Browsing tag: feminism

Planned Parenthood

I Stand with Planned Parenthood

It's hard to be a woman in America. It's like every day is a million little paper cuts, then just when you've gotten used to them, someone comes along with a chef's knife and goes to town. Days like today... they're the chef's knife. I don't know why this particular one has hit me so hard, but at one point Brett had to turn the news off, because I was crying hysterically and shouting at the TV. 420

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Requiring parental consent for birth control hurts young women

There's several articles floating around today discussing recent comments made by Bristol Palin about birth control programs in Washington state that allow young women and girls to get birth control without parental consent. Many of these articles make beautiful points about the statistical effectiveness of giving young women birth control for low or no cost... points I've made before myself. Because of that, I don't feel compelled to make any of those same points again. What I want to talk

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Yes, All Men

I've been ruminating about writing this post for a week or so, but I was never able to cement the ideas floating around in my head until this morning, when I had a discussion with Brett about the exact problem I'm hoping to address here. In the aftermath of the Santa Barbara shooting, there's been a huge outpouring of women telling stories about the violence, harassment and humiliation that they've endured, just for being women. All of this has centered around the #YesAllWomen hashtag on

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