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How too many sex education programs harm LGBTQ youth

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

In March, North Carolina’s House of Representatives passed HB 29, an education bill that includes a litany of requirements for how schools teach sexual health.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

In March, North Carolina’s House of Representatives passed HB 29, an education bill that includes a litany of requirements for how schools teach sexual health. ...

From the healthy nail salon program, http://www.cahealthynailsalons.org/what-is-hns/about-healthy-nail-salons/

The Feministing Five: California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative

As The New York Times covered in a two-piece series last week, the current state of nail salons in the United States is full of labor abuse, reproductive injustices, and toxic work environments. The Times highlighted the voices of nail salon workers in New York City, and also pointed to the great work of the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative. 

As The New York Times covered in a two-piece series last week, the current state of nail salons in the United States is full of labor abuse, reproductive injustices, and toxic ...

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The Feministing Five: Christopher Purdy

For this week’s Feministing Five we spoke with Christopher Purdy, president of carafem, an abortion clinic that recently opened in the Washington DC area. With his team, he’s envisioning a new way to provide abortions in the United States, one that is bold, unapologetic, supportive, and affordable.

For this week’s Feministing Five we spoke with Christopher Purdy, president of carafem, an abortion clinic that recently opened in the Washington DC area. With his team, he’s envisioning a new way to provide abortions ...

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Feministing Reads: Eula Biss’s On Immunity

Last week I went to my pharmacy with the intention of getting my first flu shot. While waiting, I had the bad idea to search “flu shot conspiracy theories” on my phone, and I read them until I was convinced not only that the flu shot might kill me, but that I was also already dead.

Last week I went to my pharmacy with the intention of getting my first flu shot. While waiting, I had the bad idea to search “flu shot conspiracy theories” on my phone, and I ...

Steph Herold and Renee Bracey Sherman of "Saying Abortion Aloud"  photo credit to Jasmine Burnett

The Feministing Five: “Saying Abortion Aloud”

Last week, the organization Sea Change released “Saying Abortion Aloud,” an extensive report examining how we can better support those who speak out for reproductive justice. We spoke with its creators to learn more about the research and what steps we can start taking today.

Last week, the organization Sea Change released “Saying Abortion Aloud,” an extensive report examining how we can better support those who speak out for ...

The Feministing Five: Karuna Jaggar

I don’t know about you, but I can’t stop shaking my head at all of the poor taste, misinformed, and flat out irresponsible pink-ribbon “breast cancer awareness” campaigns that crawl out of the woodwork every year during the month of October. This year’s apparent winner of “are-you-kidding-me” pink-washing goes to Susan G. Komen and its pink fracking bits, but as we have continued to cover here at Feministing, the breast cancer pink marketing juggernaut overlooks the experiences, perspectives, and goals of actual breast cancer survivors.

Thankfully, organizations like Breast Cancer Action exist and are fighting to reclaim activism for this disease. We were so thrilled to speak with its Executive Director Karuna Jaggar where she just came ...

I don’t know about you, but I can’t stop shaking my head at all of the poor taste, misinformed, and flat out irresponsible pink-ribbon “breast cancer awareness” campaigns that crawl out of the woodwork every year during ...

Fracking company honors the victims of the breast cancer they help cause with pink drill bits

No… this isn’t The Onion. It’s an unbelievable case of pinkwashing, greenwashing and whitewashing. As we mentioned yesterday, the Susan G. Komen Foundation–which you’ll recall tried to pull funding for cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood a couple years ago–is teaming up with the fracking company Baker Hughes to distribute 1,000 drill bits around the world. Fracking is extremely dangerous and has been linked to several cancers, including breast cancer. But, at the same time, the drill bits are pink. So that totally empty color-based symbolism more than makes up for it. 

No… this isn’t The Onion. It’s an unbelievable case of pinkwashing, greenwashing and whitewashing. As we mentioned yesterday, the Susan G. Komen Foundation–which you’ll recall tried to ...

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