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Texas Vs. Women’s Reproductive Rights

What happens in Texas may not stay in Texas — a good reason for women across the United States to be concerned. The Supreme Court has been asked to review a June 2015 ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which upheld a law that would bolt the doors to […]

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10 Crucial Facts About Rape Kits — True Even in Texas

It’s that time of the year again. The one where we have to say out loud that facts are empirically verifiable things that make sentences true. Even when women’s endlessly magical bodies and rape are involved.   Just when I thought nothing could get more ridiculous than last week’s “masturbating male fetus” rights argument to justify […]

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A Teen Lesbian Couple Is Shot and Left For Dead: What Matters Most Now is How We Respond

This post is originally published at RH Reality Check and is cross-posted with permission. On Friday night, as the LGBT community and their allies celebrated Pride throughout the nation, a teenage lesbian couple in Texas were both shot in the head and left to die. Mollie Judith Olgin, 19, died from her wounds, and Mary […]

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You Have Cancer. No You Don’t. Yes You Do.

Advocacy seems to be a common theme when discussing feminist issues. Advocacy for those who can’t advocate for themselves.  Or perhaps advocacy for an idea or a cause.  But we rarely talk about being an advocate for yourself and your body at times of crisis. Let me explain. But first, let me introduce myself. My […]

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Why Victim-Blaming Hurts: My Story

Earlier this week, the New York Times was rightly criticized for victim-blaming and overall bad reporting in a story about the gang-rape of an 11-year-old girl in Cleveland, Texas. The reporter, James C. McKinley,  seems preoccupied with what the survivor wore, who she hung out with, and whether her mother was keeping a close watch—the […]

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