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By tigtog on November 4, 2011
I thought I’d been careful enough over the weekend of my parents moving house, with minimising my lifting as far as I could etc, but it’s hard not to believe that the last few days of dysfunctional pain aren’t related.
By tigtog on October 5, 2011
Except I’m not nearly so cute.
By tigtog on October 3, 2011
On the subject of gendered insults (in this case, the use of specific terms to signal acceptable behavior):
Posted in ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, health, language, skepticism | Tagged false pattern recognition, gendered roles, gendered slurs, language shaping attitudes, language shaping perception, sexuality and health, social change
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 Guest Hoyden on September 14, 2011
It is a violation of Australian privacy law to collect private medical information, which is specifically designated “sensitive information”, without a damn good reason. Is anyone making a noise about this?
By Mindy on July 7, 2011
Don’t let lack of qualifications in the field get in the way of some good old fashioned fat phobia!
By Mindy on June 1, 2011
Today in moral panics.
By tigtog on May 31, 2011
Australia’s largest network of organisations advocating for women’s equality is marking the International Day of Action for Women’s Health on 28 May 2011 with the launch of a survey to identify gaps in Australian women’s health services.
By tigtog on May 24, 2011
I’ve also been waiting for one single news story on the matter to point out that it’s not just the soldiers at risk, it’s also the sexual partners of every single one of those soldiers over the last 9 months, some of whom may end up infected when that could so easily have been avoided by timely notification. So far I’ve seen nothing even mentioning the possibility.
By Mindy on May 24, 2011
Shock, horror, people don’t go to fast food restaurants to eat ‘healthy food’.
By tigtog on May 18, 2011
I want a time management nagger that reminds certain people in this household that it really is time to go to bed.
By tigtog on May 17, 2011
Every year when the shorter days come, I remind myself that I need to get out and about in the sunlight at least every second day to keep the SAD at bay.
By tigtog on May 10, 2011
Thor-vs-Green-Lantern-squee. Well played, ItsJustSomeRandomGuy.
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