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Dear New York Times: Emergency Contraception is Not Abortion

This week, the New York Times published an article hand-wringing over declining fertility rates in America, which it blames over in part on access to birth control. Here’s the problem: it included a parenthetical falsely suggesting that using emergency contraception, like Plan B, causes abortion. Spoiler alert — it doesn’t.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 15:  Demonstrators join a rally against the proposed Republican tax reform legislation on the east side of the U.S. Capitol November 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. The rally was organized by a large group of liberal organizations, including MoveOn.org, National Education Association, Patriotic Millionaires, Stand Up America, Our Revolution, Americans for Tax Fairness Action Fund, Tax March, the Center for American Progress Action Fund, Communications Workers of America, Indivisible, Little Lobbyists, Main Street Alliance and VoteVets.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The GOP Tax Bill Violates Reproductive Rights

Today House and Senate Republicans passed a widely unpopular tax bill, sending it to President Trump’s desk to be signed. Though you might not guess it, this bill will directly impact people’s access to sexual and reproductive healthcare services. 

Today House and Senate Republicans passed a widely unpopular tax bill, sending it to President Trump’s desk to be signed. Though you might not guess it, this bill will directly impact ...

Climate change activists carry signs as they march during a protest in downtown on Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Philadelphia. The Democratic National Convention starts Monday in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Trump Admits Climate Change is Real—But Only So He Can Terrorize the Global South

Last week, Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act, authorizing a $700 billion budget for the Department of Defense for the coming fiscal year. Unsurprisingly, the bill calls for an increase in troops and military resources. The real shocker comes at section 335 of the bill, which recognizes that climate change is real—but only to justify military action and terrorize the Global South.

Last week, Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act, authorizing a $700 billion budget for the Department of Defense for the coming fiscal year. Unsurprisingly, the bill calls for an increase in troops and military resources. The real ...

A group of activists hold signs near the potomac river protesting a proposed pipeline.

These women are leading the campaign against new “Potomac Pipeline” near DC, Maryland

Tomorrow, the Maryland Department of the Environment will hold a public hearing on the “Potomac Pipeline,” a gas pipeline extension that would put the drinking water of millions of people at risk. A women-led, grassroots movement is urgently organizing to stop it.

Tomorrow, the Maryland Department of the Environment will hold a public hearing on the “Potomac Pipeline,” a gas pipeline extension that would put the drinking water of millions of ...

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You turn to Feministing for the hot, fresh, intersectional feminist analysis you can’t get anywhere else. And today, we’re turning to you: Become a Feministing member, and you’ll allow us to stay open to kick more ass in 2018. 

You turn to Feministing for the hot, fresh, intersectional feminist analysis you can’t get anywhere else. And today, we’re turning to you: Become a Feministing member, and you’ll allow us to stay open to kick more ass in ...

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Dear Betsy DeVos: Fighting for Survivors of Sexual Violence Is a Racial Justice Fight

For the past few months, I’ve seen several articles — almost exclusively written by white women — arguing that we shouldn’t enforce Title IX protections for survivors of sexual assault because the authors believe Black men are more likely to be accused. The narrative has been picked up by numerous media outlets and used by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to strip protections for survivors.

The idea that survivors’ rights are a threat to Black men leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

For the past few months, I’ve seen several articles — almost exclusively written by white women — arguing that we shouldn’t enforce Title IX protections for survivors of sexual assault because the authors ...

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