What Diets And Deodorants Have In Common (It’s Probably Not What You Think)

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What Diets And Deodorants Have In Common (It’s Probably Not What You Think)

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The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is the only research-based organization working within the media and entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need for gender balance, reducing stereotyping and creating a wide variety of female characters for entertainment targeting children 11 and under.

I am especially in love with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, because growing up A League of Their Own was one of my absolute favorite movies (still is, actually).  Dottie Henson was everything I wanted to be.  So was Mae, Kit, and Doris.

The Gosnell Abortion Trial

I wish I could bring myself to write about this.  This tragedy.  This abhorrent crime.  This beyond imaginable nightmare.  Except that it is not a nightmare.  It is real life.  This happened to countless women and babies.  And their families, loved ones, and communities.

But I can neither comprehend this, nor explain any better why THIS–RIGHT NOW–needs to be a turning point in the discussion of women’s health.

So, please, read The Atlantic’s article to find out the whole story.  (Warning:  graphic descriptions and  imagery.)

And then read Jezebel’s article to find out Why We Need to Talk About It.

My Supreme Court Marriage Rally Transphobic Experience From Hell

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Last week during the United For Marriage rally at the Supreme Court, an HRC staffer attempted to remove a trans pride flag from being displayed, and another attempted to prohibit several undocumented speakers from identifying their status.

Guest author Bryan Ellicott, an openly identified transman, became a target of several Human Rights Campaign staff members who repeatedly asked him to remove the trans flag he was holding near the rally stage. Ellicott’s essay painfully outlines the deep animus broadly directed toward transgender people in America.

Please read his piece here:

Op-Ed: My Supreme Court Marriage Rally Transphobic Experience From Hell

 

MO Pharmacies Not Required to Stock Contraception

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This is unfortunate.

Pharmacies in Missouri would be shielded from requirements to stock specific drugs, such as emergency contraception, if legislation passed yesterday by the Senate ultimately becomes law.

Obviously a blow to contraception of all kind–emergency or otherwise–this is just one more step to deny women access to legal health services.

This is a slippery slope in both directions, which is why I think this warrants some serious discussion.

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