Jill has been blogging for Feministe since 2005.
William Saletan completely misses the boat on emergency contraception. Emergency contraception, also known as the “morning-after pill” and marketed in this country as “Plan B,” is a drug that a woman can take after sex but before an embryo attaches to her womb. If you don’t know much about this murky week in the reproductive […]...read more
Like many people who hold religious beliefs and are also pro-choice — and indeed, who are pro-choice in part because of the emphasis on goodness and respect for human rights that are ingrained in their faith — I’m tired of the right-wing anti-abortion campaign claiming that they have a monopoly on God. Skim the Bible […]...read more
On a Xanga blog ring called the Bikini Coming Soon Challenge, one 19-year-old related the anxieties she was experiencing only days after returning from a week on the beach with friends: “Tonight I was looking on Facebook at people’s albums from spring break. I saw the guy’s album that I kind of was starting to […]...read more
It’s not exactly rocket science. Texas has the highest teen birth rate in the country, and an incredibly high rate of unintended pregnancies. Because that’s what happens when your “pro-life” legislatures cut funding for family planning and tell every woman to be abstinent instead. Through her divorce and the struggles of raising three girls on […]...read more
Buy a cookbook, support Doctors Without Borders. The best part? The cookbook is full of recipes contributed by bloggers, including Feministe’s own Ms. Lauren and her french chef boyfriend. It doesn’t get better than that....read more
By now, you’ve probably read the right-wing Carroll-bashing, where she’s likened to a suicide bomber and said to carrying Habib’s baby. Because anyone who says that she was treated well by her captors is an America-hating terrorist apologist, right? Well, oops. Protected by the U.S. military and far from the country where she had been […]...read more
Jeff needs to relax. Seriously, the guy is getting out of control. But congrats on the Molly Bloom award, friend. UPDATE: Uh oh, looks like somebody doesn’t find it so funny… who peed in his paste this morning?...read more