"Rwandan legend has it that female ejaculation originates with an ancient queen who experienced earth-shaking orgasm while her husband was away at war, producing enough water to fill enormous Lake Kivu. In Sacred Water individual men and women, teenage girls, and couples discuss women’s orgasms frankly, often with a strong dose of humor. Sacred Water is a refreshing, fun, and honest documentary about sex, relationships, and the particularities of Rwandan sexual culture."
Gail Collins, "How Trump Gets Into Your Bed"
It’s not every day we start our discussion of current events with the president’s sex life. Well, actually, it’s gotten to be pretty frequent.
Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura, "Ireland Abortion Vote: ‘It’s Not a Man’s Issue,’ but Male Turnout Is Crucial"
In contrast to the United States, where male politicians, donors and social commentators have often dominated the abortion issue, many men in this Irish vote are tending to hang back, seeing abortion as a woman’s matter.
Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D. Shear, "Trump Rule Would Bar Some Abortion Advice at Federally Funded Clinics"
President Trump’s proposal to impose new abortion restrictions on federally funded family planning programs would bar doctors from advising a woman weighing an abortion about where she could receive one.
Robin Huebner, "'A piece of Fargo history': Site of former abortion clinic, major protests, to be demolished"
Inside the front door of the old house off Main, the clinic's sign remains overhead with "North Dakota Women's Health Organization, Inc." in white letters on a black background.
Jessica Glenza, "How Iowa Anti-Abortion Bill Activists Eye Roe v Wade – and the Supreme Court"
Activists helped legislators pass a law banning abortion after fetal heartbeat is detected – and hope to challenge a landmark ruling.
Ed Kilgore, "Trump Considering ‘Domestic Gag Rule’ to Ban Those Receiving Federal Family-Planning Funds From Mentioning Abortion Services"
First promulgated by Ronald Reagan in 1984, and then routinely revoked by Democratic presidents and reinstated by Republican presidents (including Donald Trump), the rule has been an important source of the anti-abortion movement’s bond with the GOP.
Charles McGrath, "Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85"
Philip Roth, the prolific, protean, and often blackly comic novelist who was a pre-eminent figure in 20th-century literature, died on Tuesday night at a hospital in Manhattan. He was 85.
Dave McNary, "Michelle Williams to Star in Underground Abortion Movie ‘This Is Jane’"
Michelle Williams will star in “This Is Jane,” Amazon Studios’ historical drama that follows women who provided abortion services in the years before legalized abortion.
Lisa O'Carroll, "All eyes on Roscommon in Irish abortion vote"
Yes campaign hopes to have closed gap in only county to have voted against same-sex marriage.
Scott W. Stern, "The U.S. Detained 'Promiscuous' Women in What One Called a 'Concentration Camp.' That Word Choice Matters"
For much of the 20th century, the United States government locked women in concentration camps. “Concentration camp” — that isn’t my phrase; it was written by a woman named Billie Smith, in a lawsuit she filed against the government.
Kristin Toussaint, "Project takes NYC’s LGBT history out of the closet, and into the spotlight"
The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project has found about 400 real places in all five boroughs tied to LGBT history from the 17th century to 2000, and plans to add even more.
In 1975, two years after Roe v Wade, an all white and mostly Catholic jury convicted Dr. Kenneth Edelin, an African American physician, of manslaughter for performing a legal second trimester abortion. His trial transformed the anti-abortion movement.
Sexing History Swag
All Things Considered, "Before 'Roe v. Wade,' The Women of 'Jane' Provided Abortions For The Women Of Chicago"
In 1971, Winnette Willis was a 23-year-old single mom in Chicago when she became pregnant again. "I was terrified of having another child," she tells Radio Diaries.
Today, Explained, "Ireland's Great Divide"
This Friday, Ireland holds a historic vote that could overturn one of the strictest abortion policies in the world. The race is razor-tight.
Unladylike, "How to Pay for an Abortion"
In the premiere episode of Unladylike, Cristen and Caroline tackle one of life’s most unladylike practicalities: abortion. But even though one in three U.S. women will have an abortion, how much they cost is any uterus' guess...