With only 19 days before the 2012 election, the War on Women is intensifying. While Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s flip-flopping statements on women’s health in last night’s presidential debate might suggest a truce, you can be sure that threats to women’s reproductive freedoms are still as prevalent and ludicrous as ever.
No One Wins a (Tug-of) War on Women: From Uteri to Personhood, Why Feminists Must Reframe the Debate
Last week a Taliban hit squad in Pakistan targeted and shot Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old who was fighting for the right of girls to be educated. I cried at the inhumanity on and off all day when I heard. Maybe she should have just dressed the part and saved her life. I’m not being flip. [...]
Social issues Female issues Women’s issues Single issue voters Can we please stop this pretense that effective birth control and safe and legal abortion did not transform society and help families by enabling women to plan their parenthoods and go to work? What purpose does it serve, except to deny reality and mislead people? So [...]
Our early childhood plays a major role in our choice of romantic partners. Dr. Harville Hendrix theorizes that “We marry the emotional image of our caregivers—both positive and negative.”
Sometimes, in an effort to resolve troublesome issues with a parent, we choose a partner with the same personality flaw that left us feeling unsatisfied as a child. That choice is a desperate, last-gasp attempt to get the love or attention we longed for.
If that sounds preposterous, let me illustrate the hypothesis by describing my four husbands.
Juliet Kelso breaks down the results of a new CDC study that looks at American women and pregnancy trends. This post originally appeared on Role/Reboot and is cross-posted with permission. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics just published its findings based on contextualized data from the 2011 National Survey [...]
Yesterday the House Judiciary passed a ban on abortions in DC, with no exceptions for rape, incest, or health of the mother. Bria Murray, a survivor of rape, responds to Representative Trent Franks’ comments from the debate for the ban. The post is originally published on RH Reality Check and is cross posted with permission. [...]
With little fanfare, authorities in the United States are being given new and unprecedented powers to subject women to surveillance, arrest, and imprisonment. Since we can’t assume our civil rights are secure, it would be helpful if we had some simple rules. Rules women can follow in order to avoid jail, especially when we are pregnant. [...]
This past week, we celebrated World Population Day. It’s not news to anyone that the world’s population keeps getting larger while the world stays the same size and gets a little dirtier. Population growth is an issue that needs to be carefully addressed in the future, as the world continues to fight poverty, disease, and resource [...]
Being a feminist mother means doing the hard shit. Lynn Beisner shares the harrowing incident that made her willing to do whatever it takes. Trigger warning: Article includes descriptive scenes of an injured animal. If you’re an animal lover like us, just be prepared. I became a feminist because God did not keep his end [...]
In response to Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Atlantic piece, Suzanne Turner asks: Does anyone else find the resounding silence from the guys in our lives deafening? I’ve been looking and looking for the dad’s voice—even, for goodness sakes, Anne-Marie Slaughter’s husband’s voice—in the epic dust up over the Atlantic Monthly cover story. It’s no surprise that bloggers and Tweet chats [...]