2014 has been a great year for smart, diverse, interesting (and funny!) feminist literature. Even if you have a die-hard, pro-choice, feminist friend who has read everything from Betty Friedan to bell hooks; they’ll appreciate reading these fresh thoughts and insights on feminist theory, reproductive freedom and women’s issues.
It’s the holiday season, and you know what that means – it’s the season to give gifts! Not sure what to get that special someone in your life who’s passionate about reproductive freedom and feminism? We’ve got you covered.
It’s 2014 and women in the workforce are making huge gains, contributing more to their families’ incomes, and reaching positions of authority. So are women getting the support they need to have families? Not from their bosses they aren’t. While too many women are denied the accommodations they deserve, we often don’t see these kinds of challenges in pop culture. This made us wonder - how would these shows have changed if these characters had been forced to choose between getting a paycheck and their pregnancy?
At this point, it’s practically expected for those who don’t believe in gender equality to tell feminists to get back in their place and stop causing such a ruckus over equal rights and gender equality. And we’ve fought back every single time.
They’ve done it before, and they’ll do it again: these anti-choice candidates will take away your rights the second they’re elected.
You wouldn’t trust someone to fill your cavity just because they have teeth. Well, you can’t necessarily trust a woman to support policies that benefit the vast majority of women - no matter how many times she says, “I’m a woman!”
Spoiler alert: it isn’t because they suddenly support affordable birth control.
GoFundMe announced that they created a new policy that bans people who can’t afford an abortion from using the site to raise money for one. Huh?
Don’t you just love to see men who understand that reproductive freedom is at the heart of gender equality? These are just a few of the pro-choice men running for office who fight every day to protect women’s rights. Fighting for them is easy — just head to the ballot box!
Last night, anti-choice politicians in Missouri forced through one of the longest abortion waiting periods in the nation, making it even harder for women who need abortion care – with no exceptions for rape or incest survivors. Because, according to these compassionate folks, making decisions about abortion is just like buying a car.
On August 10, the Notorious RBG will celebrate 21 years on the Supreme Court bench! We’re celebrating 21 years of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court with 21 shots - of JUSTICE.
Did you know that 7 in 10 Americans support a woman’s right to choose? Even though there’s a pro-choice majority, anti-choice politicians and state legislatures across the country are rolling back reproductive rights right under our noses. We’re saying: Enough is enough!
The Supreme Court ruled that discriminating against women isn’t discrimination at all when it allowed bosses at Hobby Lobby to deny their employees insurance coverage for birth control. And just as you’d expect, a bunch of right-wing politicians and talking heads rejoiced like it was Christmas.
June is LGBT Pride Month! We strongly support our LGBT brothers and sisters because the fight for equality reflects our shared values of freedom and privacy. Everyone should be free to make decisions about whom they love, whom they marry, and with whom they have a family without intrusion from politicians.
Because misleading women about their reproductive health and safety is a core function of the anti-choice movement.
The universally-hated King Joffrey wasn’t the only one insulting just about everyone he ruled over. Gov. Brownback may never claim the Iron Throne, but he sure is reigning like a true Game of Thrones tyrant in Kansas.
What had us chanting and dancing in the snowfall for hours? Our “Not My Boss’s Business” rally outside of the Supreme Court! We rallied outside while justices heard oral arguments for a case that would give bosses the right to deny their employees birth control coverage just because they oppose it.
We can’t imagine what it would be like for a boss to get to impose his religious views on his workers – and neither could the hundreds of people who joined us in D.C. Some had amazingly creative ways of getting their message across.
Check out our 12 favorite signs from the rally:
Did you see the video of Rep. Darrell Issa silencing a Democratic Congressmen by cutting of his mic and refusing to let him speak? It’s truly unbelievable. But this isn’t the first time Rep. Issa has acted like such a bully. He and anti-choice politicians have used all sorts of different tactics to shut down progressive voices from changing the rules, refusing to allow progressive testimony, and even censoring a state official for using the word “vagina!”
Check out these instances where conservative politicians shut down progressive voices:
NARAL Pro-Choice America is celebrating its 45-year anniversary. Life was a lot different 45 years ago – women were still trying to be taken seriously in the work force, Richard Nixon was president and abortion was illegal in some states. Fast forward 45 years, and we’re not just fighting to protect this right, we’re working to make it more accessible for women across the country.
Ilyse Hogue, NARAL Pro-Choice America president, joined us exactly one year ago, and wow, what a first year it’s been! Twenty-four states passed 53 anti-choice measures in 2013, and Ilyse is taking the battle for reproductive freedom head on. From tackling extreme anti-choice legislation and holding anti-choice politicians accountable, to helping elect pro-choice elected officials who campaigned on a woman’s right to choose, to taking the pro-choice fight into the states and expanding reproductive freedom, we’re going on offense.