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Can we address the systems that allow racism to thrive?

Painting Wendy Davis as a bad mother in the midst of her campaign for Texas Governor is bullshit and sexist.

“What they’re really about has nothing to do with abortion or the health of anyone; it has to do with controlling women.”

Catherine Samba-Panza is the new interim President of the Central African Republic, and the first woman to hold the position.

With more than 4 million page views a month, Rookie is emerging as a DIY multiplatform media empire of sorts for Girl America.

Why cat-calling is the worst.

On period tracker apps: “There is a basic need among women to understand their bodies ...

Can we address the systems that allow racism to thrive?

Painting Wendy Davis as a bad mother in the midst of her campaign for Texas Governor is bullshit and sexist.

“What they’re really about

Birth control isn’t just about sex — but it’s also about sex

As Maya posted about yesterday, Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and 2008 wannabe GOP-nominee, has sparked a justifiable fire storm with his comments about contraceptives at the Republican National Convention. Huckabee said:

If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of government then so be it! Let us take that discussion all across America because women are far more than the Democrats have played them to be.

As Maya posted about yesterday, Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and 2008 wannabe GOP-nominee, has sparked a justifiable fire storm with his comments about contraceptives at the Republican National Convention. Huckabee

Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee says Dems think women are helpless and “cannot control their libidos”

I tried and failed to come up with any commentary to add to this quote from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s speech today at the Republican National Committee. But I’m pretty sure it doesn’t need any.

I tried and failed to come up with any commentary to add to this quote from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s speech today at the Republican National Committee. But I’m pretty sure it doesn’t need any.

Chart of the Day: Birth control efficacy

So, a few disclaimers. Huff Po put together an infographic on women’s birth control use and misconceptions about various methods’ efficacy based on new data from the American College of Nurse-Midwives. There are some problems here. I don’t like that the focus is solely on women because not all people who can get pregnant are women and the partners of those who can should also shoulder the burden of navigating BC options. I’m also not wild about the “What Women Say” vs. “What Science Says” set-up (Silly Moon Goddess of the Earth vs. Facts), which obscures the project’s central critique: our education and health care systems fail to inform people of their best options.

Buuuuuuut. With all that being ...

So, a few disclaimers. Huff Po put together an infographic on women’s birth control use and misconceptions about various methods’ efficacy based on new data from the American College of Nurse-Midwives. There are some problems ...

Poor women of color receive more counseling for emergency contraception

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has released a report showing that black, Latina and low-income women are more likely to receive counseling for emergency contraception. According to this New York Times piece, “Eleven percent of white and Hispanic women and 7.9 percent of black women reported having used emergency contraceptives at least once, but Hispanic and black women were more than twice as likely to have had their health care provider discuss emergency contraceptive options during routine pap smears and pelvic exams. The survey found that 18 percent of Hispanic women, 12 percent of black women and 5.7 percent of white women were given such advice by their clinicians.” The survey also demonstrated that poorer women were more likely ...

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has released a report showing that black, Latina and low-income women are more likely to receive counseling for emergency contraception. According to this New York Times piece, “Eleven percent of white ...

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