If watching a gaggle of the country's most arrogant, clueless and regressive men discuss the reproductive fates of millions of American women -- with almost no input from women themselves (apparently, we aren't "qualified") -- left you utterly appalled, perhaps you'll want to attend the annual Plann ... More >>
The 1970s are not back, people (we wish). Unfortunately, people born in the 1990s don't remember the 1980s, when AIDS scared the shit out of everyone and made the term "casual sex" about as cool as a mullet (no more party in the back -- trust us on that one). A majority of teenagers are now having ... More >>
Planned ParenthoodRepublicans want to shut down government because they don't want you to have a plan. Seriously.So while high taxes and (over) spending remain the mantra of Republicans threatening to shut down the federal government over President Obama's budget, the real deal-breaker could ... More >>
Sexual rights are protected by the Constitution, if only the U.S. Supreme Court would open its eyes
The Times has a handy database for tracking money going to the forces of "yes" and "no" on Proposition 19, the voter initiative that would make it legal to possess, share or transport less than one ounce of marijuana if you're 21 or older, while also allowing limited cultivation. Local govern ... More >>
The 50th anniversary of the female contraceptive pill occurred over the weekend, and now a "pill" for men is closer to reality as the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center recently announced its going to start testing a male contraceptive on patients. The in ... More >>
Barbara HansenCondom TigerAnything related to Tiger Woods generates a media storm, especially if it's titillating. Witness my recent post, on my food blog Table Conversation, about a Tiger Woods statue clothed in condoms. Like a virus, this post circulated around the world. Some news sources ... More >>
Bienvenue chez les cinephiles
The Catholic Church and women — can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em
Thin hopes for a Plan B pill
Righteous homophobe Claude Allen brings his agenda to the White House
Is Sierra Club’s anti-immigration insurgency for the birds?
Who will fight the next battle for choice?
Margo Kaufman, 1953–2000
The porn industry deals with another HIV-positive performer
Electricity was the best revenge
Paul Little, a.k.a. Max Hardcore (above), remains ambivalent about mandatory condom use.
Women’s-health advocates challenge the rise of Catholic hospitals