Feminism | Posted by Dayton Uttinger on 02/10/2017

Birth Control Is Not A Niche Issue

Birth control is relevant to us all.

Imagine a girl who, of course, bears no resemblance to the author other than their shared gender identity.  I use the word “girl” here very deliberately, because although she is in college, her movements through conversations, rooms, and even friendships are all very jagged: she screeches to sudden stops and jolts backwards before zooming forward again.  She calls her mother whenever she doesn’t know what to do (which is often), whenever her bank account balance is “mysteriously” low, whenever her car’s “check engine” light flashes on, and whenever she pulls a muscle.

Girl falls in love. Or doesn’t — it doesn’t really matter. Either way she ends up sleeping with that guy who lives three doors down. Hopefully she plays it smart, but …

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Awareness, Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 07/4/2014

What Young Feminists Need To Know About The Hobby Lobby Ruling

As a rising college senior, I’ve already been inundated with cautionary tales of being female while working in corporate America. Now, thanks to the recent Hobby Lobby ruling, my generation of women can add potentially working for companies whose rights are valued above our own and the blatant undermining of our health and reproductive freedom to the list of our future professional rewards.

Monday’s Hobby Lobby ruling solidifies the reality of the war on women in this country, indisputably highlighting the way in which sexism is still rampant in American society in several ways.

First and foremost, the decision reveals that persistent, blatant ignorance about women’s bodies has infiltrated the law of the land. The Hobby Lobby suit incorrectly conflates birth control with pregnancy termination by objecting to insurance …

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