But the concept of a homonormative society invites all sorts of other, less obvious questions, paramount among them being the logistics of procreation and gender roles.
Yes, I was born into a family that is financially comfortable, but that should not make me more deserving of my constitutional right to have an abortion than a woman who does not have the means and toolkits to do so.
With The Passion of the Christ being the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time, are audiences interested in a less bloody take on Jesus' life? And does Son of God attempt to tell us anything about Jesus' life that Christians and non-Christians don't already know?
The challenge for anti-abortion politicians is to not imagine some amorphous victim. Rather, they should, in the words of Jake Brigance, "imagine she's white" and her rapist is black. Would they then feel differently about abortion in instances of rape? I believe they would.
It'll be a wonderful day when South Dakota's GOP legislators value the lives of their daughters once they've exited the womb as much as they do when they're still in it.
My privilege smacked me in the face when Jordan Davis was killed. It was in my city... on a street I drive often... at a gas station I've been a patron at. This wasn't something I was removed from. It happened in my hometown.
How do we share our research in a politically polarized America when only half the country may be receptive to our findings? That was a key question from the 2014 Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) conference.
Once in a while, when I least expect it, a window cracks open in my mind and I suddenly see that some news story, some political event, or some aspect...
The study grabbed my attention not only as an opportunity to learn more about the whole of rural women's and health care providers' experiences, but also because of some notable parallels between the delivery of mental health and reproductive health in rural health care systems.
You are to be forgiven if you cannot think of anything that could be called a women's health "legislative achievement" coming out of Texas recently.
Aggressive plans to legalize death with dignity are underway in several other states. Most supporters -- this writer included -- believe it will only take a few more until the movement for compassion, autonomy and justice at life's end becomes a right to everyone in the U.S.
John Boehner has a song in his heart. As he was busy passing a clean debt ceiling bill in his House, he followed up with another lyric from the tune.
So because of all of these reasons, I agree with the United Nations that declaring birth control a human right back in 2012. But on this Valentine's Day and thereafter, what can we do to help more women gain access to birth control here and abroad?
When it comes to high-minded discussions about feminism, nobody knows quite how to talk about abortion. Organizers of the TEDWomen conference -- a prominent forum for these discussions -- have chosen to "solve" that problem by prohibiting any talk about abortion at all. Jaw, meet floor.
The paradoxical nature of Iranian society more often than not results in people covertly performing the forbidden. As this nature dictates, delving into the root of such social issues can be tough in the absence of credible statistics.
As a man who is also a feminist, I feel somewhat uncomfortable making the argument that the pro-choice movement needs more men. It reeks of "knight-and-shining-armor"-ism. But as with any social cause, this fight is ultimately about changing minds.