Politics / Reproductive Rights / Women and Gender

Activist Sandra Fluke Comments on Rush Limbaugh’s Bullshit “Apology” & What His Slut-Shaming Reveals

  Sexism, misogyny and slut-shaming pervade our culture. Women’s bodies are continually policed and judged. Nothing shows that better than asshat pundit Rush Limbaugh’s recent slew of insults to activist Sandra Fluke. As you probably know by now, conservative radio pundit, aka misogynistic douchebag, Rush Limbaugh called activist Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute.” … Continue reading

Films / Reproductive Rights / Women and Gender

Inconceivable! ‘The Princess Bride’ Meets Reproductive Rights

Ha! Combining one of my fave funny films, The Princess Bride, with reproductive rights warms the cockles of this feminist cinephile’s heart. P.S. Any anti-choicers hiding behind religion don’t give a shit about “morality.” They care about mandating reproduction and controlling women’s bodies. Image via Women’s Campaign Forum Continue reading

Politics / Reproductive Rights / Women and Gender

Losing My Religion: Catholic Bishops Attack Reproductive Rights, Hoping to Undermine Birth Control Coverage

As an atheist who was born Catholic, I’m all too aware of the Catholic Church’s ridiculous no birth control stance. While the U.S. contains far more religiosity in its laws and customs than many of us may realize or admit, politicians and lobbyists often forget one crucial thing. The separation of church and state. But … Continue reading

Politics / Reproductive Rights / Women and Gender

Not So Jagged Little Pill: Why Women Need No-Cost Birth Control for the “We’ve Got You Covered” Blog Carnival

Birth control free of co-pays!  In a landmark decision yesterday, the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended all insurance plans offer contraceptives and other preventive services, free of charge under the new health care law that went into effect last September.  With half of all pregnancies unplanned, greater access to birth control … Continue reading

Health / Reproductive Rights / Women and Gender

Jagged Little Pill: The Birth Control Pill Turns 50!

Happy Birthday, Pill!  On this day in 1960, the FDA approved the birth control pill for public consumption, forever changing the way we view fertility.  After two years, 1.2 million women in America were using the contraception.  Today, approximately 12 million women in the U.S. and 100 million women worldwide use the pill. President of … Continue reading