One Often-Overlooked Need for Gun Control: Ending Domestic Abuse

America has a gun problem. Read more »

Laws Restricting Abortion Access Don't Improve Health—They Hurt, Say Doctors

The Supreme Court hears from opponents of a controversial Texas law. Read more »

Backtalk: Stuff We Learned in 2015

Backtalk is officially one year old! Amy and Sarah celebrate the one-year anniversary of the podcast by reflecting on what they learned from pop culture in 2015, including lessons from How to Get Away With Murder, and discuss how they grew as feminists.  Read more »

A Self-Care Guide to Counter Trump Fatigue

Donald Trump has been playing target practice on all my identities.  Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Growing Up Immigrant

When politicians and pundits talk about immigrants, they far too often use language that makes it seem like immigrants are… other. Not real Americans. Not able to be trusted. Their histories, experiences, and native languages, those should be pushed aside in favor of the “melting pot” of English.... Read more »

Backtalk: Jessica Jones and Donald Trump's Bigotry

On Backtalk, Bitch editors Sarah and Amy discuss this week in pop culture. This week: Welcome to our podcast of horrors! We talk about the... Read more »

In Honor of Leelah Alcorn, Cincinnati Passes the First Citywide Ban On LGBT Conversion Therapy

In memory of the teen her took her own life, Cincinnati passes a ban on harmful LGBT "conversion therapy."  Read more »

Why I Can't Laugh Off Trump's Hateful Ideas

 Trump’s hateful ideas are something we should take frighteningly seriously. As we laugh Trump off as a joke, his appalling rhetoric is sinking in for many Americans—for the kind of Americans who ... Read more »

"Scandal" Stands Up for Abortion Rights

Shonda Rhimes' show goes where TV rarely dares to explore: a political and personal discussion of abortion.  Read more »

Native Women Protest Sexual Violence Case at the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is hearing a case that could make the crisis of sexual violence in Indian Country even... Read more »

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Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban, surmounted...

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In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which Spider-Man... Read more »

The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human Growth... Read more »

Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion, the... Read more »