Too often, reaching out for help can mean being handed off to people who have absolutely no training in mental health care and who have deep prejudices against those with mental illnesses.
It was just one anti-choice fanatic who eagerly blamed the suicide of Robin Williams on abortion, but it’s indicative of the larger and incredibly sleazy tactic of linking abortion and depression, despite the lack of evidence of a connection.
At a hearing that featured the searing testimony of survivors of sexual assault in the military, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand told RH Reality Check that her proposal to remove the prosecution of sex crimes from the chain of command would see debate on the Senate floor in the coming weeks.
The realities of trans women’s experience with social media remind us that a discussion about “toxicity” online cannot be contained by the artificial boundaries of “Twitter feminism.” The problem is much larger than Twitter or any number of internal activist flare-ups. It encompasses the entire online world.
Anti-choice groups recently charged that the imposition of the Affordable Care Act has brought death panels to U.S. soil. It’s not the first time the right wing has imagined this lurking menace.
Despite ample evidence that there is no link between abortion and suicide, a federal appeals court decides its okay for South Dakota to require doctors to lie to women.
Protests have erupted in Morocco following the tragic death of 16-year-old Amina Filali, who was forced to marry her rapist and later committed suicide. Women’s rights groups have tried unsuccessfully for years to protect victims of physical and sexual violence. They’re hoping Amina’s death won’t be in vain.
Former Arkansas school board member and father of two young children, Clint McCance, finally resigns after being called out for his facebook postings claiming he’d wear purple only if young gay people “all committed suicide.”