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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 Women and unions at the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. Silence is a woman. The Lambda Literary Award winners have been announced. A high school valedictorian called out her school on its discrimination against Native Americans. A lot of people wrote a lot of things about the FLOTUS heckler conflict. Sontag is [...]
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Breaking: Appeals court allows over the counter access to some but not all emergency contraception

TweetThe Second Circuit Court of Appeals today granted the Obama administration a stay on access to one-pill forms of emergency contraception. But the court also ruled that two-pill variants should be available over the counter immediately and without harsh age restrictions. So Judge Korman’s important ruling that EC should be available over the counter should [...]
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In NYC? Join tonight’s flashmob to demand EC access!

Tweet Tonight, reproductive justice advocates in New York City will join together in a flashmob to demand over-the-counter emergency contraception for people of all ages. As Feminsting has written about before, the Obama administration refuses to respect voluminous research that EC is really, really safe and instead relies on sexist, paternalistic instinct to deny access [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Autostraddle takes on misogyny within butch communities. Feminists aren’t the ones who think all men are rapists. Rapists are. An open letter to Eve Ensler. 17-year-old girl wins hackathon. Angela Davis and Lennox Hinds denounce the FBI for naming Assata Shakur a “Most Wanted Terrorist.” Why the hunt for Shakur matters. Cosponsor the Employment [...]
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