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Don't back down from backing up your birth control

Tell the FDA to Act on Emergency Contraception from Center for Reproductive Rights on Vimeo.

With the Ides of March (3/15), Pi Day (3/14), and Dodge the Drunk Douchebag Day (3/17), in March, you might forget that today's Back Up Your Birth Control Day, started to raise awareness about emergency contraception and the politics behind it. This year the Center for Reproductive Rights is...

Reproductive Writes: Love Your Vagina Dot Com

In my last post I discussed with Elizabeth Kissling the anti-advertising campaign produced by Kotex to promote their neon-bright range of tampons and pads. There has been a delay on these commercials airing due on the use of the word 'vagina' - with some networks asking that it be replaced with the term 'down there.' Meanwhile in the UK the makers of the Mooncup have sent out posters to be...

Mad World: The Axe Effect

Well, our Mad World discussion blog is in its third week now, and we just couldn't hold off any longer: It's time to talk about Axe.

On the Map: The Kitchen Sisters Shift from Food to Feminism

Kitchen Sisters Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva debut The Hidden World of Girls on NPR with an interesting tale about Jamaican women obtaining beauty from an unlikely source.

The Biotic Woman: Parting Ways, Moving On

My time on the Bitch blog comes to a close today. It's been nothing but an honor and privilege to be here, dissecting environmental issues and animal rights among some other stellar bloggers. I had a number of things that I wanted to tackle that never made the blog, and mostly, I straight up ran out of time. From veggie oil cars to reusable menstrual pads to vegan pro-choice rhetoric, I had all...

Reproductive Writes: I Choose My Choice: An Interview with Elizabeth Kissling

Elizabeth Kissling is Professor of Women's & Gender Studies and of Communication at Eastern Washington University, and the current president of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research. She is the author of Capitalizing On The Curse: The Business Of Menstruation. Here she talks about postfeminism and advertising.

Adventures in Feministory: Loretta Lynn

Full disclosure: I love Loretta Lynn. I have dressed like her for Halloween. I have sat glued to Sissy Spacek's performance as her in Coal Miner's Daughter. I have been known to sing "You Ain't Woman Enough" at various karaoke bars in the greater Portland area. I am a fan. But! Even if I weren't a fan of her music, her awesome biopic and her sassy Grand Ole Opry getups, I'd be a fan of...

I Can Has Feminizm?

This comic-loving cat is very disappointed in the poorly-lettered drivel that is Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1. While Young Kim's quality manga-style artwork eliminates a lot of Meyers's interminable descriptive prose, it can't get rid of the book's counter-feminism and general ridiculousness.

Sorry, giant cat. Try something by Murasaki Yamada instead!

Crip Drag No More?

Are you counting down the days until Glee returns for a second season (23!) or are you groaning at the mere mention of a show you hoped would be wiped from the national memory once American Idol came back on the air and satisfied the public urge to see young people engage in petty competition and sweaty vocal gymnastics? Whichever camp you fall into, you may remember the amount of controversy...

Raising Trouble: The Pink and Blue Project

Artist JeongMee Yoon was inspired to create "The Pink and Blue Project" when her five-year-old daughter only wanted to wear pink, and to play with pink objects.