What do reproductive rights have to do with a simple kitchen appliance?

“Women are not baby-making machines. But when we don’t have strong reproductive rights, we’re treated as if that’s all we are.”

These words are the intro to a new Grist video¬†with Eve Andrews that has become an instant classic here at Women at the Center. The¬†video uses a beloved kitchen appliance, the toaster, to illustrate how reproductive rights are “pretty much unparalleled in reducing poverty and improving quality of life for men, women, and children all over the world–which is especially crucial when climate changes comes barreling into the kitchen.”

It’s less than 3 minutes long, so surely you’ve got time to take a look. It explains what we’re all about in such a fun, straightforward way–and we promise you’ll never look at your toaster the same again.