With the recent campaign battle in mind, along with the countless other experiences I’ve had during my years of movement building work as a queer Latina activist, I’ve created a fusion of lessons learned from the past and advice for the fights of the future.
This week, we released Saying Abortion Aloud, a report and set of recommendations for those sharing their personal abortion stories publicly and the advocates who support them.
Thursday’s live-streamed “one in three” speak-out made me realize that even as a staunch reproductive rights advocate, a clinic escort, and a feminist, I still have to battle my own internalized abortion stigma.
The Austin police chief’s response to two officers that cracked rape jokes—implying that “their heart[s] were in the right place”—is just the latest demonstration of a department culture that appears to be uninterested in addressing the needs of the city’s most marginalized citizens.
She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, Mary Dore’s new film about the birth of contemporary feminism, is an insightful, inspiring look at the struggles and triumphs of our foremothers.
It seems like every week, there’s another story in the news about a teacher having sexual contact with a student. Though the circumstances of each case are different, one thing should be clear to us: The young people involved are never at fault.
What if, instead of leaving families isolated and struggling, we identify ways to build a robustly inclusive and caring society? What if we fight to expand access to support for all parents? We can break these dualistic fallacies apart.
As a continuing issue, the quiet, day-to-day use of sterilization as a weapon to infringe upon reproductive rights—especially those of disabled people—rarely bubbles up into the public consciousness.
Andrew Sullivan got completely unbent at the idea that Twitter might crack down on harassment. But the real censorship is coming from anti-feminists who use abusive campaigns in an effort to silence feminists.
Many women know more about the risks of birth control than about how the right contraceptive might improve their lives.