What We Missed

On the contradictory messaging of Garadasil ads.

More than 12,000 people marched on the Michigan state capitol to protest the union-busting “right-to-work” law.

People really like their IUDs.

A student explains why sexual assault counseling in colleges should be confidential.

The Hairpin discovers texts from the American Girl dolls.

Nechemya Weberman, who we wrote about last week, was convicted today.

The condom of the future is dissolvable.

Scalia: If we can’t object to homosexuality, how can we object to murder?!?!?!?

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Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX, a national legal education campaign against campus gender-based violence. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NPR. Through Know Your IX, she has organized with students across the country to build campuses free from discrimination and violence, developed federal policy on Title IX enforcement, and has testified at the Senate. At Yale Law, Alexandra focuses on antidiscrimination law and is a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Alexandra is committed to developing and strengthening responses to gender-based violence outside the criminal justice system through writing, organizing, and the law. Keep an eye out for The Feminist Utopia Project, co-edited by Alexandra and forthcoming from the Feminist Press (2015).

Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/miabedia1904/ miabedia1904

    Look, I love my IUD, but damn, I wish my gyno told me how badly it would hurt to get it placed! If you haven’t had children, IUD placement can be a bit more painful than people lead on. I had to take off work for a day and I couldn’t drive myself home after.

  • http://feministing.com/members/rhian/ rhian

    Come on, are the Gardasil ads really “contradictory messaging”? “Girls” and “women” are two different groups of people after all. The vaccine is recommended for 12 to 26 year olds. Of course you need two different ad campaigns–one for parents, who are responsible for the health care of their young children, and one for teenagers/young adults, who usually make their own decisions.

  • http://feministing.com/members/decius/ Dan

    Scalia: Where does Congress get the authority to regulate morality?