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Amnesty International: Iranian Women Are Being Made Into “Baby-Making Machines”

An Iranian bill restricting the availability of contraception and abortions in order to boost the country’s population is effectively going to turn Iranian women into “baby-making machines.” …

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 11, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Four in 10 Teenage Girls Report Being Coerced Into Sex

More than 40 percent of high school-aged girls in England report being coerced into sex. [The Guardian]
A memo to Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions: Judges who disagree with…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 11, 2015 - 6:30 pm

The NFL’s Anti-Domestic Violence Partner Is A Sham Organization

The NFL’s anti-domestic violence campaign partner, No More, is a sham — surprise, surprise. [Deadspin]
Black girls are six times as likely to be suspended as White girls…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 5, 2015 - 5:30 pm

“Is Sex With An Unconscious Person Always Rape?” Utah Lawmakers Wonder

At the center of any discussion about rape is the issue of consent. Did both (or more) parties involved consent to having sex? Was consent given under…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 4, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Marissa Alexander Has Been Released From Prison

Florida Stand Your Ground defendant Marissa Alexander has been released from prison. [NBC]
Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch is being grilled over her stance that waterboarding is torture.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 28, 2015 - 5:25 pm

How A Danish Activist Reclaimed Her Body After Her Ex Posted Revenge Porn

HECK YEAH to this: Danish activist Emma Holten’s ex-boyfriend released “intimate photographs” to a creepshots web site three years ago, and she’s reclaiming her agency over her body by publishing…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 9, 2015 - 4:30 pm

The Hacked Sony E-Mails Are A Distraction From The Larger Issues, And It’s Wrong To Use E-Mails Stolen From Anyone, Ever

I don’t take George Clooney that seriously, most of the time, but his interview with Deadline spoke to a lot of things I’ve been reflecting on about my job lately.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 20, 2014 - 2:10 pm

The Soapbox: Let’s Get Real When Discussing Complicated Sexual Experiences

There’s been a lot of talk lately in the media about sexual violence. Late last month, former CBC Broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi was fired amid allegations of sexual assault. A few…

Melissa Petro | December 16, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Mommie Dearest: On Lena Dunham & Teaching Children About Boundaries And Consent

This post isn’t about Lena Dunham… really. So many others, including The Frisky’s own Amelia, have written about Dunham, her book, and the passages about her sister that have led…

Avital Norman Nathman | November 4, 2014 - 11:09 am

New Pew Study Shows That Women Are More Likely To Be Sexually Harassed Online

A Pew study looks at the differences in online harassment for men and women, and what do ya know, women are more often the target. [Slate]
Feminist blogger…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 22, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Mindy Kaling Defends Buttsex Episode Of “Mindy Project”: “There Was No Sexual Peril”

In case you missed it, last week’s episode of “The Mindy Project” was all about butt sex. Mindy’s onscreen boyfriend Danny (Chris Messina) wanted to try anal for the first…

Katie Oldenburg | October 13, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Why California’s Active Consent Law Is Not An Outrage

California Governor Jerry Brown signed the state’s Active Consent bill yesterday, making it law in California that in order to receive state funding, universities must have policies stating that students…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 29, 2014 - 2:30 pm