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Three People Are Dead. According to Its Own Yardstick, It Is the ‘Pro-Life’ Movement’s Fault

David Daleiden, head of a previously unknown organization called the Center for Medical Progress .

Over and over again we’ve seen that the GOP and the anti-choice movement writ large blatantly disregard the likely consequences of their own rhetoric, and then cry foul when asked to do some soul-searching.

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Online Harassment Isn’t Only About Misogyny, Regardless of What ‘Gendertrolling’ Implies

Our society has long needed a comprehensive and up-to-the-nanosecond book-length treatment of online harassment as both a civil rights issue and a sociological phenomenon. Unfortunately, Gendertrolling: How Misogyny Went Viral, by scholar Karla Mantilla, is not quite that book—but for the moment, it will have to do.

Our society has long needed a comprehensive and up-to-the-nanosecond book-length treatment of online harassment as both a civil rights issue and a sociological phenomenon. Unfortunately, Gendertrolling: How Misogyny Went Viral, by scholar Karla Mantilla, is not quite that book—but for the moment, it will have to do.

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From ‘Her’ to ‘Bitch’: How Gendered Language Teaches Us Women Are Objects To Be Controlled

The practice of using feminine pronouns (often in a sexually suggestive way) to refer to things such as tools, cars, and even boats is fairly common—so common that many people do not stop to question what they are actually saying, which is that women are objects. This underlying message in our language is reflective of how our society treats women.

The practice of using feminine pronouns (often in a sexually suggestive way) to refer to things such as tools, cars, and even boats is fairly common—so common that many people do not stop to question what they are actually saying, which is that women are objects. This underlying message in our language is reflective of how our society treats women.

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Covenant House ‘Sleep Out’ Raises Awareness of Largely Invisible Issue: Youth Homelessness

Through the journey of two young women we can learn more about this largely invisible issue, how programs like the Covenant House empower youth to take control of their lives, and how we—those of us more fortunate—can help.

Through the journey of two young women we can learn more about this largely invisible issue, how programs like the Covenant House empower youth to take control of their lives, and how we—those of us more fortunate—can help.

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Talking to Your Kids About Sex Is Good for Them, So Here’s How

No one is suggesting you give a rundown of the Kama Sutra to your middle schooler. In fact, the truth is these conversations are rarely about sexual behavior.

No one is suggesting you give a rundown of the Kama Sutra to your middle schooler. In fact, the truth is these conversations are rarely about sexual behavior.

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The #Justice4Jamar Protests Are a Reproductive Justice Issue

The media coverage and governmental responses to the protests in Minneapolis are missing the message that the community is protesting that the police shot Jamar Clark before he had his day in court as someone facing domestic violence charges.

The media coverage and governmental responses to the protests in Minneapolis are missing the message that the community is protesting that the police shot Jamar Clark before he had his day in court as someone facing domestic violence charges.

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Giving Thanks and Making Commitments

Each year at Thanksgiving, I take time to remember all that I have to be thankful for, but also all the things about which I feel a personal need to remain vigilant.

Each year at Thanksgiving, I take time to remember all that I have to be thankful for, but also all the things about which I feel a personal need to remain vigilant.

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New Staff and New Directions!

Before the official start of the Thanksgiving holiday, we wanted to officially introduce the most recent additions to our growing staff, each of whom plays a key role in our mission to provide evidence-based news, commentary, analysis, and investigative reporting on reproductive and sexual health, rights, and justice.

Before the official start of the Thanksgiving holiday, we wanted to officially introduce the most recent additions to our growing staff, each of whom plays a key role in our mission to provide evidence-based news, commentary, analysis, and investigative reporting on reproductive and sexual health, rights, and justice.

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Abortion in ShondaLand: How the TV Producer Is Flipping the Script on Reproductive Health-Care Storytelling

As there have been more and more abortion stories on television in the past few years, it’s important to recognize how groundbreaking Shonda Rhimes’ work truly has been. Rhimes is a board member of Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles, and is clearly invested in how abortion is portrayed in our popular entertainment. Indeed, her shows are unique in these portrayals.

As there have been more and more abortion stories on television in the past few years, it’s important to recognize how groundbreaking Shonda Rhimes’ work truly has been. Rhimes is a board member of Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles, and is clearly invested in how abortion is portrayed in our popular entertainment. Indeed, her shows are unique in these portrayals.

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What the New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Mean for Real-Life Women

The American Cancer Society recently released new guidelines, raising the minimum age of regular mammograms for women with no known risk factors from 40 to 45. While these guidelines may make sense when you look at population statistics as a whole, on an anecdotal level, they alarmed me as a 43-year-old.

The American Cancer Society recently released new guidelines, raising the minimum age of regular mammograms for women with no known risk factors from 40 to 45. While these guidelines may make sense when you look at population statistics as a whole, on an anecdotal level, they alarmed me as a 43-year-old.

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