contraception

ICYMI: Changing the World, Invisible Dragons, and Religious Freedom

ICYMI: Changing the World, Invisible Dragons, and Religious Freedom

Teen Skepchick Amanda Marcotte Got It Wrong Olivia argues that it’s not OK to arrest an rape victim in order to compel them to testify. Changing the World, One Small, Doable Action at a Time Elisheba finds that her Peace Corps experience translates into making the world better at home. Why We Dress How We Do Grim argues that the focus on what women wear ignores the many reasons people dress ... »

Virginia Republican Makes Excellent Pro-Choice Argument

Virginia Republican Makes Excellent Pro-Choice Argument

The other week, Senator Steve Martin (R – Virginia) received a generic pro-choice Valentine’s Day greeting from the Virginia Pro-Choice Coalition. While being offended and taking action due to that offense is widely reviled among conservatives as a dirty liberal trait, the Senator decided to take to Facebook and express his disgust. I don’t expect to be in the room or will I do a... »

The IUD Option: Stigma, Falsehoods, and Shaming

The IUD Option: Stigma, Falsehoods, and Shaming

This post was written by Melanie Brewster and is cross-posted from Queereka. This confession may come as a shock to some: I have never been in love with menstruation. The dread of a surprise attack, cramps, the discomfort of cotton wads crammed where no wads of cotton should be. While still respecting those who savor their bloody womanhood, I grew up wishing that I could do anything to turn off th... »

AI: Sex. What do you know?

AI: Sex. What do you know?

Hey…. so I’m a little distracted today. Over at Mad Art Lab (and subsequently everywhere else on the internet) Ryan is wearing his Slave Leo costume, a male version of Slave Leia. It’s pretty amazing. So I thought we’d talk about sex. When I was in high school we had comprehensive sex ed. It was helpful and informative, but even as good as it was, it still emphasized abstin... »

ICYMI: October 7 – October 13 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: October 7 – October 13 on the Skepchick Network

Hello, you beautiful Skepchick readers. Are you ready to catch up on what you missed last week on the Skepchick network? You should be, because you missed a lot. And it’s awesome. »