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Teaching About Affirmative Consent in High School Is a Good Place to Start

Some California lawmakers want to make sure that students learn about sexual assault before they graduate high school. At the least, affirmative-consent education can be a good catalyst for making people think about the way rape culture permeates our daily lives.

Some California lawmakers want to make sure that students learn about sexual assault before they graduate high school. At the least, affirmative-consent education can be a good catalyst for making people think about the way rape culture permeates our daily lives.

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Losing My Lege: What Would Jesus Really Do?

If the Texas legislature is serious about putting the word of God into action, it's got plenty of places to start before it gets to allowing Texans to be armed to the teeth at Arby's.

If the Texas legislature is serious about putting the word of God into action, it’s got plenty of places to start before it gets to allowing Texans to be armed to the teeth at Arby’s.

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What the Dallas Cowboys’ Signing of a Man Found Guilty of Assault Says About the NFL

Greg Hardy signing with Dallas is yet more evidence that the NFL’s so-called commitment to combating violence against women is nothing more than lip service.

The NFL and its teams seem to have no real plan to combat violence against women or enforce consequences against players who commit it.

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Rep. Justin Harris Wants to Make It Harder for Teenage Rape Survivors to Get Abortions

Arkansas state rep. Justin Harris, who handed his adopted daughters over to a man who raped one of them, still thinks he's entitled to pass legislation that could force teen girls to bear their rapist's child.

Arkansas state Rep. Justin Harris, who handed his adopted daughters over to a man who raped one of them, still thinks he’s entitled to pass legislation that could force teen girls to bear their rapist’s child.

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Pregnant and Parenting Students Can—and Should—Enforce Their Title IX Rights

Many young parents may not know this, but many of the experiences and educational hardships they are facing are actually illegal.

Many young parents may not know this, but many of the experiences and educational hardships they are facing are actually illegal. One major way teens can help empower themselves is by asserting their federal rights.

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Cisgender Women Aren’t the Only People Who Seek Abortions, and Activists’ Language Should Reflect That

As an abortion provider, I now make a practice of using gender-inclusive language.

As an abortion provider, I now make a practice of using gender-inclusive language—not only when speaking about the issue on traditional and social media, but also when talking to my patients.

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Losing My Lege: Former Fetus, Current Hypocrite

Rep. Jonathan Stickland's "former fetus" isn't just a matter ripe for mockery. It's an issue of life and death for the people in Texas who rely on Planned Parenthood, and other specialized providers of reproductive health care, for affordable cancer screenings and treatment.

Rep. Jonathan Stickland’s “former fetus” sign isn’t just a matter ripe for mockery. It’s an issue of life and death for the people in Texas who rely on Planned Parenthood, and other specialized providers of reproductive health care, for affordable cancer screenings and treatment.

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The Bipartisan Chemical Safety Reform Bill Is an Improvement—But It’s Still Not Good Enough

Chemical safety reform presents a rare opportunity for legislators on both sides of the aisle to work together to protect the health and well-being of women and their families. Unfortunately, bipartisan does not always mean better. 

Chemical safety reform presents a rare opportunity for legislators on both sides of the aisle to work together to protect the health and well-being of women and their families. Unfortunately, bipartisan does not always mean better. 

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Why I’m Disturbed by Screening for Intersex Traits in Utero

I strongly feel that safe, legal abortion must be accessible for everyone, including intersex folks like me. But I also want to question why our society is attempting to erase intersex people, either before or after birth.

I strongly feel that safe, legal abortion must be accessible for everyone, including intersex folks like me. But I also want to question why our society is attempting to erase intersex people, either before or after birth.

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Remembering Trailblazing Abortion Provider Mildred ‘Millie’ Hanson

Dr. Hanson, who died last week at the age of 91.

Dr. Hanson, who died last week at the age of 91, was outspoken and politically involved, unafraid of the prospect that her views might alienate anyone as she fiercely defended abortion rights and supported pro-choice legislators.

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