Birthing at home, I didn’t have to play defense. I didn’t have to fight for the agency and permission to do it the way I wanted.
The author of Birth Control: The Insidious Power of Men Over Motherhood and 90s Bitch: Media, Culture, and the Failure of Gender Equality, Allison Yarrow is an award-winning journalist and National Magazine Award finalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, the Washington Post, Vox, and many others. She was a 2017 TED resident and is a 2018 grantee of the International Women’s Media Foundation. She produced the Vice documentary “Misconception,” and has appeared on the Today show, MSNBC, NPR and more. Allison was raised in Macon, Georgia and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Follow along @aliyarrow
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The summer that she testified, I policed my own appearance and behavior to avoid any association with the infamous intern. And I was not alone.
The closer the music got to the mainstream, the more it got watered down, and yet somehow the loose collective's core message broke through.
Look back and see what we had to say about women in power in the '90s. It was horrific. It hasn't stopped entirely, but it's better now, and you have—at least in part—Monica Lewinsky to thank.
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After a provider’s murder, women in Wichita, Kansas, have had to travel hundreds of miles for an abortion. Julie Burkhart intends to change that, reports Allison Yarrow.