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Controversy Over IUD Funding in Colorado, Trafficking Legislation, and ‘Campus Carry’ Bills

On this episode of Reality Cast, Tara Culp-Ressler talks about the ongoing fight for IUD funding in Colorado. In another segment, host Amanda Marcotte discusses the gridlock over a sex trafficking bill, and gun fondlers try to hijack the campus rape debate.

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The Battle Over Contraception for Colorado Teens, and the University of Oregon’s Chilling Legal Maneuver

On this episode of Reality Cast, Jessica Mason Pieklo explains the Supreme Court’s decision to revive the University of Notre Dame’s challenge to the birth control benefit. Host Amanda Marcotte also delves into Colorado anti-choicers’ snit about the state’s family planning initiative and examines the scary line the University of Oregon just crossed in an alleged rape case.

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CPAC 2015, and New Research Reveals Religious Women’s Attitudes Toward Contraception

On this episode of Reality Cast, Dr. Elizabeth Patton explains the relationship between religious belief and political support for contraception policy. In another segment, host Amanda Marcotte discusses the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and how women’s rights were yet again a punching bag.

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Abortion Stories, and the Equal Pay Debate

On this episode of Reality Cast, Renee Bracey Sherman talks about her abortion storytelling advocacy. Also, host Amanda Marcotte looks at why everyone at Fox News is so hostile to equal pay, and the abortion storyline in a recent episode of Girls.

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2015 Court Outlook, and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ in Context

On this episode of Reality Cast, Ian Millhiser talks about how the Obama administration is quietly winning court battles in favor of contraception. Also, host Amanda Marcotte shares clips from Irin Carmon’s interview with Justice Ginsburg and discusses how Fifty Shades of Grey isn’t the first movie to romanticize abusive relationship patterns.

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Street Harassment in Mexico City, and MRAs Take On ‘Frozen’

On this episode of Reality Cast, host Amanda Marcotte chats with Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, creator of the “Stop Telling Women to Smile” art project, about her recent work in Mexico City, where she was joined by Fusion editor Anna Holmes. In another segment, Marcotte looks at the claim that the movie Frozen oppresses men.

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Anti-Sexist Super Bowl Ads, and Anti-Vaccination Drama

On this episode of Reality Cast, Rebecca Traister digs into how much of a disaster our maternity leave policies are in this country. In another segment, host Amanda Marcotte discusses the anti-sexist ads that aired during the Super Bowl, and looks at whether anti-vaccination is going to be the next anti-abortion movement.

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House Republicans Just Can’t Help Themselves

On this episode of Reality Cast, Andrea Grimes discusses her new column for RH Reality Check. In another segment, host Amanda Marcotte looks at reactions to House Republicans yanking a bill banning abortions at 20 weeks at the last minute.

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March for Life Antics, and Anti-Choice Opposition to Better Family Leave Policies

On this episode of Reality Cast, Jeff Teague of Planned Parenthood explains the fallout from Tennessee’s new abortion law. In another segment, host Amanda Marcotte discusses how Roe‘s anniversary brings out goofy anti-choicers again, and Obama exposes conservative hypocrisy on the family values question.

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HB 2 Is Back in Court, and Conservatives Are Criticizing Female Pop Stars Again

On this episode of Reality Cast, host Amanda Marcotte talks with Vicki Saporta from the National Abortion Federation about the new slew of bills intended to restrict abortion. In another segment, she discusses how Texas’ abortion law is back in court again, and feminist-friendly pop stars anger conservatives.

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