Steph Herold

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Social scientist. Abortion funder. Pitbull rescue enthusiast.

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thebasehrbi:

A lot of people like to explain consent in sexual encounters as “No means no.” This is true, but doesn’t capture as many crucial parts of happy fun sex and experiences as “Yes means yes!” Consent should always be informed and enthusiastic, never coerced, and you and your partner should be looking for consent continuously. Stay safe, stay happy, and have fun!

Consent can look different for different people, but that’s why communication between partners is so important. No matter what it looks like though, consent should not hinge on any fear, discomfort, or pressure. 

thecsph:

thebasehrbi:

A lot of people like to explain consent in sexual encounters as “No means no.” This is true, but doesn’t capture as many crucial parts of happy fun sex and experiences as “Yes means yes!” Consent should always be informed and enthusiastic, never coerced, and you and your partner should be looking for consent continuously. Stay safe, stay happy, and have fun!

Consent can look different for different people, but that’s why communication between partners is so important. No matter what it looks like though, consent should not hinge on any fear, discomfort, or pressure. 

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— 5 days ago with 7746 notes
seachangeprogram:

Whether it’s the first or fifteenth time a friend has told you about their abortion, we can all use a reminder of how to respond with empathy.

seachangeprogram:

Whether it’s the first or fifteenth time a friend has told you about their abortion, we can all use a reminder of how to respond with empathy.

— 2 weeks ago with 461 notes
#prochoice  #abortion  #support  #abortion stigma 
seachangeprogram:

What does an world without abortion stigma look like?

Ultimately, communities would feel empowered to advocate for their needs and make lasting, long-term political change. Elected officials could fully disclose their experiences with abortion without fear of retribution or reputation damage. In turn, advocates would mobilize people across the country to support those leaders. And the policies enacted would allow individuals to have the resources, rights, and respect to make the best reproductive decisions for their families.

Our latest in RH Reality Check.

seachangeprogram:

What does an world without abortion stigma look like?

Ultimately, communities would feel empowered to advocate for their needs and make lasting, long-term political change. Elected officials could fully disclose their experiences with abortion without fear of retribution or reputation damage. In turn, advocates would mobilize people across the country to support those leaders. And the policies enacted would allow individuals to have the resources, rights, and respect to make the best reproductive decisions for their families.

Our latest in RH Reality Check.

— 3 weeks ago with 58 notes
#abortion  #stigma  #prochoice 
seachangeprogram:

Last night, a copy of Wendy Davis’s memoir leaked, containing an account of her two abortion experiences. More often than not, abortion stigma creates an environment in which there’s nothing to gain and everything to lose by sharing your abortion story. Especially when you’re running for office! We stand with Senator Davis and everyone who chooses to be brave with their stories.

seachangeprogram:

Last night, a copy of Wendy Davis’s memoir leaked, containing an account of her two abortion experiences. More often than not, abortion stigma creates an environment in which there’s nothing to gain and everything to lose by sharing your abortion story. Especially when you’re running for office! We stand with Senator Davis and everyone who chooses to be brave with their stories.

— 1 month ago with 71 notes
#abortion  #stigma  #aboriton stigma  #prochoice 
seachangeprogram:

 How does abortion stigma manifest for people who’ve had abortions? Take a look at our handy infographic to see why we need to make shift happen.

seachangeprogram:

 How does abortion stigma manifest for people who’ve had abortions? Take a look at our handy infographic to see why we need to make shift happen.

— 2 months ago with 1991 notes
#abortion  #stigma  #research  #abortionstigma 
seachangeprogram:

Project Voice covered the NYC subway with pro-choice messages to talk back to shaming anti-abortion ads. Love this!

seachangeprogram:

Project Voice covered the NYC subway with pro-choice messages to talk back to shaming anti-abortion ads. Love this!

— 2 months ago with 13 notes
#abortion  #prochoice  #stigma 

seachangeprogram:

Did you miss our Summer Fellow Renee Bracey Sherman in The New Republic yesterday? Read the whole article here.

— 2 months ago with 10 notes
seachangeprogram:

It takes a lot of courage to be vulnerable and share your abortion experience publicly. If you’ve shared your story in a public venue before, take our storyteller survey so we can figure out how organizations can better support you.

seachangeprogram:

It takes a lot of courage to be vulnerable and share your abortion experience publicly. If you’ve shared your story in a public venue before, take our storyteller survey so we can figure out how organizations can better support you.

— 2 months ago with 2 notes
#abortion  #storytellers  #support  #stigma  #surveys