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Violence, the Black Body and Reproductive Justice -Written by Mwende Katwiwa

When I first heard about the murder of Trayvon Martin, I was livid. I remember the searing heat I felt at yet another black person becoming a disposable character in the American narrative of violence against black bodies. 1,115 more words


Another Assault on Poor People - Cutting Title X

So, the assault on access to healthcare for low-income people continues, courtesy of the radicals in Congress:

House Republicans released a budget proposal this week that would eliminate funding for the Title X program, a decades-old network of family planning providers offering birth control, cancer screenings, STD testing, and reproductive health treatment to millions of low-income women across the country.

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King, the Royal Pain to the Affordable Care Act

Hormones get expensive. When I first started hormone replacement therapy in 2011, I gladly paid $300 a month for my testosterone. I didn’t have insurance at the time, but I picked up additional shifts to pay the care I needed. 597 more words


10 Uterus-Having Folks On Not Having Kids

More people than ever in the US are choosing not to have children–for a wide variety of reasons. After my (and the internet’s) overwhelmed reaction to… 10,849 more words

Sex/Sexuality/Reproductive Justice

ID Requirement Removed?

This screen shot shows the changes made to HB 3994 which, in theory remove the requirement that a person obtaining an abortion must show ID: 549 more words


How School Dress Codes Shame Girls and Perpetuate Rape Culture

Some of our most powerful and lasting ideas about the world around us are learned at school. Hard work pays off. Success comes from working together. 1,039 more words

WhitneyCarter reblogged this on wombs in rebellion and commented:

Really powerful article and video. A lot of people don't understand how pervasive rape culture and rape culture components are. Telling girls and women to dress certain ways to illicit or not to illicit certain reactions from their male teachers and male classmates IS rape culture. It assumes that the natural state of every male is rapist, teaches girls that they are responsible for being assaulted and tells boys that they are not responsible for assaulting.

HB 3994 in the Senate on Monday, May 25th

A disappointing, but not surprising, conclusion to debate in the Texas Senate today: HB 3994 passed on its second reading. It has a few more steps to take before it goes to the governor, but it will most likely get there, and if so, be signed into law. 318 more words