The hit TV show Girls is no stranger to broaching the subject of abortion. And neither is Jemima Kirke, whose character faced a close call with abortion after getting a late period. Now Jemima is sharing her real-life experience with abortion.
Most moms are proud of their children on a daily basis, but Mother’s Day is around the corner (this Sunday) and it’s the perfect time to reflect on why we are proud of them. As an organization, Planned Parenthood is not only proud of all of the moms out there; we’re grateful for their inspiration. They have one of the most important jobs out there and their dedication motivates us to keep women and their families healthy.
With the 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade on January 22, it is important to remember that one in three women in the United States has terminated a pregnancy before she was 40 years old. Yet, we often don’t realize how common abortion is because so few women discuss their experience outside of their closest circle of friends and family.
Planned Parenthood supporters, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, hosted the awards with a funny, feminist swagger. While there were definitely some winners and losers at the Golden Globes this year, one thing is certain – women ruled the show. Not only did this year’s award show bring us an onslaught of female nominees and winners, but among the glitz and glamour were authentic moments of empowerment.
Women had a lot to be proud of this year. From Malala Yousafzai winning the Nobel Peace Prize to the first female coach hired in the NBA, 2014 was a groundbreaking year for women. A recent article published in Cosmopolitan highlights some of 2014’s most impressive moments and the women who made them possible.
Turns out, men and women who serve patients at Planned Parenthood are her real-life heroes.
There’s so much to love about Lena Dunham, it’s tough to know where to start. The creator of the hit series “Girls” is a tireless champion for women. We really admire how she uses her platform to advocate for Planned Parenthood. Turns out, she thinks we’re pretty cool too.
As actor Emma Watson spoke at the United Nations, she proved herself to be even more powerful than the brainy Hermione Granger she played in the Harry Potter films. Her speech, launching the UN HeForShe campaign, clarified that feminism is simply the belief in gender equality. She eloquently explained how discrimination against women hurts both women and men, and issued an invitation for men to join the movement to advocate for gender equality that benefits their mothers, sisters, daughters—and themselves.
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You know those guys who yell sexually explicit things to women on the street: What are they thinking?
Celebrating women’s beauty.
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Our favorite song of the summer has to be John Legend’s “You and I (Nobody in the World).” Not only do the words of his song empower women to “love all their perfect imperfections,” but the video for the song reveals the beauty of each woman featured.
Credit: CNN If you are a woman who uses birth control, has a great job, or even has a checking account today, it’s because of the hard-won victories of the Women’s Liberation Movement of the 1960s. It’s hard to imagine an employer telling a woman she has to resign once she gets married, becomes pregnant, or simply reaches the age of 32, but this was the reality of women’s lives until feminists launched the Women’s Liberation Movement. Click here to watch this fascinating CNN series on The Sixties, featuring Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards discussing the revolutionary role of birth control in woman’s lives and our cultural landscape.