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The Stay-at-Home Feminist

Juliette Fretté | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Juliette Fretté

Above all, men and women can be anything they want to be, and that is the true goal and legacy of the feminist movement.

Weekly Pulse: Anti-Masturbation Crusader Christine O'Donnell is Master of Her Domain

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Christine O'Donnell is master of her domain. The deeply conservative Tea Party darling won the Repu...

Weekly Pulse: DIY Abortions on the Border, Pawlenty Screws MN on Sex Ed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: DIY Abortions on the Border, Pawlenty Screws MN on SexEd by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Women on along U.S.-Mexico bord...

Bill Brady Tones Down Anti-Abortion Rhetoric

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Since he won the Republican primary, Bill Brady has gone from being a relatively unknown downstate senator to the frontrunner in the race for Illinois...

San Francisco Values Clarified

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geri Spieler

We have become a nation of lazy thinkers. The unreality of "San Francisco Values" fits the same tone here in that people will choose to believe what a "celebrity" tells them.

McInnis Said He Had "Zero Rating by NARAL;" Talk-Radio Host Should Set Record Straight

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I love it when any candidate (Democrat, Republican, or American Constitution Party) tells a reporter to prove him wrong and the reporter proceeds to prove him wrong.

'12th & Delaware' Joins the HBO Summer Documentary Series

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

12th & Delaware utilizes a street intersection to illustrate the ideological divide between two camps of thought -- one is an abortion clinic called A Woman's World. The other is an office named the Pregnancy Care Center.

Anti-Abortion Rally At MLK's Grave Held By Catholic Pro-Life Group (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.28.2010 | Religion

CORRECTION: The pro-life Freedom Ride event was organized and led by a multi-denominational group of protestors and advocates--not just Catholics. Sec...

Banned Abortion Episode of Family Guy Coming on DVD: See Excerpt Here!

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Mitchell

Remember that flap over a Family Guy episode last year deemed too hot for Fox to handle -- and ordered off the air? It has emerged that it will be released on DVD this September.

Weekly Pulse: The Religious Right vs. Birth Control

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: The Religious Right vs. Birth Controlby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Does health care reform's promise of preventive car...

Sarah Palin's 'Mama Grizzlies' Don't Speak for Women or GOP

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

Since 81% of Americans believe that individuals should have control over their own important life decisions, Palin's staunchly anti-choice beliefs are in direct contradiction of the majority of not just her party, but everyone.

How Can Anti-Choice Lawmakers Oppose Public Policies That Would Reduce Abortion?

M. Tracey Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
M. Tracey Brooks

Anti-choice elected officials, who work against keeping abortion safe, legal and accessible, are often the same lawmakers who vote down legislation that is critical to strengthening society.

Contrary to the Myth, Abortion is NOT the Most Controversial "Choice" Issue: Words of Caution for Elena Kagan

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

What is the most controversial thing a female candidate can say?
A) I had an extramarital affair.
B) I am gay.
C) I do not want to have children.

Demographics of Abortion: Race, Poverty and Choice

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Now we know that the link between poverty and abortion is deepening, just as state lawmakers are pushing laws to limit access to abortion.

Baltimore Becomes First City in US to Require Crisis Pregnancy Centers to Admit They Don't Provide Abortion

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

A new law took effect earlier this year in Baltimore compelling Christian pregnancy ministries to post signs that say that they do not provide or refer for birth control or abortion.

Weekly Pulse: Kagan Hearings: Gags, God, Guns, and Gays

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Elena Kagan's Supreme Court confirmation hearings kicked off on Monday. Her nomination has been met by...

Oklahoma Gives Right-to-Life Doctors the Right to Lie

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lennard Davis

Hippocrates is turning over in his grave.

Pakistani Abortion Hotline Faces Violent Opposition From Islamic Groups

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Rachel Shields, The Independent An abortion hotline which has been set up in Pakistan is facing violent opposition. Islamic groups and political ...

Weekly Pulse: The Pill at 50 and Oklahoma's Extreme Ultrasound Law

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Fifty years ago, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first birth control pill. Needless to ...

The F Word: Good Enough for Oklahoma, How About Goldman?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Democrats in D.C. are going about this regulation thing all wrong. Want to get Republican buy-in? Give Republicans the kind of regulation they like. As usual in U.S. politics, the states provide the road map.

Weekly Pulse: What Would Jesus Insure?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Christian groups are trying to create a run around health care reform by setting up alternative, unreg...

Bumper Stickers' Platitudes

Carol Hoenig | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Hoenig

The other day as I was pulling out of a parking lot, a parked car with the bumper sticker, "Aren't you glad your mother was pro-life?" got my attentio...

Overcoming Stigma: Dead NFL Players, Suicidal Veterans, and Emotional Women

Aspen Baker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Aspen Baker

Across the spectrum of our mental health issues, we face similar reactions from the very people who should feel a shared sense of responsibility for our mental health -- deny, defend and attack.

Feminism in the Wake of 'Ladies' Night' Is...Complicated

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

Being a feminist and being against reproductive freedoms means you are not a feminist. You can say you're a Mets fan, but if you only want the Yankees to win -- you're not a Mets fan.

The Oxymoron of the Sarah Palin "Conservative Feminism" Brand

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

True feminism means giving women choices. Anything else is silly putty feminism -- stretching the word far beyond all meaning and recognition.