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Weekend Links

December 11th, 2010 by Elizabeth Kissling
  • The National Women’s Law Center issued the 2010 national and state-by-state report card on women’s health, evaluating criteria such as percentage of women with health insurance, access to abortion providers, causes of death, frequency of annual mammograms and pap smears, and many more. As a nation, the U.S. meets just three benchmarks: the percentage of women getting mammograms regularly, the percentage of women visiting the dentist annually, and the percentage of women getting screened for colorectal cancer. FAIL.
  • As U.S. readers know, Elizabeth Edwards died of breast cancer this week, at age  61. Amanda Hess takes on the body shaming she experienced from the press, in life and in death.
  • More on new TSA (Transportation Security Administration) screening procedures and gender: Judith Levine explains why she’d rather be gazed at than groped.
  • Congratulations to everyone at LunaPads on ten years of eco positive periods!
  • Tips on avoiding shark attacks: “until controlled tests involving non-menstruating and menstruating women occur, there is no definitive or scientifically proven data that states women are at more risk of shark attack during menstruation.”


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December 4th, 2010 by Elizabeth Kissling

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November 28th, 2010 by Elizabeth Kissling

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November 14th, 2010 by Elizabeth Kissling

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November 6th, 2010 by Elizabeth Kissling

I think my calendar is broken. How can it be November already?!?

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October 31st, 2010 by Elizabeth Kissling

It’s Halloween weekend!

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October 24th, 2010 by Elizabeth Kissling

Here’s a sample of our late October reading:

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October 16th, 2010 by Elizabeth Kissling

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October 9th, 2010 by Elizabeth Kissling



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October 2nd, 2010 by Elizabeth Kissling

Weekend Links

September 25th, 2010 by Elizabeth Kissling
from MenstruationSkateboards.com

from MenstruationSkateboards.com

  • More evidence that “abortion trauma syndrome” is a political label, not a clinical one: new research finds that teens who have abortions are no more likely to experience depression or self-esteem problems than than those who keep the pregnancy.
  • Jezebel identifies 14 famous merkins (pubic hair wigs).
  • Sociological Images reports an artist developed an installation titled “Menstruation Skateboards” for the Secession Museum in Austria, re-framing menstruation for the purpose of marketing skateboards. Some of the mock ads feature bruised and bloody women with the slogan, “Some girls bleed more than once a month”. And what’s a skateboard company without a clothing line? (See photo at right.)
  • It Gets Better: Technically, this isn’t a women’s health link, but it’s an awesome project. After learning of another gay teen who committed suicide after years of homophobic bullying, Dan Savage and his partner launched this project as online support system for LGBT kids.


Weekend Links

September 18th, 2010 by Elizabeth Kissling



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