Your celebrity crush just got a little hotter. How is that possible, you ask? There’s a good chance he’s a feminist.
We launched a social media campaign to support our new health center in Imperial Valley that opened this spring. Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest has worked long and hard to expand access to reproductive health care services in this region, but we continue to face vocal opposition.
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.
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.
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.