Let's Put a Woman on the $20 Bill

Ugh. Get off my money!  Here is the most sensible idea I’ve heard in a long time: kick Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill and replace him with someone who has actually changed America for the better. Preferably a woman.  Read more »

Reliable Birth Control Should Be for Everyone—Including Low-Income Folks

IUDs are a super-effective form of birth control—but but can cost anywhere from $0 to $1000 up-front.  When new and better technologies become available only to people who are already privileged, opportunity gaps get wider. That's exactly what's happening with family planning.  Read more »

How "Mad Men" is a Call to Arms

Joan got herself a seat at the table... but equality was a long way off. If you’re an active Democrat, you’ve probably gotten the emails: “No More Mad Men.” Read more »

American Troops Allegedly Raped 54 Girls in Colombia. Why Haven't We Heard About It?

Photo of American military boots via Creative Commons. There’s increasing recognition these days of the widespread problems of ... Read more »

Tagging Along on Ecuador's "Marcha de las Putas"

The Marcha de las Putas called for expanding reproductive rights in Ecuador. Photo by Megan Alpert.  Walking up to the gathering of a few hundred people in Quito’s Parque El Ejido on March 21, I could hear the beating of drums. The fourth annual Marcha de las Putas was just getting... Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: The Science Behind Abortion

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex  and sexuality. This week, Erika Moen explains the science behind a certain kind of abortion.    Read more »

Colorado Politicians are Rocking Fabulous IUD Earrings

IUD earrings won by Colorado politicians are made by Etsy seller Virginia... Read more »

Republicans Want to Stop Human Trafficking Victims from Getting Abortions

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... Read more »

What If Every Abortion Clinic in Louisiana Closed?

In New Orleans, access to abortion is becoming more and more off-limits. Photo by Viewminder.  All across the country, conservative political groups are ... Read more »

The Untold Story of Women in the Zapatistas

A Zapatista primary school. Photo by Mr. Thelkan. On New Year's Day 1994, the Zapatistas catapulted into the international spotlight. Read more »


Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

A participant in a Millenial Activists United protest on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Photo by Aaron Banks. Amid national discussions of... 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 »

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 »

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 »