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I didn’t either until she unceremoniously uninvited me to her birthday dinner this week by email (apparently there are other people named Lauren in this world). Heartless....read more
In the last six months or so, Chicago has had its fair share of townhalls and gatherings trying to figure out what the heck is happening with corporate media. What will happen when the newspapers finally fail? Will they? Where did the journalists go? After the first townhall, that I had to miss, another conference [...]...read more
Over the last several years, Gardasil and the concept of vaccinating against human papillomavirus (HPV) have gotten quite a lot of press here in the United States. But combating HPV and cervical cancer in developing nations is a whole other challenge. More than a quarter of a million women die from cervical cancer every year, [...]...read more
OK – here it is: my first Feministe post. I’m sorry this is rambly – I’m working through these thoughts, myself. I’m happy to clarify. There have been, for a number of years, endless debates about approaches to parenting. When I had Bean, the Sears and Sears’ “Attachment Parenting” was big, and it sounded pretty [...]...read more
Score another one for the folks who think pregnancy makes a woman less deserving of basic rights and liberties: Imagine this — you’re the busy mother of two small kids with another one on the way. This pregnancy has been fraught with complications. During a medical exam, your doctor orders bed rest for the remainder [...]...read more
Okay, so I am gonna begin my second week of blogging here with a huge peeve of mine. Of course, since it is me saying this, and am going to qualify that no one out there in the whole wide world need share the same peeve, but I am writing about it anyway… This thing [...]...read more