• Jacky commented on the blog post A rom com about a woman who gets an abortion is going to Sundance   7 months ago · View

    I sometimes wonder if the “definitely knows she doesn’t want a baby + has an abortion + everything turns out ok” scenario doesn’t appear in more shows and movies because it’s not very dramatic. A character having to make a difficult decision is dramatic, and so is having to deal with difficult consequences. And when [...]

  • Jacky commented on the blog post Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet   7 months ago · View

    Buchy’s response to that question… OH COME ON. Trying to make laws about something you’ve done little research about is one thing, but admitting that you’ve NEVER EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT IT?? Why do we need more diversity in both the House and Senate? Because of people like Buchy who are completely unable to fathom situations [...]

  • Jacky commented on the blog post GOPers defend reality TV homophobe, are confused about First Amendment   7 months, 1 week ago · View

    “Yes, you are allowed to express your opinions, however unpopular. No one’s gonna arrest Mr. Duck Dynasty for being a homophobe. But just because you can say whatever you want, doesn’t mean that there will literally be no consequences to saying super hateful shit.” THANK YOU. The First Ammendment prohibits LAWS against exercising free speech. [...]

  • From the Pew research article that Douthat linked: “But among those farther down the socioeconomic ladder, it weakens to statistical insignificance.” I find it interesting that Douthat ignored this almost entirely in his op-ed, and in fact twisted it to say that the effect is strengthened for wealthier and more educated parents. Strengthened from statistical [...]

  • Jacky commented on the blog post Seriously, Let Michelle Obama (and black women in general) live   7 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    Good points. I saw these images on Facebook before the one in the post: http://i.imgur.com/uFlwqQD.jpg The comment on those images weren’t about policing black women’s expressions… But they were still pretty racist. Mostly along the lines of, “Ha ha, a black woman is jealous that her husband is talking to an attractive white lady.” SERIOUSLY? [...]

  • Jacky commented on the blog post TIME’s Person of the Year reminds us that women don’t matter   7 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    I’ll add another vote for Malala Yousafzai. I’m very surprised that she didn’t even make the list. But isn’t this criticism a little premature? I would have waited until they actually picked not-a-woman to publish this. Who knows, maybe they will select a woman this year. Besides, it’s not like the selection is made at [...]

  • Fortunately there are other types of emergency contraception out there, like ulipristal acetate or “Ella.” It too has a weight (or bodyfat??) limitation, but supposedly it is much higher than levonogestrel (source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/11/26/247226093/emergency-contraceptive-pill-might-be-ineffective-for-obese). While sometimes expensive and not necessarily for everyone, you can also get a copper IUD inserted. I heard that from my doctor [...]

  • A couple important considerations: 1) Is the effectiveness truly based on weight, or on bodyfat percentage? While I can’t confirm this, I believe it’s the latter because I have heard that the medication is lipophilic, so the decrease in effectiveness is based on binding easily to fat. So perhaps it could still work for, say, [...]

  • Jacky commented on the blog post Quick Hit: 26 women tell their abortion stories in New York Magazine   8 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    These stories are incredibly powerful. It’s heartbreaking that the debate surrounding abortion so rarely includes voices from the people who are most affected: women who have had, or even thought about having, an abortion. The probable reason for these women’s silence, fear for their own safety, is even more heartbreaking… Especially considering that “1 in [...]

  • Jacky commented on the blog post Fat Girls are still being ignored by fashion companies   1 year ago · View

    Effectively saying “I don’t want your money” to a whole lot of potential customers doesn’t seem like a good business strategy. I love modcloth.com and think they’re a great example that “being associated with fat” doesn’t hurt your brand and that your brand can actually benefit from that association. I’m not plus sized myself, but [...]

  • Jacky commented on the blog post What We Missed   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    Both your summary, “Turns out fat people are healthy, and are not actually even fat,” and the NYT article itself are huge misinterpretations of the results in the JAMA study. Many commenters on the NYT site point out flaws in Campos’ interpretation. Yes, the study found that grade 1 obese people have a lower mortality [...]

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