Stories by Amanda Marcotte

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Posted on: Aug 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Who really deserves a reputation as too much of a right-wing extremist for the Beltway media to take seriously?

Posted on: Aug 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Conservatives' attacks on sexuality have grown more radical, in the past year alone.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2011, Source: RH Reality Check

It's sex panic that helped create the modern right-wing populist, and it's the modern right-wing populist that created the current crisis.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Here are ten realities pro-choicers should throw in the face of opponents of choice they have the misfortune to get into arguments with.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

So many Americans object to other people doing it that opposition to sex drives American politics.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

No matter how young people are doing it, they’re doing it wrong, according to the mainstream media.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Atheism is not just about disproving religious belief; it's also a burgeoning social justice movement intent on tearing down the social structures that perpetuate injustice.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Republicans, who claim to find fetal life precious and abortion horrendous, also favor the very policies that drive increasing numbers of women to seek abortions.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Thanks to increasingly restrictive state laws, we're seeing a return to pre-Roe back-alley abortions and criminal treatment of women.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2011, Source: AlterNet

This scandal may represent the end of the presumption of sexual privacy for anyone people like Andrew Breitbart deem interesting enough to harass.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2011, Source: Comment Is Free

The uproar over the improper photo sent from Rep. Weiner's Twitter account fits a larger pattern of rightwing culture warriors ganging up and sexually harassing young women.

Posted on: May 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Glib comments about rape by anti-choice Republican lawmakers reveal that the anti-choice movement is deeply rooted in antagonism to women's rights.

Posted on: May 13, 2011, Source: The Guardian

Republicans fear that if they aren't constantly shoring up masculinity and attacking the feminine, they might grow soft. This has dangerous effects.

Posted on: May 12, 2011, Source: The Good Men Project

Many ballsy women are afraid to say 'Please do this' or 'Don’t do that' in bed. Here’s what some women are really thinking.

Posted on: May 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet

State Republicans have introduced nearly 1,000 laws restricting women's reproductive health access. Here are 10 of the worst states to be a woman between puberty and menopause.

Posted on: May 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet

At the state level, the GOP's attacks on reproductive rights may widen the already huge gulf between red and blue states in health, family stability, and education.

Posted on: May 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet

If you get pregnant outside of their very narrow parameters of what's acceptable (middle class, married, white), conservatives simply want you to suffer for it.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2011, Source: RH Reality Check

As the right's crusade against abortion becomes a war on contraception, its viciously misogynistic agenda becomes ever more clear.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The war on contraception and general sexual health care is just heating up, and liberals best be prepared for more battles over contraception access and funding in the future.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Anti-choicers are trying to destroy Roe v. Wade by a death from a thousand cuts.