Category: Health

The Ethics of Genetic Testing

Michael Bérubé, full-time Professor of Dangeral Studies and weekend blogger at Pandagon, has both a post and an article (in the Toronto Globe & Mail) about prenatal testing and some of the ethical issues it raises, in particular where the…

…when you’re a woman

Way to go, WaPo: When is $4 million really $2.8 million? One answer is “When you’re a woman,” as the Labor Department has repeatedly found that women earn about 75 cents for every dollar that men earn for the same…

From the Department of Pussy Mutilation

From Chicklet, who always sends me the most disturbing links: many doctors are questioning Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation™, one of the latest plastic-surgery gimmicks that have been created to fill a manufactured “need” for some bizarro standard of perfection. The “need”…

Credit Where Credit Is Due

Well, how ’bout that. Texas’ governor, Rick “Goodhair” Perry, has bypassed the legislature and issued an executive order requiring all schoolgirls to receive the HPV vaccine. By employing an executive order, Perry sidestepped opposition in the Legislature from conservatives and…

The Om Conspiracy

From Liberal Debutante, a reminder that wingnuts exist the world over: some (surprise! Christian) parents in British Columbia are freaking at the efforts of some schools to fight childhood obestity there with yoga. Because? Well. Um. A school program to…