What’s one of the “most visible political symbols this legislative session” in Colorado? Not American flag lapel pins or pink ribbons, but jewelry in the shape of IUDs. Safe, effective, long-term birth control is so hot right now.
This is the guy writing our national reproductive health policies: Texas Senator John Coryn wrote language into an anti-human trafficking bill that would ban a victim restitution fund from covering the cost of abortions.
The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act was poised to be the rarest of federal bills: one that passed through the usually deadlocked Senate with bipartisan support.
In New Orleans, access to abortion is becoming more and more off-limits. Photo by Viewminder.
All across the country, conservative political groups are rolling back abortion access with small laws that chip away at reproductive health clinics. In Louisiana, for example, state lawmakers passed a bill that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at area hospitals.
A protest outside the Supreme Court calls attention to Abercrombie's discrimination case. Photo via CAIR.
If you’ve been keeping up with Abercrombie’s terrible PR moves—links here, here and here—you know that it has repeatedly come under fire for being intolerant of anyone who does not fit the ideal Abercrombie image; what they call “classic East Coast collegiate style,” and what I more accurately refer to as “vanilla beach Barbie-Ken-esque style.”
There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf on the Shelf, the common belief goes that if we’re being watched, we’ll be slightly more decent people.
Nicki Minaj recently told Rolling Stone that she is pro-choice. Photo by Christopher Macsurak.
There is danger in a single story, as award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie would say. When a multitude of voices are flattened into a monolithic entity, the risk of presenting only a narrow perspective grows.