Lisa Hymas

Lisa Hymas is senior editor at Grist. She tweets sometimes.

  • Hilarious cartoon ads: Sex is no accident. Always use a condom.

    Best. PSAs. Ever. From MTV in Germany. We could use ads like this ’round these parts.       Again with the MTV doing good on sex ed. (h/t Adweek)  

  • Is MTV the best method of teen birth control?

    Believe it or not, MTV appears to be inspiring teenagers to avoid pregnancy — yes, the very same network that glamorizes not just rap and rock ‘n’ roll but sex, drugs, and debauchery. In 2009, MTV launched the documentary series …

  • They have sex — and they need Planned Parenthood [VIDEO]

    College students tell it straight about the need for Planned Parenthood: Choice bits from the video: We want to stay educated and safe and plan for our own futures.Planned Parenthood costs $75 million.Tax breaks for oil companies cost $2.5 BILLION.…Cut …

  • As we head toward 7 billion, what does a typical person look like?

    Here’s the latest video from National Geographic‘s year-long series on population (set to music that’s got me feeling all jittery and peppy): The gist: The most typical person on the planet is a 28-year-old Han Chinese man; there are more …

  • Not actually cheaper by the dozen

    Are rich Americans having more kids?

    “Soon we’ll have our own lacrosse team!”In Tina Fey’s recent piece in The New Yorker, she writes that elite Manhattanites seem to be trying to outpopulate the rest of us:  I thought that raising an only child would be the …

  • The GINK videos

    Yo, Congress, you need to pony up $1B for global family planning

    We’re surging toward a world population of 7 billion this year — and we still haven’t even made contraception available to everyone who wants it. The new “Million for a Billion” campaign aims to bridge that gap. Here’s a video …

  • Hey, enviros, greens, climate hawks — we all need to stand up for Planned Parenthood

    A society is not sustainable if women don’t have basic control over their fertility. That’s just fundamental, a no-brainer. So the ongoing Republican assault war blitzkrieg on women’s reproductive rights and Planned Parenthood specifically should enrage anyone who cares about …

  • Auto-da-fey

    Hey, Tina Fey, one kid is OK — and greener too

               “Don’t even ask.”           Photo: George ArriolaThe ever-entertaining Tina Fey has a piece in the latest New Yorker on my designated topic of the week: whether to have more than one kid. “The second-worst question you can ask a woman is: ‘Are …

  • The only kids are alright

    The only kids are alright: Good reasons to consider stopping at one child

    This only kid is A-OK.Photo: Omar GurnahSnooki of MTV’s Jersey Shore is immature, whiny, and self-involved — in other words, your typical reality-show star. But a New York Times article about her improbable rise to fame pinpoints one of her …