SisterSong’s mission is to strengthen and amplify the collective voices of Black, indigenous women, and women of color to achieve reproductive justice by eradicating reproductive oppression and securing human rights. We are a non-profit collective of activists and organizers, all fighting for the expansive and inclusive Reproductive Justice framework.Learn more
There is still a lot of work to be done in educating people that medical and telemedicine abortion are even options. We are working towards this continuing education and there are some really great organisations like Plan C that are providing comprehensive information on how people in the U.S can access abortion pills online.
The Latin term for the vulva (inclusive of the inner labia, outer labia, clitoris and pubic mound) stems from the Latin root pudenda which means; "that whereof one ought to feel shame." Interestingly, until 1895, anatomical resources recognised the pudendal region in both men and women but after the 1950s, the "pudendum feminine" (the female shame part) was the only one listed.
Reproductive Justice, a term coined by the organisation SisterSong, is the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, and parent the children one has in safe and sustainable communities. The term combines the understanding of Reproductive Rights & Social Justice:
The patriarchy often denies that people with vulvas can be sexual agents who make moral decisions in light of their own sexual desires. In heterosexual relationships, for example, the patriarchy reinforces that women should have sex with male partners regardless of whether or not they desire it, or are likely to find it pleasurable.