Hobby Lobby is not a religious institution, no matter what its CEO chooses to do on Sundays. More
Topic: Women’s Rights
It’s obviously problematic to call Wendy Davis “Abortion Barbie”–it’s a demeaning, marginalizing, and gendered insult that’s not particularly creative. But how great would it be if Mattel actually made an Abortion Provider Barbie? More
Head Catholic Honcho Pope Francis had some encouraging things to say about gay people, which will hopefully help to shape the Catholic Church’s message on homosexuality. More
1) They are better than neon jelly bracelets.
2) They are better than almost everything else, too.
3) Especially Rick Perry. More
Anti-choice people often presume that pro-choice people just love having abortions. As though abortions are really fun and we can’t wait to have more in order to spite our opponents’ beliefs.
This, of course, is not true. But being pro-choice doesn’t mean abortion is necessarily right for you. More
Breaking news: Mississippi totally blows. More
Women being allowed to make decisions for their own bodies AND access to free birth control? No. Way. More
Yes, Rush Limbaugh said something really dumb and awful again. Here, editors Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff discuss why it’s dumb, how it’s dumb and attempt to parse exactly what he meant recently when he said, “You know how to stop abortion? Require that each one occur with a gun” while discussing the Sandy Hook shooting. More
2012 was a really mixed year for women’s rights, with some major triumphs (birth control coverage! advances in HPV vaccinations! more women are learning about and using IUDs!)… along with some deeply terrifying setbacks (pretty much every time a conservative opened his mouth on the subject of rape, we saw stars).
Sadly, here’s one more for the bad pile. More
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What do you mean you didn’t know chili powder prevents rapes? Are you an idiot or something? More
This isn’t a “right.” It’s a requirement. More
We can never allow ourselves to forget what happened in Ireland on September 28th, 2012. More
After being denied an abortion upon finding out that she was miscarrying at 17 weeks, Savita Halappanavar died of septicaemia a week later. More