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By blue milk on March 2, 2012
Do I have too much sex with men or am I a man-hater? (Thanks to Jane for the has-to-be-read-to-be-believed link, and this is cross-posted at blue milk). Related posts: Is Australia more feminist? Does Keynes still have the secret to happiness? And even for parents? How to do a homophobic political ad Tis the [...]
By Orlando on February 28, 2012
For Hoydens within travelling distance of Canberra, this year’s Pamela Denoon lecture will be given on International Women’s Day (Thursday 8 March), at the ANU, on on “Sex, Women and the 21st Century in Papua New Guinea”.
By Helen on February 17, 2012
Women’s reproductive rights are under threat everywhere in the US. In the state of Oklahoma, the “Personhood Bill” is aimed not only at abortion, but at some forms of contraception.
By Lauredhel on June 6, 2011
Cancer doctors are on a collision course with a Catholic health organisation over new religion-based rules which prohibit them recommending contraception to patients taking a drug derived from thalidomide, which can cause severe birth defects.
By tigtog on November 22, 2010
Despite some of the reports out there in tabloid land about the Pope “ending the ban on condom use” he actually has done no such thing.
By Lauredhel on March 20, 2010
Media articles on contraception surveys and how silly teh wimminz are pretty much always bother me. For a whole variety of reasons. Here’s one of them. There is so much elided, left out, glossed over, ignored, probably not even known by the author. So many opportunities lost to examine the actual issues. So many assumptions [...]
By Lauredhel on January 19, 2009
Turns out yesterday’s Douchebag of the Year contestant has a competitor. Already.
Posted in ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, health, medicine, violence | Tagged assault, contraception, doctors, douchebag, misogyny, pro-choice, pro-life, reproductive choice, reproductive justice | 16 Responses
By Lauredhel on January 10, 2009
OK, “What the fuck, Catholic Church?” is like shooting fish in a barrel. But here it is, anyway. The next instalment in my “What the fuck?” series.
Roman Catholic doctors and cardinals are wetting their pants with glee over the fact that an 85 year old chemist who contributed to the original synthesis of norethisterone has now “confessed”, “recanted”, or whatever
Posted in gender & feminism, religion | Tagged abortion, birth control, contraception, control, doctors, fat, Food/Drink, moral panics, obesity, pope, reproductive justice, sexuality, vatican, women | 34 Responses
By tigtog on August 8, 2008
Until now both technical and psycho-cultural barriers have prevented the development of effective chemical male contraception, with the psycho-cultural barriers being the primary reason that there does not exist a sufficient potential market to drive investment in R&D to overcome the technical barriers. Even the MRAs who so bemoan women trapping them into unwanted paternity appear oddly unwilling to consider funding the R&D for an effective Male Pill