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By Chally on September 20, 2011
From the press release: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Dr Gro Brundtland and Mary Robinson will draw global attention to the neglected issue of child marriage during the United Nations General Assembly week in New York, 19-23 September. [...] Each year, an estimated 10 million girls are married worldwide before the age of 18. That’s more than [...]
Posted in gender & feminism, health, medicine | Tagged birth, birthing, children, children's rights, girls, marriage, pregnancy, reproduction, reproductive choice, reproductive freedoms, reproductive justice, reproductive justice, reproductive rights, young mothers | 4 Responses
By Mindy on April 7, 2011
April 7 is World Health Day. Mothers for Choice are having a blogswarm on why Abortion is a health issue not a crime.
Posted in Culture, education, gender & feminism, health, law & order, Life, medicine, Politics, social justice, Sociology | Tagged abortion, blog for choice, reproductive choice, reproductive justice, sexuality and health, social change | 1 Response
By Mary on March 20, 2010
Carol Nader reports in the SMH today that the Official Generation Code-Naming Authority?—?there is one, right? an important body that declares that Generation Z is so 2009??—?has decided that as of the 1st of January, Generation Alpha is being born. (Apparently we aren’t yet using non-ASCII characters here in the future.) This means of course [...]
By Lauredhel on December 17, 2009
I don’t suppose anyone has a cite for this? “Every time you have a pregnancy, the placenta implants in the uterus and that implantation site cannot be used again because it’s scarred,” said Dr. Diane Harper of the University of Missouri in Kansas City. [source] There’s also a bizarre statement about how the “weakened” pelvic [...]
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 tigtog on October 13, 2008
This morning’s editorial in The Age is muted with respect to the two laws passed regarding reproductive choice in Victoria last week, opining that the abortion decriminalisation legislation goes too far with its explicit negation of a conscience clause, and the fertility intervention extension legislation (allowing access to IVF for single and lesbian women) doesn’t [...]
Posted in culture wars, education, gender & feminism, history, media | Tagged abortion, exploitation, gratuitous ogling, moral panics, reproductive choice, reproductive justice, sexuality and health, social change, victoria | 16 Responses
By tigtog on October 9, 2008
The wingnuts continue to wag fingers at feminists for not supporting Gov. Palin’s election campaign. The way these loopers misrepresent feminist positions would be comical if it wasn’t so agenda driven. Jim Quinn (paraphrased): feminists simply can’t stand that Palin didn’t join the Abortion Cult when pregnant with her son Trig. WRONG: Palin made a [...]
Posted in culture wars, ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, media, Politics, relationships, work and family | Tagged elections, feminists, peeves, reproductive choice, reproductive justice | 1 Response
Pennsylvania Primary: what are the good reasons and what are the bad reasons to vote for either Dem candidate?
By tigtog on April 23, 2008
Just a nod to the fact that a majority of my readers are US voters, some of them are in Pennsylvania, and the polls have not yet closed. It’s still the 22nd over there. It’s a no-brainer that with all the animosity between the two campaigns, there are people who have become intransigent and who [...]