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TweetMarissa Alexander was denied release. Students and alumni filed federal Title IX and Clery Act complaints against Amherst and Vanderbilt. Fifty facts about sexual assault in the military. Tweet
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Chart of the Day: Birth control efficacy

TweetSo, 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 [...]
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Poor women of color receive more counseling for emergency contraception

Tweet 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 [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Hardly excited about the return of Leslie Knope. “It was a dirty secret that wasn’t discussed.” Cultural appropriation’s “greatest” hits. On the racial empathy gap. The Brewstar-Douglass Projects are coming down. No pill. No prob? The value of suffering. 77% of unpaid interns are women. Girls and the power of the online petition. The latest flash point [...]
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Plan B still not over-the-counter for everyone

Tweet Looks like we haven’t fully won the battle over Plan B.  While I have begun to see Plan B over-the-counter in drugstores near me in New York City, that isn’t the case for everyone.  Not only are there logistical setbacks to ensure that all women have access to emergency contraception, the messaging campaign to [...]
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