Tag Archives: stigma

Quick Hit: 26 women tell their abortion stories in New York Magazine

TweetThis week’s New York Magazine cover story features 26 individual stories from women who have made the choice to have an abortion, and in some instances chose to continue their pregnancies. Meaghan Winter writes: But for all the regulations and protests, despite “safe, legal, and rare” and “abortion is murder,” abortion is part of our everyday [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetBy Katie and Alexandra   Dear Republicans: it’s pretty simple. If you want to help the economy, you will support immigration reform and not shutting down the government. Get it? Saudi activists to launch a national “drive-in” encouraging women to break the country’s ban on driving while female.  Some good, old-fashioned rape encouragement! A short [...]
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Quick Hit: A history of abortion-focused smear campaigns

Tweet“What would you think of Elizabeth Colbert Busch if I told you she had had an abortion?” As Sesali reported last week, South Carolina voters were asked this very question by a polling group seeking not to crunch numbers in preparation for today’s election but rather smear Mark Sanford’s Democratic opponent for the South Carolina’s First [...]
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Quick Hit: Stigma, Shame, and Sexuality Series

TweetThis week, Gender Across Borders, RH Reality Check and the global reproductive rights organization Ipas are teaming up on a great blog series on stigma, shame, and sexuality. Despite the progress that human rights advocates are making worldwide, stigma seems to pervade as a nebulous stumbling block. The bulk of the series focuses on abortion, [...]
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I Had HPV and Lived to Tell the Tale

TweetAs a follow-up from Maya’s post yesterday and for #HPVDay today, this is a guest post by Bryce Covert, a writer and editor who works on feminism, economic equality, and progressive politics. You can find her work here. I was 24 when I found out that my health insurance would cover the full cost of [...]
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