Conservatives Try to Dehumanize Immigrant Women, Trans People

On this episode of Reality Cast, Katherine Cross explains why attacks on trans people’s health-care access are so misguided. Also, anti-choicers use the term “anchor baby” to attack women for having babies, and the Ashley Madison leak has some interesting lessons about the internal politics of the Christian right.

Fighting Rape Culture, and the Rise of Anti-Choice Extremism

On this episode of Reality Cast, author Kate Harding will explain why rape culture is a real thing, Republican candidates get even more extremist with anti-choice rhetoric, and conservatives try to argue that Planned Parenthood is somehow preying on women.

Debunking ‘Abortion Regret,’ and Donald Trump’s Rape Problem

On this episode of Reality Cast, host Amanda Marcotte interviews Corinne H. Rocca of the University of California, San Francisco, about new research showing "abortion regret" isn’t really a problem for women. There's also a segment on the rape accusations against Bill Cosby and Donald Trump, and one more on the Planned Parenthood hoax.

Will the Planned Parenthood Attack Backfire on Antis?

On this episode of Reality Cast, host Amanda Marcotte analyzes the Planned Parenthood attack videos, which she thinks may, in the long run, end up hurting anti-choicers more than helping them. Also, ThinkProgress reporter Erica Hellerstein is on the show and talks about how abstinence-only didn’t go away but just got rebranded.

Debunking the Planned Parenthood Video Hoax

On this episode of Reality Cast, host Amanda Marcotte digs into the furor over the hoax video accusing Planned Parenthood of selling fetal tissue, and is joined by Hannah Groch-Begley of Media Matters, who analyzes how that video lied.