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Anti-Clinton Sexism, and Second-Trimester Abortion Bans

On this episode of Reality Cast, Meaghan Winter discusses tactics of crisis pregnancy centers on display at a recent conference. Also, host Amanda Marcotte explains how two states have banned a very common abortion procedure, and that sexist attacks on Hillary Clinton started as soon as she announced her candidacy.

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Ludicrous Anti-Abortion Bills, and the Search for Better Condoms

On this episode of Reality Cast, Slate’s L.V. Anderson explains why we need to build a better condom. Also, host Amanda Marcotte discusses a North Carolina bill that would ban med schools from teaching abortion and other recent anti-abortion regulations.

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The Purvi Patel Case, and Conservative Rhetoric on Rape

On this episode of Reality Cast, Lynn Paltrow explains the Purvi Patel case in Indiana, and host Amanda Marcotte discusses the “religious freedom” debate. In another segment, Marcotte examines how conservative rhetoric on rape is getting uglier.

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Glitter Bombs, and Phil Robertson’s Vile Speech

On this episode of Reality Cast, host Amanda Marcotte discusses a recent glitter bombing, and a speech from Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson in which he hypothesized about a violent rape and murder of an Atheist family. Also, Shivana Jorawar of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum talks about sex-selection abortion bans.

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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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