The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: May 20, 2010

-Northern Ireland’s Channel 4 blocks an ad for abortion services. [ Guardian ]

-Does the new film Mother and Child dispel insulting myths about adoption or perpetuate them? [ Salon ]

-A new book explores the whether we need laws to protect us from discrimination based on appearance. [ Christian Science Monitor ]

-If questions about Internet porn consumption are off-limits for Supreme Court nominees, why do we ask about sexuality? Elena Kagan ’s critics wrongly equate sexual orientation with sex life. [ Salon ]