I had been in jail for two and a half months when I learned that my breast cancer would necessitate a mastectomy. And I would have to do it alone: no pink pillows, no encouraging cards, no special foods. No comfort, period.
With education and awareness, adults can help foster girls’ participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects by taking steps to break down gender stereotypes—and, in turn, create a more equal workforce in the future.
Egg freezing is an individualized, questionably effective technical fix for a fundamentally social problem.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released an update to its guidelines that included an expansion discussion of sexual health for disabled teens. That’s an incredibly important addition—so why are so few media outlets covering it?
If Colorado expands the definition of “person” and “child” in its criminal code to include “unborn human beings,” the results would be especially devastating for Latina women and other women of color.
Anyone who believes that adoption or foster care is a real solution to growing restrictions on reproductive rights is kidding themselves.
The media’s bad job of reporting on teenage pregnancy and parenting has real-life consequences and effects on teenage families, including depression and generational poverty. By removing these stereotypes, and changing to more positive story lines and outcomes, people in the media can make it easier on teens to create thriving families.
To really understand #GamerGate, it’s important to see what it has in common with other misogynist, reactionary campaigns—in particular, the anti-choice movement.
If we in the pro-choice movement don’t start paying serious attention to the ways in which our own practices contribute to the dehumanization of people with disabilities, we can’t keep claiming to operate under a reproductive justice framework at all.
Protesters in Ferguson refused to be ignored this weekend. They are the reason that while we might not be able to claim that America is the land of the free, it is most definitely still the home of the brave.