Tag Archives: Health

Quick hit: Sex strike as a political weapon

Tweet The women of Togo have been called to withhold a sex from their husbands and partners for one week in protest to the power and policy of the current regime: “We have many means to oblige men to understand what women want in Togo,” Ms. [Isabelle] Ameganvi, leader of the women’s wing of the [...]
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Quick hit: 90 Days, 90 Reasons

TweetYou know it’s getting really mcreally real out there in this election season when writers I know and love get to organizing websites and breaking down policy points on why Obama is good for women (and all of us). Here’s George Saunders: Think about that for a second: Obama is saying that a gay woman [...]
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Birth control coverage under health reform law akin to 9/11 and Pearl Harbor?

Tweet Some lovely Republican lawmakers think so, including Rep. Mike Kelly, pictured above. I think it goes without saying that if you think ensuring women’s access to preventative health services is the same thing as murdering hundreds of thousands of innocent people, you’re probably on the wrong side of this debate. Background here. Tweet
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Better school lunches, please.

TweetWhile some have praised New York Mayor Bloomberg’s citywide ban on the sale oversized soda and sugary drinks in bodegas and movie theaters, my friend who teaches high school has eyed it with marked skepticism. He notes, ‘I see what they eat. It’s more than just a ban on drink. Sometimes lunch is during 6th [...]
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Nikki Haley vetoes funding for domestic violence and sexual assault prevention in South Carolina

TweetNikki Haley is just the worst. She’s not a fan of the health of people with uteri, ladies or girls. Just last month she vetoed a bill that would give parents information on the side effects of HPV and how the vaccine could help. But not only does she hate information or saving people from cancer, [...]
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