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Emma Sulkowicz Will Attend The State Of The Union Address

Columbia University artist Emma Sulkowicz, who has been carrying her dorm mattress in protest of campus rape, will be attending the State of the Union Address. [ArtNet]
Chimamanda…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 20, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Jenny Slate Champions Repro Rights While Accepting Award For “Obvious Child”

I am so proud to be in a movie that is joyful and thoughtful and depicts a modern and authentic experience of unplanned pregnancy…Gillian Robespierre and Elizabeth Holm, who wrote…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 16, 2015 - 4:40 pm

Frisky Q&A: Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, Human Rights Activist & At-Sea Abortion Provider

Dr. Rebecca Gomperts is a physician, artist, human rights activist, and founder of organizations Women on Waves and Women on Web, which are featured in the documentary “Vessel.” The organizations…

Claire Hannum | January 16, 2015 - 1:30 pm

The United States Gets A “D” Grade For Women’s Reproductive Rights, According to NARAL Pro-Choice America

NARAL Pro-Choice America has graded the United States with a “D” for women’s reproductive rights. [NARAL]
Slavoj Žižek on the Charlie Hebdo massacre: “The passionate intensity of the…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 15, 2015 - 5:40 pm

North Dakota Gets Creative In Attempt To Ban Abortion

Last year, the state of North Dakota attempted to enact a “Fetal Heartbeat Bill” that would prevent women from seeking an abortion once a heartbeat can be detected, or at…

Robyn Pennacchia | January 14, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Wendy Davis’s Replacement Wore Anti-Abortion Cowboy Boots To Her Swearing In Ceremony

In order to run for Governor last term, All-American Shero Wendy Davis had to give up her seat in the Texas State Senate. Which means someone had to replace her.

Robyn Pennacchia | January 13, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Tusmørke’s Oculus Rift Game Autumn Seeks To Help Rape Survivors

A forthcoming Oculus Rift video game is hoping to help rape survivors. [The Atlantic]
An anti-gay group put out a pamphlet about how kids shouldn’t have to hear…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 7, 2015 - 4:45 pm

GOP Congress Not Wasting Any Time Trying To Ban Abortion

On Tuesday, the 114th Congress swung into session, and before any seats had the chance to warm up, two Republican legislators immediately introduced a bill meant to ban abortion after…

Robyn Pennacchia | January 7, 2015 - 3:40 pm

Missouri Women Will Need ‘Permission Slips’ From Fathers To Get Abortions, If This Law Passes

Watch out, Florida and Mississippi — Missouri is coming for you. Between this and Ferguson, the state may be a top contender for Absolute Worst State in the Country. Which…

Robyn Pennacchia | December 17, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Some Very Polite Counter-Protesters Convinced UK Anti-Choice Group Abort67 To Pack Up Their Protest And Go Away

The UK anti-choice abortion protesting group Abort67 — the group that got an epic takedown from a pregnant passerby last week — was counter-protested near an abortion clinic in London.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 11, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Watch A Pregnant Woman Tear Some Anti-Choice Protesters A New One

A UK anti-choice group, Abort67, had set up outside of a London abortion clinic with a giant picture of an aborted fetus and had been filming their protest — and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 4, 2014 - 5:15 pm

Watch Don Lemon’s 14-Second Apology For His Stupid Rape Advice

Don Lemon gave a 14-second “if you were offended” apology for giving one of Bill Cosby’s alleged victims terrible and unsolicited rape prevention advice. pMediaite]
Bill Cosby is…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 19, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Missouri Has Been Declared A State Of Emergency Prior To Darren Wilson’s Grand Jury Decision

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency in Missouri while awaiting the Ferguson grand jury decision about Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed teenager Michael…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 17, 2014 - 6:30 pm

America Is Basically Criminalizing The Fact Of Being Female (And Pregnant) With Personhood Laws

America is, in effect, criminalizing the very fact of having a female reproductive system. [NY Times]
Bangladesh had its first trans* pride march. [Raw Story]
Comedian Tig…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 10, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Voting Results On Ballot Measures Shows There’s Still Hope For This Country

So Republicans now control the House and the Senate, and they defeated Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Maryland, Maine, Massachussetts, and (sigh) Illinois, and so control the majority of gubernatorial offices

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 5, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Many Polling Places Still Aren’t Accessible To Voters With Disabilities

Decades after the Americans with Disabilities Act, we still have polling places that are restrictive to disabled voters. [VICE]
Read this fantastic piece about why street harassment shouldn’t…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 4, 2014 - 5:40 pm

North Dakota Is Effectively Banning Abortion

North Dakota banned the abortion pill, leaving few options left for abortion in the state. [Think Progress]
Conservative pundit Dennis Prager said that rape is just “unwanted kisses”

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 30, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Efforts To Ban Same-Day Registration And Early Voting Are Voter Suppression

The effort to ban same-day voter registration and early voting amounts to massive voter suppression. [Slate]
PurrVerse columnist Kitty Stryker gives a thorough, nuanced analysis of all the…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 29, 2014 - 5:30 pm

John Grisham Is Wrong: It’s Not Easy To Stumble Upon Child Porn

It really isn’t easy to just stumble upon child porn, regardless of John Grisham’s assertions. [Daily Dot]
In South Carolina, stand your ground laws give domestic abusers a…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 16, 2014 - 5:53 pm

One Of TIME’s Most Influential Teens Is Trans

One of TIME’s 25 Most Influential Teens is a transgirl advocate and author named Jazz. [Advocate]
Artist Kara Walker responds to white viewers’ macabre selfies at A Subtlety,

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 15, 2014 - 6:30 pm
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