Reproductive Rights
News
A Guide to Sketchy Ballot Measures

The Ms. Magazine blog created this infographic showing the four states where there are big ballot measures that could severely impact women’s rights. If you live in one of them, educate yourself. Even if you don’t, pass this along to someone who does: In Colorado: Vote NO on amendment 67 and protect access to abortion […]

News
Planned Parenthood’s Epic Birth Control Timeline

MORE LIKE THIS FROM EMandLO: Wise Guys: Could Men Be Trusted to Take a Birth Control Pill? Everything You Need to Know About the Nuva Ring Confession: It Shouldn’t Matter WHY You Use Contraception, Damn It

TV
Amy Schumer Doesn’t Feel Bad About Your Abortion

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: We fucking love Amy Schumer. She’s spit-your-drink funny and she’s feminist, whether she’s talking about casual sex or body image or fisting… or abortion. On this latter topic she particularly tickles us: We’d always assumed that a good abortion joke was hard to pull off, but […]

Research
Infographic: How Sexual Norms Have Evolved in 50 Years

Just when your blood is about to boil over all the reproductive rights rollbacks that have taken place in recent years, when you’re about to puke if you hear one more Fox pundit talk about “family values,” and when when your head is about to explode at the idea that “Dancing with the Stars” is a […]

Pop Culture
Top 10 Women Born Since 1970 Who Push Back

This article originally appeared on SundanceChannel.com Inspired by the Sundance Channel’s docu-series PUSH GIRLS, about four outspoken young women in wheelchairs — AMC Networks just announced that they’ve started filming a second season — we decided to write about ten women under 40 who push back in their own way. To help us narrow down the list […]

News
The Things We Won by Re-Electing Obama

It’s a great day to be a progressive American! So happy to know we’re moving forward in the 21st century, not backward to the 1950s. Last night, the two of us gathered with friends, ate chili, drank beer, watched the results come in, and at 11:15pm poured the champagne and played “We Are the Champions” […]

Pop Culture
Rosemary’s Baby Could Have Been Made in 2012, 2016…

You hear a lot these days about Republicans rolling back women’s rights all the way to the ’50s and ’60s: vowing to defund Planned Parenthood; to allow employers to decide whether or not their female employees can have their contraception covered; to put the rights of an embryo above those of a woman via the […]

News
Top 6 Reasons Your Heart & Genitals Want You to Vote for Obama

We know we may be preaching to the choir here, but just in case you need some more encouragement to register to vote (state-by-state deadlines start dropping in October!), to volunteer your time to the Obama campaign, and to actually vote on November 6th, 2012, here you go: 1. Romney represents the Republican Party, and the […]

News
The Vaginagate Roundup

In case you missed it — in case you were wondering why all your friends were using the word “vagina” in their Facebook status updates over the weekend — late last week two representatives (both women) were banned from speaking in the Michigan House during a debate over a bill that bans all abortions after […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: The War on Women Hurts Everyone

In a recent poll on our site, we asked you guys, “Is there a ‘War on Women’?” Admittedly, we didn’t give you the chance to say flat-out not — because that would be flat-out wrong! (Hey, we never said this site was a democracy.) Rather, we were asking what you thought about the terminology “War […]

Confessions
Comment of the Week: Pro-Life But Pro-Sex Ed and Birth Control

photo via flickr Nuance is pretty rare in the national conversation about abortion. The headlines and protests can make it seem like there is no middle ground, no shades of grey. Which is why we found reader Dave‘s comment, in response to the post “Naked News: The Right’s War on Women/Porn/Ethics,” so refreshing. Sure, we […]

Uncategorized
Will a Sex Strike Give a Bunch of Liberal Guys Blue Balls?

photo via flickr Where reason fails, satire sometimes works — hence the sudden trend of tongue-in-cheek proposed sex laws, like the “personhood of semen” bill. And where satire fails — will a sex strike work? That’s the hope of a group called Liberal Ladies Who Lunch (love it!). They are proposing a national sex strike […]

News
AZ Law Would Let Employers Insist Women Use Pill Non-Sexually Only

photo via flickr This week, research showed that men become “cognitively impaired” when around women — even if they just think they’re around women. So does that explain why Utah and Arizona broke out the crazy? Proposed new Arizona law would would allow an employer to request proof that a woman using insurance to buy […]

News
“Personhood of Semen” and Other Hilarious Sex Laws

photo via flickr Some people hear about all the ridiculous uterus-related legislation being sponsored by Republican lawmakers and they join a protest or they blog about it or they post inspiring images on their Tumblr blogs. Other people — other awesome people — are using their position as lawmakers to go one step further: they’re proposing […]

Your Call
Your Call: Do We Need Male Reproductive Rights?

the seahorse is the only male animal that gets knocked up Dear Em & Lo, The way I see it, there is simply no such concept as male reproductive rights. If your girl gets pregnant and wants to keep the baby, congratulations, you’re a dad! Pay up, sucker. If you want to keep it but […]