Our society polices which bodies are supposed to reproduce—everything that falls outside of these expectations becomes a spectacle or public property.
At the center of recent legal and legislative battles is the question of how to determine the exact moment when everyone truly has equal opportunities.
Abortion stigma is a form of gender discrimination and punishment, and it represents social control of both women who need abortions and providers who provide them.
Real-life individuals in same-sex couples, or those who live with someone of a different race or generation from themselves, often face daily struggles to protect their families from legal uncertainty and publicly articulated disgust.
The invisibility of trans communities is real. So are unthinking insults. By treating the latter as intentional, we do nothing to inform and educate about the first.
Many highly trained physicians provide abortion care, so why do abortion providers continue to be stereotyped as substandard doctors?
In granting review of Shelby Co. v. Holder the Roberts Court sent signals the Voting Rights Act is in real trouble.
Data shows that transgender people are more likely to be uninsured, face discrimination in health care, be HIV positive and suffer from depression and attempted suicide.
Worldwide, roughly 43 million women have an abortion each year. Yet these same women face stigma, a form of social control used to dehumanize, devalue, and isolate them. Providers are grappling with effective ways to reduce abortion stigma.
Twenty states now have laws prohibiting gender discrimination against LGBT people. However, that still means that 30 states do not.