Posts Tagged Women’s Health

Colbert: Obama is using your tax dollars to create an “army of flesh-thirsty young sluts”

Stephen Colbert has been hitting it out of the park on “women’s issues” lately! Just last week we posted his take-down of those awful Summer’s Eve douche commercials.

Last night, he turned his faux-Conservative outrage on the new Department of Health and Human Services policy that insurance companies must now cover birth control and other women’s preventive health care services (HPV vaccines, STI testing, etc) without a co-pay.

The result was predictably hilarious, and featured a moment of convulsively funny physical comedy in which Colbert mimed being a T-Rex putting on a condom (it makes perfect sense in context).

Also, if no one minds, I shall henceforth be referring to the Feminsting community – bloggers and readers all – as The ...

Stephen Colbert has been hitting it out of the park on “women’s issues” lately! Just last week we posted his take-down of those awful Summer’s Eve douche commercials.

Last night, he turned his faux-Conservative outrage on the ...

Quick hit: the New York Times editorial board on anti-abortion legislation

Today, the NYT’s editorial board is applauding the striking down of anti-abortion policies of the kind we’ve seen in Kansas and Indiana. In Indiana, the GOP has tried to de-fund Planned Parenthood, and in Kansas, the governor signed a law that would place on abortion clinics requirements so strict that it would be almost impossible for clinics to adhere to them. In both states, the courts have struck these measures down. But, there’s still a real threat to women’s health, in the form of budget cuts:

While these rulings are preliminary, each is a determination that enforcing the law would cause irreparable harm and that the plaintiffs are likely to prevail at trial. They do not, however, address other threats to ...

Today, the NYT’s editorial board is applauding the striking down of anti-abortion policies of the kind we’ve seen in Kansas and Indiana. In Indiana, the GOP has tried to de-fund Planned Parenthood, and in Kansas, the governor ...

College Students Have Sex (Or Plan To)

Students at Wesleyan and Oberlin made these great videos in support of Planned Parenthood. Check them out, and look below the cut for the explanation from the Wesleyan students.

Students at Wesleyan and Oberlin made these great videos in support of Planned Parenthood. Check them out, and look below the cut for the explanation from the Wesleyan students.

Why Are We Still Gambling With Women’s Health?

For some college students, returning to New Jersey after a summer away, the fall semester will spark a growing wave of protest.  After all, how would you feel if you suddenly couldn’t get affordable birth control or basic reproductive check-ups at your university’s health center?  At Princeton, where I’m a senior, the possibility isn’t on many people’s radar – we’re so used to free condoms and subsidized birth control that nobody made a peep when University Health Services tripled the co-pay for its contraceptive pills last spring (although, frankly, there should have been more of a reaction).

But it will soon be a reality for students on campuses just miles from ...

For some college students, returning to New Jersey after a summer away, the fall semester will spark a growing wave of protest.  After all, how would you feel if you suddenly couldn’t get ...

Not Oprah’s Book Club: Are You My Guru?

One in nine women in the U.S. is diagnosed with an autoimmune disease each year, which means there are a whole lot of women who can directly relate with the treacherous and healing journey Wendy Shanker writes so eloquently about in her new memoir, poignantly titled Are You My Guru?. She was diagnosed with Wegener’s granulomatosis at 33, and has spent years navigating both the hubris of western and the quirks of eastern medicine armed with an amazing sense of humor, a Madonna soundtrack, and a lot of good friends.

The thing is, you don’t need to have experienced an autoimmune disease to deeply connect this memoir. So much of it is about the universal wanderings and wonderings that ...

One in nine women in the U.S. is diagnosed with an autoimmune disease each year, which means there are a whole lot of women who can directly relate with the treacherous and healing journey Wendy Shanker ...
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