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Professor Still Doesn't Think Historical Context Matters When Discussing Margaret Sanger

Terry Krepel | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Terry Krepel

A few weeks back, I wrote about how conservative author and Grove City College professor Paul Kengor ignored historical context about Margaret Sanger's talk in 1926 to a Ku Klux Klan women's group, as well as cherry-picking the account of the speech in Sanger's autobiography.

America's First Birth Control Clinic Opened a Century Ago, in Brooklyn

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 09.30.2015 | Women
Ellen Freudenheim

The building no longer exists. No plaque marks the site. But from Sanger's activism, the movement that today is represented by Planned Parenthood emerged. And as everyone (and especially women) know, a century later the fight for free reproductive choice that Margaret Sanger launched still grinds on.

A Right-Wing Professor's Disinformation Campaign Against Margaret Sanger

Terry Krepel | Posted 09.07.2015 | Politics
Terry Krepel

Kengor may be a professor, but his research skills seem to be a level of a lazy, dishonest undergrad who cares more about pushing an agenda than telling the full truth.

Which Woman Should Adorn the $10 Bill?

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Although none of these 20 women were elected to office, they all had a great influence on public opinion and public policy. The reformers profiled below exercised influence not only because of the number of people they mobilized, but also because of the moral force of their ideas.

Talking Birth Control (and the Birth of It) With Jonathan Eig

Mark Bazer | Posted 03.24.2015 | Books
Mark Bazer

Jonathan Eig, author of biographies of Jackie Robinson, Al Capone and Lou Gehrig, turns his attention to the story of the birth-control pill in his latest book, The Birth of the Pill. Eig came on The Interview Show to talk the science, politics and sociology behind what he calls the most important invention of the 20th century.

100 Years Of Birth Control

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.14.2015 | Women

In 1914, Margaret Sanger coined the term "birth control" -- and a lot's happened since then. An infographic from the Planned Parenthood Federation ...

Missing Plane: "Sometimes Knowing Is Worse Than Not"

Naomi Rand | Posted 05.22.2014 | Fifty
Naomi Rand

Where is the missing plane? Each day dawns bright, and with it, a new theory. Some are ominous. The transponders disabled, the crew complicit. The flight path reprogrammed via an on board computer. Houses are searched, conspiracies forwarded.

Pat Robertson Claims Planned Parenthood Has 'Billions Cash On Hand' To Fund 'Abortion Mill'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

Conservative televangelist Pat Robertson attacked Planned Parenthood for using "government money" to operate an "abortion mill" during an interview Tu...

North Carolina: Sterilized by the State

Sonia Grant | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Sonia Grant

"I went to the doctor who did that to me and I asked him, 'Why?' Why had he done that to me? He didn't have to say nothing -- and he didn't. If he was...

Robertson Compares Planned Parenthood Founder To Nazis In Shocking Remarks

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

Televangelist Pat Robertson slammed Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger on Wednesday, saying her writings advocated a plan to drive minorities ...

No Woman Can Call Herself Free

Valerie Ervin | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Valerie Ervin

All women are impacted by these decisions but they disproportionately affect women of color, poor women, women who live in rural areas, and those who have been struggling financially since the recession.

My Grandfathers at the 1913 Armory Show

Alexander Sanger | Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts
Alexander Sanger

One hundred years ago, a February day in 1913, two strangers stand alone in Gallery G of the International Exhibition of Modern Art at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue.

Martin Luther King Jr.: A Freedom Fighter for Women, Too

John Seager | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
John Seager

In 1966, his wife, Coretta Scott King, accepted Planned Parenthood's inaugural Margaret Sanger Award on his behalf, presented for "his courageous resistance to bigotry and his lifelong dedication to the advancement of social justice and human dignity." So where are we nearly 40 years later?

Sandra Fluke Continues Battle that Margaret Sanger Began

Nicole Glass | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Nicole Glass

Fluke is using her media spotlight to draw attention to a number of issues that women in America are facing today -- continuing a century-long struggle that Margaret Sanger began in the 1910's.

Rush Limbaugh And The Legacy Of Margaret Sanger

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 05.06.2012 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

Once again, almost 100 years later, women seeking information about contraception are called "obscene," and poor women are threatened with the loss of protection from unwanted pregnancies.

Back to the Future

Jennifer Seymour Whitaker | Posted 04.28.2012 | Home
Jennifer Seymour Whitaker

What's it all about? From 1914 until the eve of the Second World War, Margaret Sanger and her allies fought and won the battle to make contraception widely available in the United States. Didn't they?

Dr. King Supported Margaret Sanger & Planned Parenthood, Why Won't You?

Clutch Magazine | Posted 02.04.2012 | Black Voices

Michael King, Jr., commonly known to the world as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. omitted several truths in his lifetime, from plagiarizing his doctoral d...

Andrea Stone

National Women's History Museum Placates Conservatives To Get Bill Passed In Congress | Andrea Stone | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly a year after two alpha males on Capitol Hill slew a bill to allow a National Women's History Museum here, the head of the nascent...

Women's History Month: Female Firsts

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

I started keeping a running list of some notable years when certain gender barriers were broken, and when I looked back I found that the list itself provided a fascinating snapshot of our country.

The 50 Most Influential Progressives of the 20th Century

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

We all stand on the shoulders of earlier generations of radicals and reformers who challenged the status quo of their day. Unfortunately, most Americans know little of this progressive history.

America's Favorite Birth Control Method Turns 50

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — A world without "the pill" is unimaginable to many young women who now use it to treat acne, skip periods, improve mood and, of course...

Are Black Children An "Endangered Species"?

Reproductive Justice | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

The black community is the frequent testing ground for bad legislation and restrictive medical policies. But this time, according to sponsors and anti-abortionists, its purpose is to stop discrimination -- before birth.

Kennedy, the Pill and Conservatives for Contraception

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

50 years ago, when West Virginians handed Kennedy a victory, it was only after the Democrat promised again and again not to restrict their access to birth control. That's right: the conservatives demanded their right to choose.

International Women's Day: We've Come a Long Way, Baby!

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

On the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, we celebrate the first ever female best director at the Oscars. Against all odds (and her ex-hu...

What Indy Media Trailblazers Can Teach Us

Jeff Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Cohen

Will independent media outlets that contributed so mightily to the stunning election result speak truth to power and expose corruption and injustice over the long haul -- no matter who's in charge?