PoliticsReproductive Rights

Personhood Nonsense! Next Stop – Missouri!

The Missouri legislature has been on a roll recently, considering anti-LGBT “religious freedom” bills  and threatening to hold the head of the local Planned Parenthood leader in contempt unless she produces documents that could violate federal HIPAA privacy protections for her patients. Less publicized has been an effort to pass a Personhood …


I Love Hillary Because She’s a Woman

I’m finally coming out and saying what many of you have been thinking all along. I love Hillary because she’s a woman, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. If she didn’t identify as a woman, I might not vote for her. How else will misandrists like me dismantle the patriarchy …


Internet Meme Demolition Derby: Free tuition for some?

I’ve seen several friends posting memes such as this on Facebook recently. The idea seems to be that university students should stop seeking scholarships, debt relief, or debt forgiveness and instead consider joining the Armed Forces in exchange for advanced education. On the surface, the idea might seem interesting. Trade …


Why #ImWithHer

[NOTE: This post is the opinion of one blogger who speaks only for herself and does not necessarily represent the views of any other Grounded Parents blogger, nor should it be construed as an endorsement of any candidate by the editors and writers for GP.] First off, I want to …

PoliticsRace, Ethnicity & Culture

Mommy, What’s a Terrorist?

K – Mommy, what’s a terrorist? I was zoning out on my way to work to the sound of my hybrid car’s windshield wipers and the smell of my coffee with dark chocolate almond milk. My six year-old daughter had heard a story on the radio. An 18 year-old High School …


Shame on Moms Across America

“You are poisoning your children,” she yelled before returning to the small crowd gathered on the west lawn of the Capitol for the Food Justice rally in Washington, DC. At the last March Against Monsanto event I attended, I hid in the back. This time I figured it was my turn in the …

PoliticsRace, Ethnicity & Culture

Internet Meme Demolition Derby: The “Real” Problem Edition

Welcome to another edition of the Internet Meme Demolition Derby, where we help you figure out which of your relatives or co-workers you should unfriend on Facebook or block on Twitter. There is so much wrong with our entry this week that I’m not quite sure where to begin. So …

ActivismFeminismFertilityHealthPoliticsPregnancy & ChildbirthSex and Sexuality

How Planned Parenthood Saved My Life

I have been having sex (both consensual and non-consensual, and with some significant hiatuses) since I was 12 years old. I am now 45. In all that time, I have never had an unplanned pregnancy. I have never had an abortion. What I did have (and might still have) was …

Grief and LossPolitics

Dead Babies: What Lengths, For What Purpose?

“Originally I was just doing it to bring people’s awareness to what babies look like that young, and with the abortions and everything that’s going on with Planned Parenthood it’s just made me so upset,” said Ellis. I came across a disturbing article that tries to link a miscarriage to …


Follow The Money: Why You Can’t Trust the EWG’s Ethically-Challenged Sunscreen Guide

It’s hard to find a more successful and widely accepted fear-mongering campaign than the Environmental Working Group’s annual Sunscreen Guide. Every year, the EWG “shames” sunscreens made with scary-sounding ingredients like oxybenzone and retinyl palmitate, and the public accepts their word for it. The EWG’s scare tactics aren’t just erroneous. They’re also unethical. They sell …