Monthly Archives: June 2011

Why HHS collecting LGBT health data is a big fucking deal

TweetThe Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) announcement yesterday that they plan to begin including sexual orientation and gender identity in health data collection probably doesn’t sound that exciting unless you’re a total data nerd. But it’s actually a really big fucking deal. The Affordable Care Act (health care reform) gave HHS Secretary Kathleen [...]
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Louisiana ends sex offender registration for sex workers

Tweet Women With A Vision Executive Director Deon Haywood. Image via The Louisiana Justice Institute. A law that branded many sex workers in Louisiana as sex offenders has finally been changed. From The Louisiana Justice Institute: Governor Jindall’s office announced today that he had signed into law a bill, sponsored by Louisiana State Representative Charmaine [...]
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What We Missed

Tweet Feministing was named one of the top 100 websites for women by Forbes Magazine. North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue vetoed a bill passed by her state legislature that would have required a 24 hour waiting period of abortions, including mandatory ultrasound images. The Department of Health and Human Services announced today it will begin [...]
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Absurd tactics, blind partisanship propelled Ohio “Heartbeat Bill” through House

Tweet A 9-week-old fetus “testifies” to the Ohio legislature during a hearing on the so-called “heartbeat bill”. “In politics, absurdity is not a handicap.” -Napoleon Bonaparte As you’ve probably heard, yesterday the Ohio House voted 54 to 43 to pass the so-called “heartbeat bill”, which would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detectable. If [...]
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The Wednesday Weigh-In: Heroines and Bravery Edition

TweetLast week, you weighed in on pride. You expressed pride in being a geek (the one “all my friends come to when they have computer problems”), and pride in being a freak (a “socially ostracized” male feminist). Whether it was biking, blogging, or breaking the law, thanks for sharing the moments and accomplishments that make [...]
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