Posts Tagged pregnancy

FDA makes generic versions of emergency contraception available over the counter

Good news: The slow–and often infuriating–expansion of access to emergency contraception took another step forward last week when the FDA announced that generic versions of EC can now be sold over the counter to folks of all ages

Good news: The slow–and often infuriating–expansion of access to emergency contraception took another step forward last week when the FDA announced that generic versions of EC can now be sold over the counter to ...

“All she is is a host for a fetus”: Brain-dead pregnant woman forced to stay on life support in Texas

You’re likely already familiar with the harsh reality of abortion restrictions in Texas. In particular, we’ve covered the ordeal of the Munoz family, who are being forced to keep Marlise Munoz alive even though she was declared brain dead before Thanksgiving when she was 14 weeks pregnant and despite her clearly expressed wishes to her husband, Erick Munoz, that she did not want this to happen. The New York Times has delved more deeply into their story. The results, compounding an already heartbreaking situation, are infuriating. It’s only 10am where I live but I’m already putting money on this piece as the feminist must-read of the day:

You’re likely already familiar with the harsh reality of abortion restrictions in Texas. In particular, we’ve covered the ordeal of the Munoz family, who are being forced to keep Marlise Munoz alive even though she was declared ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

And while we’re on the topic of inspired dance moves

4th trimester bodies.

I am not sex positive.

The pilgrimage to the Toronto Film Festival.

Qahera, a new Muslim Superhero.

This video from the Fat Experience Project might break your heart.

Hell yeah, Canada!

What about gay grandparents?

bell hooks was right.

Dear Western Saviorists.

Trans women, love, and There Will Come a Day.

A family experiments with living in a slum for a month; this reeks of trouble.

Cities, they’re where it’s at y’all.

Looking at the U.S. through teenager’s eyes: My Hometown Is.

“I am one of America’s unlicensed, untrained illegal abortionists.”

Birth ...

And while we’re on the topic of inspired dance moves

4th trimester bodies.

I am not sex positive.

The pilgrimage to the Toronto Film Festival.

Qahera, a new Muslim Superhero.

This ...

Grocery store worker sues employer for death of newborn

Like many women, Reyna García had to work during her pregnancy. She submitted 3 doctor’s notes explaining her need to have a lighter work load due to her high risk pregnancy; all three of them were ignored. Then, in November, after experiencing pain, her request to leave work was denied. According to the complaint:

“García, a general merchandise manager at the Atascadero store, asked to leave work while in pain one day last November. But her request was turned down, and she continued heavy lifting at the store. She went into labor that night, rushed to the hospital and found out that her baby was losing fluid and sustaining brain damage, she says.

García gave birth two days later to a ...

Like many women, Reyna García had to work during her pregnancy. She submitted 3 doctor’s notes explaining her need to have a lighter work load due to her high risk pregnancy; all three of them were ignored. Then, ...

The war on drugs, fetal personhood, and the criminalization of pregnant women

The New York Times has a short documentary up exploring the construction of the “crack baby” epidemic – an epidemic that was largely built on racist media hype and flimsy science.

This week’s Retro Report video on “crack babies” (infants born to addicted mothers) lays out how limited scientific studies in the 1980s led to predictions that a generation of children would be damaged for life. Those predictions turned out to be wrong. This supposed epidemic — one television reporter talks of a 500 percent increase in damaged babies — was kicked off by a study of just 23 infants that the lead researcher now says was blown out of proportion. And the shocking symptoms — like tremors and low ...

The New York Times has a short documentary up exploring the construction of the “crack baby” epidemic – an epidemic that was largely built on racist media hype and flimsy science.

This week’s Retro Report video on ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

California domestic workers demand a Bill of Rights.

Remember when prison abolition was a feminist priority?

In case you needed another reason to hate drones, Amanda Marcotte has you covered.

“What theory did you use to stay warm at night?”

A map of New York publications.

NC Senate passes bill erroneously listing abortion as a cause of preterm birth.

Inspired by Angelina Jolie’s announcement, s.e. smith writes about how inaccessible breast cancer treatment is for many.

Some Jolie “fans” are upset that their favorite actress potentially saved her own life… at the cost of their fantasies.

“A study recently published in the American Political Science Review declares that feminist activism ...

California domestic workers demand a Bill of Rights.

Remember when prison abolition was a feminist priority?

In case you needed another reason to hate drones, Amanda Marcotte has you covered.

“What theory ...

Christian college fires employee for becoming pregnant & offers job to her boyfriend

A California woman was fired after her supervisor at a San Diego Christian college asked her if she was pregnant. The sin, so to speak, was not the pregnancy itself but the fact that Teri James, 29, was not married when she conceived. This violated San Diego Christian College’s “community covenant,” signed by a not yet pregnant James, which is a two-page contract asking its employees and students to abstain from drugs, alcohol and tobacco and “abusive anger, malice, jealousy, lust, sexually immoral behavior including premarital sex, adultery, pornography and homosexuality, evil desires and prejudice based on race, sex or socioeconomic status.” Well, the prejudice part is nice, at least.

James, who is herself  Christian, is suing the school ...

A California woman was fired after her supervisor at a San Diego Christian college asked her if she was pregnant. The sin, so to speak, was not the pregnancy itself but the fact that Teri James, ...

Erin Matson weighs in on eating disorders and pregnancy, kicks ass

Erin Matson, baller feminist advocate and organizer and former vice president of action for the National Organization for Women, is pregnant.

BABY FEMINIST ON ITS WAY, wahooooooooo!

Matson is also an eating disorder survivor.

Being pregnant with a history of an eating disorder can make things… complicated, even for Matson, who has been completely recovered from her ED for more than a decade. She certainly isn’t alone. At some point or another, many of the 24 million Americans who suffer from an eating disorder will become or are pregnant, and it won’t always be helpful to recovery. In a nod to the obvious, the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders ...

Erin Matson, baller feminist advocate and organizer and former vice president of action for the National Organization for Women, is pregnant.

BABY FEMINIST ON ITS WAY, wahooooooooo!

Matson is also ...

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