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What We’ve Been Reading

August 13, 2010

It’s Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice!  So go do something already.

Hey college kids – apply for the Great American Condom Campaign today!

10 of the best things you can do to honor your sexual self – no matter your age – thanks to Scarleteen.

modest proposal to improve U.S. maternity leave policies. 

An interesting reflection on the separating religious institutions’ role in public policy from the laypeople who subscribe to the religion… or not.  (From one of my favorite bloggers.)

A new study confirms that, at least in the U.S., girls are hitting puberty earlier than we used to.  And here’s a great call to action based on that study from Akimbo and the International Women’s Health Coalition.

The Catholic Church in Wisconsin will advise all its employees not to use contraception, in accordance with church doctrine, despite the fact that it is following the new state law requiring all insurance coverage to include prescription contraceptives.

Two great pieces from RH Reality Check: one about how rape, violence, and abortion are all women’s fault , and a truly mind-boggling and tragic story from New Jersey in which a refusal to pre-authorize a c-section lead to charges of child abuse.

A Feminist Vision – “when equality – important as it is – is just one milestone in the process” for justice (aka, I love Loretta Ross).

Why it’s so important to disseminate factual information about abortion online (and anywhere else we can!).

Women would rather give up sex than gain 10 pounds?  (Obviously, these people didn’t ask us – or else, some people have a VERY narrow definition of sex.)

Share your links, or what you’ve been writing about, in comments!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 17, 2010 2:16 am

    Somehow I think it would be easier to understand the give-up-sex plan if it meant losing weight – but just to keep from gaining weight? That’s just sad…

  2. August 18, 2010 1:20 pm

    I agree, but it still seems counterintuitive, because I’m pretty sure that sex typically means you’re burning more calories than, say, sitting on a couch thinking about not eating potato chips.

    I just find it hard to believe that so many women seem to derive more satisfaction from maintaining their weight than from engaging in sexual activity!

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