A Happy Birthday To Roe V. Wade — And A Middle Finger To Its Deadly Step-Sibling, The Helms Amendment

This post by Kelley Calkins originally appeared on Ravishly on Jan. 22, 2015, and is reprinted with permission.

A dear “happy birthday” and a hearty “goddamn, I want to build a barricade around you to protect you from the clutches of politicians who seek to render women autonomy-less chattel” go out to Roe v. Wade today! Read More A Happy Birthday To Roe V. Wade — And A Middle Finger To Its Deadly Step-Sibling, The Helms Amendment

Mid-Week News: Just Keep Swimming

Kittens, it’s Wednesday. That means we have survived a few more days, which is about as best as you can ask for these days if you gauge it by the way the world is tumblin’. Read More Mid-Week News: Just Keep Swimming

Meet the Nominees: The Potential Candidates for the Next SCOTUS Justice

There was much sound and fury and hyperbole and misinformation this past election year. Between old white guys telling us what to do with our vaginas and redefining rape for us to hysterically misinterpreting the Affordable Care Act, this election season was exhausting. There was just so much this year and, strangely enough, an issue that usually is at the forefront of the chatter during an election cycle was pushed back this time: potential Supreme Court nominees. Read More Meet the Nominees: The Potential Candidates for the Next SCOTUS Justice

News Appetizers: Because Journalism Tastes Better With Sass

Kittens, it’s Wednesday. That means we have survived another few days, which is a damn miracle if you gauge it by the news. So suck down those mixed drinks and put on a brave face: we are diving into the mid-week news, where sexism is officially dead, we’re post-racial, and like that nice little fish in the movie says, “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.” Read More News Appetizers: Because Journalism Tastes Better With Sass

We Try It: Protesting in Support Of Women’s Rights

On Monday, January 23rd, between 15,000 and 20,000 people descended upon my fair city of Washington, DC. They weren’t here to see the museums and monuments, though I wouldn’t be surprised if a fair few of them turned this trip into a mini-vacation.

They were here to protest the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I knew that this was happening–it does every year, after all–and I’ve worked in downtown DC for five years now.

But this year, something inside me snapped. Read More We Try It: Protesting in Support Of Women’s Rights

When Abortion Was Illegal

Well now, you didn’t think being a woman was going to be easy, did you? – When Abortion Was Illegal

When I was in my early twenties, I had a medication-based abortion after my birth control had failed. Read More When Abortion Was Illegal

The Passing of Roe v. Wade

We don’t have to see a Roe v. Wade overturned in the Supreme Court to end it. “¦We want to. But if we chip away and chip away, we’ll find out that Roe really has no impact. And that’s what we are doing.” – Reverend Pat Mahoney Read More The Passing of Roe v. Wade