Women’s History Month 2012: Margaret Sanger

The war over women’s bodies is fiercely raging. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Here are some recent excerpts from mainstream media sources; Foster Friess, a prominent backer of Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, raised eyebrows Thursday when he offered up his own idea for a possible contraceptive method: “This contraceptive thing, my gosh, it’s…

Sexual Health Sunday: 3 Things We Lose Without Planned Parenthood

  Founded by Margaret Sanger in 1942 (1941 if you’re being technical), Planned Parenthood has become an iconic representation of a sex-positive organization that promotes “a commonsense approach to women’s health and well-being, based on respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning.” Last week the U.S….

Agency From Below?

Feminists for Life…really? More women-centered programming? Maternity classes? Access to safer-sex materials? Yes, that all sounds absolutely wonderful but what happens when women don’t access these programs (either because of lack of information, structural barriers, etc.) ? We need a contingency plan that affords women the agency to make their own decisions. With all the information we can provide women – they must be their own agents in the control of their whole bodies. More after the jump…