Monthly Archives: May 2005

Take the Pill, Lose Your Libido?

Tweet A recent study by Boston University Medical College researchers found that women who take oral contraception may suffer a *permanent* loss of sex drive. While researchers knew that oral contraceptives lower levels of testosterone (and therefore sex drive), and increase levels of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), scientists had previously believed that levels of [...]
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Alabama Gives Domestic Violence Victims Guns

Tweet Yesterday the Alabama House passed the Domestic Violence Victims Empowerment Act. Sounds nice, right? Not so quick — the purpose of the bill is to make it easier for DV victims to arm themselves. The AP reports that the bills allows protective orders to be among the evidence a sheriff can consider when determining [...]
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Fat Discrimination

TweetThis study found that “heavy set” women face more job discrimination. DUH! How about life discrimination? But reals, Reuters reports.. “Body mass significantly decreases women’s family income,” the study by two researchers at New York University found. “However … men experience no negative effects of body mass on economic outcomes.” I know this is not [...]
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Women arrested for helping incest-victim daughter get an abortion

TweetAnd what in the world could this Florida mom possibly be charged with? Evidence tampering and child neglect. Un-fucking-believable. The girl’s 40-year-old stepfather was charged Friday with familial sexual battery. The 33-year-old mother also was arrested. Both are free on $5,000 bond. The girl [17-years-old] and her sister have been placed in state custody. Palm [...]
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“Bra chain” raises money for breast cancer research

Tweet Reuters reports that British women plan to make the world’s longest chain of bras on the island of Cyprus to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer: Organisers said they will need at least 90,000 bras and about 10 months to build the chain that they hope will put them in the Guinness Book [...]
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