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UCSB Shooting and Misogyny Online and in Media

On this episode of Reality Cast, I focus on the Elliot Rodger shooting in California, an act of misogynist violence that was specifically compelled by the killer’s belief that women owed him sex and weren’t giving it up. Josh Glasstetter of the Southern Poverty Law Center discusses Rodger’s online activities.

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Surviving Wedding Season, Testing Rape Kits, and Conservative Fear-Mongering

On this episode of Reality Cast, author Jen Doll walks us through her adventures in the wedding-industrial complex, just in time for wedding season. I also have a segment on the backlog of untested rape kits, and another one on the increasing weirdness of conservative fear-mongering.

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Attacks on Contraception, HIV Stigma, and Undercover With the Antis

On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to a playwright who went undercover in the anti-choice movement. Also, I cover how conservatives continue to test new attacks on contraception access, and the Donald Sterling drama reminds us that HIV stigma is still a very real problem.

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Stereotypes of Women Who Have Abortions, and Concern Trolling Women Who Make Money

On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to a researcher at Guttmacher about why teen pregnancy rates are down. In another segment, I discuss how right-wing media tries to discredit a woman who films her abortion. Also, Fox News is all upset because women might be making money of their own.

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Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic on the Verge, and Bill O’Reilly Takes Another Jab at Beyoncé

On this episode of Reality Cast, I cover the Fifth Circuit court case regarding hospital admitting privileges in Mississippi, both with a segment and an interview with a lawyer from the Center for Reproductive Rights. Also, Bill O’Reilly blames Beyoncé for teen pregnancy, but does that make any sense at all?

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Being Pregnant in Modern America, and Male Entitlement and the ‘Friend Zone’

On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk with David Futrelle about the “friend zone” and the male entitlement issues that go into it. Also, I discuss how people are politicizing Chelsea Clinton’s pregnancy, and how it is difficult to be a woman who chooses to have a baby in 21st-century America.

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Abortion Restrictions in Missouri, and Ohio and ‘Veep’ Tackle Abortion

On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to Kellie Copeland of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio about clinic closures in her state. Also, I discuss how a Missiouri lawmaker condescends to women to justify abortion restrictions, and HBO sitcom Veep doesn’t hold back when doing an episode about abortion.

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Is Secular Anti-Choice a Thing? And How Big a Hypocrite Is Rep. Vance McAllister?

On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to two activists trying to raise the word that secular anti-choicers aren’t as rational and evidence-based as they pretend to be. Also, I discuss the sexism and hypocrisy in Louisiana Republican Vance McAllister’s kissing scandal and offer more on the impending doom in Texas.

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Texas Wins Round Against Legal Abortion, and Hobby Lobby’s Anti-Contraception Argument

On this episode, I talk to Lenzi Sheible of Fund Texas Women, which helps women who need to travel for abortion to get to where they’re going. Also, I discuss clinic closures in Texas and review some of the post-argument coverage of the Hobby Lobby case before the Supreme Court.

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Myths About Contraception Insurance Coverage, and a New ‘Paycheck to Paycheck’ Documentary

On this episode of Reality Cast, I discuss three myths about contraception insurance coverage, and I talk with Adam Sonfield of the Guttmacher Institute about an under-covered aspect of the Hobby Lobby case. In another segment, I discuss a new HBO documentary that covers what life is like for a single mother living on the edge.

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