Em-URGE-ing Voices

Your urgent thoughts, urging action

Posted by Jen Miller

Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pills and Disability Justice

May 12, 2024

In March, an over-the-counter birth control pill finally became available in the US. This new advancement will improve access to b… Read more »

Posted by Jen Miller

Breaking Down Barriers to Birth Control: Young Peoples’s Fight for Opill and Beyond

May 11, 2024

March 4, 2024, marked a historic leap forward for reproductive health in the United States.Perrigo’s announcement of Opill, the fi… Read more »

Posted by Olivia M

IVF and Conceptions of Choice

April 18, 2024

“Olivia, according to your test results and symptoms, I do believe you have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.” There I was, a sophomore i… Read more »

Posted by J-Alex B

Alabama Keeps Pushing Buttons, But We’ll Keep Pushing Back

April 18, 2024

On Thursday, March 7th, after weeks of public hearings and a vote through the Alabama Senate, the Alabama House made a final vote… Read more »

Posted by Olivia M

Across Time and Space: The ‘Lesbian Continuum’ and The Color Purple

March 15, 2024

Trigger warning: sexual assault, homophobia, gender-based violence, child abuse My favorite part of being a Comparative Women’s St… Read more »

Posted by Margaret B

History may be a study of the past, but its importance lies in the present.

February 27, 2024

February is Black History Month, which means many people, organizations, and companies are highlighting Black voices and telling t… Read more »

Posted by J-Alex B

We Need To Give the “Bootstraps” Narrative the Boot

February 23, 2024

Since September 2023, I have been juggling three part-time jobs. I took on these responsibilities because I didn’t have another ch… Read more »

Posted by J-Alex B

Weathering the Storm: Mutual Aid Amidst the Emerging Climate Crisis

February 20, 2024

In the early morning of January 8th, my mom warned me to be careful coming home from work that night. There was an 80% chance of s… Read more »