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Sorry, Anti-Choicers. Abortion Stigma Doesn’t Lower the Abortion Rate

Anti-choicers want to take credit for the lower abortion rate, claiming that their efforts at stigmatizing it have caused women to choose to have babies instead. Unfortunately for them, the evidence suggests otherwise.

Anti-choicers want to take credit for the lower abortion rate, claiming that their efforts at stigmatizing it have caused women to choose to have babies instead. Unfortunately for them, the evidence suggests otherwise.

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The Evangelical Short-Term Memory Problem

In fact, we’ve been having the same fight over sexual promiscuity like clockwork about every forty years, going back at least a couple centuries.

In fact, we’ve been having the same fight over sexual promiscuity like clockwork about every 40 years, going back at least a couple centuries.

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Marital Status Doesn’t Cause Poverty—Not Having Money Does

Poverty is caused by not having enough money. This should be obvious, but clearly it needs to be said more often.

Conservatives have been turning up the volume on the irrational, unevidenced claim that poverty is caused by not being married. In reality, poverty is caused by not having enough money. This should be obvious, but it clearly needs to be said more often.

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This Week in Sex: Have the Japanese Really Stopped Having Sex?

Haluk Murat Demirel, a 38-year-old woman in Turkey, has opened the country’s first halal sex shop online.

In this international edition of This Week in Sex, we look at the recent hubbub about sex in Japan, learn what makes an online sex store halal, and look at a program trying to overcome sexual taboos in Vietnam.

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Get Real! Why Can’t I Stop Being So Scared of Pregnancy?

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Working with young people and sexuality daily, we frequently see users who have pervasive fears about becoming pregnant, even when they aren’t taking risks to begin with.

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More Feminist Than Thou: Moving Beyond Self-Defeating “Choose-My-Choice” Feminism

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I just can’t have another fight about whether it’s feminist to be a stay-at-home mom, shave your legs, or wear makeup. Let’s stop choosing our choices and start choosing our battles.

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Second Presidential Debate Still Too Glossy on Women’s Economic Issues

Come November 7th, there are deeper questions to be tackled by both the President and Congress regarding issues of poverty that disproportionately impact women.

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Deserving vs. Undeserving? Everyone “Deserves” Human Rights

At the most basic level, human rights are not dependent on who “deserves” them: we have a right to access to abortion, health care, work, and freedom and movement because we are humans, not because we deserve it.

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What If No One Else Saves Sex For Marriage?

For someone choosing to hold off on sex until marriage, what to do about the fact that most other people, including potential partners, will not have made the same choice? How much should your own sexual ethics and values hinge on those of others?

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Violence Against Women: Not Going Away Until You Do Something About It

I am tired of it: violence against women may be a current fact—every 3 minutes a woman is beaten up — but it is not inevitable. So here are my top three key recommendations for how you (yes: you) can make it stop before it even starts.

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