Because I am a Woman

This blog is about sex-positivity, sex-ed, feminism, reproductive justice, birth justice, intersectionality, and activism. Because I am a Woman features articles, news, opinion pieces, digital media, and original information posts on all of the topics and more.

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This is a fantastic article! Thanks for submitting, Lola. :-) It’s got the grit and the wit. The piece is particularly good for those of you who question the title or term ” feminist” or “feminism” and think it is not inclusive. Yes, she touches on that too.


I know I geek out about this a lot, but this is one of the reasons why I believe we are living in the best time for feminists. Each and every one of us can make so much change. we have the ability… and the resources! This post discusses two of my favorite things” online activism and Planned Parenthood. Enjoy!


Great fundraiser going on in my hometown of Des Moines,  Iowa. RAYGUN is a popular t-shirt store here that features progressive, satirical designs and they are teaming up with Planned Parenthood of the Heartland. They wanted to put their own “spin” on the Rush Limbaugh controversy – all while supporting their favorite women’s health care provider.

All proceeds from the sale will support Planned Parenthood of the Heartland. You can be fashionable and support the work we do!
You can buy a shirt online here -

The shirt says: Just another slut on birth control. Please pass it on, help PP and get some amazingly awesome shirts out there!




I was actually just looking for a shirt with this kind of attitude online last night, but could not find one I liked… this one is perfect. The design looks very cute, simple, powerful, and sleek! I shall be purchasing one. :-) If anyone else has anything like this they’d like me to signal boost, drop me a line and I’ll be more than happy to pass it along as well!



This is probably my favorite spoken word performance relating to feminism addressing the issue of rape. 

“Because god knows that the hottest place in hell is reserved for the people who did nothing”

AMEN. Your silence will not protect you. I don’t want to be the loudest person or the most hated, I just don’t want to have to make up for everyone who is silenced by fear of speaking up.

This is pretty amazing. “Acknowledge that this problem is your problem too as long as your daughters and sisters and lovers are scared to walk alone at night.”