Day: March 15, 2007

WTF?

Check out the headline on this Broadsheet piece by Carol Lloyd, about concerns that fat kids will go through puberty early: Chubby child, future hoochie mama? The hell? Since when do secondary sex characteristics equal promiscuity? That’s a serious throwback…

Young Americans: Pro-Gay, Anti-Woman

Well this is interesting. Apparently people of my generation (those currently ages 18-25) are conservative on abortion rights but liberal on same-sex marriage. Why my peers are further to the right on abortion than the general public is surely a…

Freedom Marches On

If Afghan women are so free now that Western forces have driven out the Taliban, why are there so many of them killing themselves by self-immolation? Via.

Legal Abortion = Lives Saved

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: Deaths from back street abortions have dropped by 91 percent in the decade since South Africa became one of the few African countries to legalize abortion, health care workers said. No big surprise there, but it’s worth…

Modern Slavery

Blood streaking down her face, a sex worker stands in the Kandupatti brothel in Dhaka, after being beaten by a client during a payment dispute. via. As many as 27 million people are enslaved today — most of them women…

WOOHOO!

This is how I feel about having TimesSelect TimesSelect is free for university students and faculty (or pretty much anyone with a .edu email address). I just signed up, which is good news for all of us, since it means…

Myth-Busting

Emma Goldman speaks to a crowd about birth control in New York City’s Union Square. via. via Feministing, CNN has a good article which clears up 10 myths about the pill. The only one I have a quibble with is…