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Infographic: The US’s anti-prostitution pledge is hindering the war on AIDS

TweetThe Nation has some interesting infographics on the effect of the US’s anti-prostitution pledge. The US provides nearly 60 percent of global funds to fight the AIDS epidemic–money that low-income countries absolutely depend on. But, as Melissa Gira Grant explains, for the last decade, it’s comes with the catch–pushed by conservative Rep. Chris Smith but supported by some [...]
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It’s STD Awareness Month: Get Yourself Tested!

TweetApril is National STD Awareness Month, which means it’s also the fifth annual GYT: Get Yourself Tested campaign. 1 in 2 sexually active people will get an STD by the age of 25, and most won’t know it. So getting tested is super important. And it’s something that you kinda have to take responsibility for yourself. I think [...]
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What We Missed

Tweet Pics via NYT. Leymah Gbowee, Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Tawakkol Karman were (officially) awarded the Nobel Peace Price on Saturday. WOW. Lowe’s and tons of other companies have apparently pulled advertising from the reality show All-American Muslim after caving in to a blatantly bigoted campaign. At Feministing Community, Shaunna Thomas and Nita Chaudhary [...]
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Lil Poundcake, the doll that protects you from HPV!

TweetIf you find dolls creepy, you probably won’t want to watch the commercial parody that Saturday Night Live ran this weekend. Because this doll has syringes in her hands. It’s Lil Poundcake! She smells like frosting, her hair really grows, and she administers Gardasil, the vaccine that protects you from cervical cancer! Am I the [...]
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Australian government to pay young people to get STI tests

TweetIn 2009, there were 63, 000 new Chlamydia infections reported in Australia. For a country with a population of 21 million, that’s no small sum. In response to the problem, the government of one Australian state has announced a pilot program in which young people (age 16-30) will be paid a small sum when they [...]
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