Iowa legislators want to pass a law allowing women to sue abortion providers if they regret their abortions. Why not let women sue the people who actually caused the regret—the people who shamed and guilted them about the abortion—instead?
Sex Week is coming to the University of Tennessee’s Knoxville campus, but some state legislators really wish it wasn’t. A resolution was approved in the Tennessee house this week calling the event an “outrageous misuse of student fees and grant monies.”
Susan Patton may be the only person in the history of the world to get a book deal by being a crank who writes nutty letters to the editor. Her viral letter telling young women to get married in college is now being turned into a book, but that doesn’t make her “advice” any less nutty.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved 24 drugs for male sexual dysfunction and zero for women. After rejecting an application for a drug to improve female libido in December, the agency has reconsidered its decision and is giving the manufacturer another chance.
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.
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.
The virgin-whore dichotomy has been around forever. What’s puzzled me recently, however, is what feels like a sudden upsurge in these very conservative attitudes in pop music. Why is this so?
The Family Research Council recently presented a paper positing that the problem with abortion is that women are just having too much sex. It’s part of a trend: Increasingly, anti-choicers are dropping the pretense that they’re motivated by “life” and admitting that their efforts are about controlling women’s sexuality.
The recent controversy over insurance coverage for contraception has vividly made the point that feminists have argued for years. The culture wars over reproductive rights never have been primarily about fetal personhood, the right to life, or now, religious freedom: they have always been about the control of women’s bodies and sexuality.
Women’s health advocates vigorously question unrealistic projections for sexuality and aging – bleak sexual desert or pharmaceutical Niagara – and have identified helpful strategies for maintaining and enhancing sexuality after menopause.