shove Black Genocide Lie

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.

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Domestic Workers’ Activism On the Rise in Georgia and Illinois

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Organizing in Georgia and Illinois shows that the domestic workers’ movement is not exclusive to predictable blue states.

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Fired for Complaining About a Dirty Joke: Why I #SupportAdria

adria richards

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.

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Women Wake Up Grumpier? Look Around and You’ll See Why

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Duke University published a new study, which found that women wake up grumpier than men and asserts that women need more sleep than men. Me? I think there is just a lot to be grumpy about lately.

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Feminist Thought Leadership and its Influence on Public Policy Efforts

Gloria Steinem.

This Women’s History Month, it’s important to recognize thought leadership from feminists like Gloria Steinem, Audre Lorde, and Selma James that has demonstrably influenced current feminist policy efforts. 

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