Would you like to know why I choose an IUD as birth control? Because my husband and I enjoy having sex and we cannot afford another baby. Because I have been on hormonal birth control to manage severe cramps. Because I had a D&C five days postpartum after delivering our first son.
Hiding sensuality behind health, instead of celebrating it, devalues the erotic lives of women and men. More than that, our political embarrassment about sex has leveraged the power of the wealthy to control the intimate lives of others.
The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision is a disaster for women, and we can lay the blame squarely at the feet of the Obama administration.
New York State has long been a leader in advancing women's equality, stretching back to the Seneca Falls Convention 166 years ago this weekend. Sadly, as we mark this important anniversary, hard-won victories by the women's rights movement are being threatened by a radical right wing that seeks to roll back the progress we've made.
On a Denver radio show over the weekend, GOP senatorial candidate Cory Gardner accused his Democratic opponent, Sen. Mark Udall, of "trying to distrac...
Despite the fact that Americans continue to walk away from organized religion en masse, the nation continues to engage in its perpetual struggle to characterize religious institutions. Hobby Lobby has already gone beyond informing court opinions -- it has challenged us to examine our perception of religious organizations.
While the decision marked a devastating loss for reproductive rights and women's workplace equality, it's radical reach will likely radiate far beyond the pickets of the specific context raised in the case.
Are Millennials interested in battling over issues of sexual morality and religious freedom? Cultural boundaries have shifted dramatically over the past several decades.
There can be little doubt that this was a very good year for corporations, employers and fat cats. Meanwhile, racial minority groups were again reminded that the civil rights movement is a thing of the past.
When was the last time you asked your lesbian BFF what kind of birth control she uses? Your gay neighbor if any of his female lovers are on the pill? Your bisexual bowling league buddies... well, anything p-in-v related whatsoever?
Defensively, the five Catholic male Supreme Court justices in the majority took some time to insist that their ruling is narrow. Don't believe it. The decision is a radical departure from prior law with monumental implications.
Progressives can surely add to this list of issues that a Supreme Court with a liberal majority should address. Unfortunately, presidential candidates won't directly address these issues or the views of candidates they would appoint to the Supreme Court when vacancies arise
If meds and medical procedures related to women's sexual health can be exempt for reasons of religious belief, meds related to men's sexual health must also be exempt.
A blatant disregard for the reality of sexual behavior in America, coupled with the belief that one's religion trumps the healthcare needs of even conservative women, is the real story behind the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision.
While experts strive to stem this immigration surge, one fundamental cause shouldn't be ignored: the Vatican's refusal to respect the rights of all women to make their own childbearing decisions.