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Kierra Johnson

Entries by Kierra Johnson

Proudly Advocating for Love and Freedom

(1) Comments | Posted June 14, 2013 | 8:57 PM

Back in March, on a cold but beautifully sunny morning, we gathered with thousands of others in front of the Supreme Court. The mood was high. At times it felt more like a street celebration than a political demonstration. People squeezed onto the steps, crowded the sidewalks, and spilled onto...

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On Rape Culture, Masculinity and Reproductive Justice

(13) Comments | Posted April 19, 2013 | 4:42 PM

Sexual assault is a reproductive justice issue. The threat of sexual violence affects the way we experience sex, relationships and even our own bodies. Real and effective organizing for reproductive justice requires an understanding of the intersectional impacts of rape culture (how race, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability and myriad...

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The New Roe

(10) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 3:00 PM

The more I sit and consider what the Roe v. Wade decision means at 40 years, the more I am sure that it actually means the same thing now as it did then.

The fight for abortion rights is not, nor has it ever been, about vaginas or babies. It...

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For Millennial Voters, What Really Matters Is the Morning After

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 8:44 AM

We've all had a certain date in early November marked on our calendars for months now. What happens November 6 is huge, though for many what will transpire in the following days, weeks and months will matter even more. Because it happens like clockwork. Every four years, right around the...

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Where's the Woman? (VIDEO)

(10) Comments | Posted October 4, 2010 | 10:37 AM

Imagine a "Where's Waldo?" illustration where the page is filled with isolated fetuses and Waldo is a pregnant woman who is nowhere to be found.

That picture is exactly what so-called "fetal personhood" initiatives intend to do: separate the pregnant woman from her fetus, thereby making the woman --...

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A Corrupted Dream

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2010 | 4:43 PM

The legacy of the Civil Rights Movement is my legacy. The roots of my life begin in Valdosta and Decatur, Georgia. My family went to the Dr. King celebrations every year. I've attended Ebenezer Baptist Church. When I was about 11, I held a nice, tall man's hand as we...

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The Myth of the Teen Pregnancy Epidemic

(12) Comments | Posted July 21, 2010 | 7:58 AM

Driving down many highways in the US, one sees billboards that read, "Virgin: Teach your Kids It's Not a Dirty Word" or "Wait for the Bling." These billboards, funded by conservative organizations, perpetuate a myth that teen sex is a problem, a crisis and even an epidemic.


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Sexual Cluelessness

(2) Comments | Posted June 9, 2010 | 2:02 PM

There is a reason that people are afraid of the dark. The dark is filled with uncertainty, with the unknown. And while fear of the dark is among the most common of phobias, we have been leaving millions of young people in the dark on sex for generations.


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