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Benevolent Sexism, Boston College’s Condom Problem, and Plan B To Be Sold OTC

On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll be talking to Melanie Tannebaum about benevolent sexism: what it is and why it’s harmful. Boston College is trying to stop students from giving free condoms to each other and a federal judge has ordered the HHS to approve over-the-counter sales of Plan B without restrictions.

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North Dakota and New Zealand’s Abortion Bans

On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll be talking to Alison McCullouch about abortion laws in New Zealand. North Dakota’s governor signs a bunch of terrible anti-choice legislation, and anti-gay folks start getting uglier.

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Contraception Helps Children, DOMA in Court, and Misinterpreting Beyoncé

On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll be talking to Martha Bailey about her research showing how family planning access benefits families and children. The Supreme Court hears arguments about same-sex marriage, and Rush Limbaugh wildly misinterprets a Beyonce song, not that he’ll admit it.

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North Dakota, Steubenville, and Getting Government Out of Your Crotch

On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll talk to anthology editor Sari Botton on getting a conservative government out of your crotch. North Dakota looks at a ban on abortion at 6 weeks of pregnancy, and the Steubenville rapists are found guilty in juvenile court.

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VAWA Post-Mortem, New Anti-Contraception Bill, and Feminist Porn

On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll be doing a post-mortem on the battle over the Violence Against Women Act, which was finally won by the forces of good. Also, is there such thing as feminist porn and what new shenanigans are anti-contraception forces up to these days?

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Mandatory Ultrasounds X Two and Faulty HPV Testing

On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll be interviewing a journalist who exposed how a popular HPV test might be giving women false negatives for the virus. Indiana considers a bill that would require not one, but two transvaginal probes for women seeking abortion. Also, what was up with Seth MacFarlane at the Oscars?

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Universal Preschool, The Right to Give Birth, and Why Girls Are Better At School Than Boys

On this episode of Reality Cast, Claudia Buchmann will explain why women are outperforming men academically and what it means. Obama proposes universal preschool, and conservatives predictably reject any measure that would improve women’s lives. Also, a pregnant teen in Texas wins the right to give birth against her parents’ wishes.

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Mandatory Ultrasound Bills Everywhere, and the Continued Fight Over Contraception

On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll be interviewing Tara Culp-Ressler about the surge of transvaginal ultrasound bills in the states. Also, more on the reaction to the contraception mandate clarification and a segment on why it’s important not to victim-blame Rihanna.

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Legal Threats in North Dakota and Mississippi and a Contraception Mandate Update

An interview with Tammi Kromenaker of North Dakota about legal threats to her clinic. Also, a new round of flurry about the contraception mandate in the news and the last Mississippi clinic continues to battle for survival.

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Women in Combat, Single Mothers, and More of Roe’s 40th Anniversary

June Carbone comes on to explain how Roe v. Wade likely contributed to the rise of single motherhood. Also, fun watching conservatives lose it over Roe’s anniversary and women serving in combat.

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