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The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease. What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.
By Mindy on April 2, 2014
There was an interesting article in the Guardian a couple of days ago about the biological reasons for menopause. I have not read the studies that this story is based on, so commenters with more knowledge of this stuff please feel free to correct anything that I have misconstrued. Human females are one of three […]
By Mindy on December 4, 2013
Can we have happiness at every size?
By Mary on November 29, 2013
Fetal personhood legislation progressing through parliament in NSW while failing in South Australia. Tasmania adopts Victoria-like access to legal abortion, but the campaign to repeal part of Victoria’s abortion access heats up. And the USA demonstrates the uses to which fetal personhood can be put.
Posted in gender & feminism, medicine, Politics | Tagged abortion, anti-abortion, australia, australian medical association, bodily autonomy, reproductive freedoms, reproductive justice | 28 Responses
By Mindy on February 19, 2013
Fat bellies and men’s health. Does correlation really equal causation?
By tigtog on October 3, 2012
We’ve written a lot about the problems with pinkwashing of cancer “awareness” in the past, but this is the hardest month of the year to match actions with ideals on this issue, because (a) the pink products are everywhere, and (b) it is at least a good reminder of a worthy cause to direct our donations towards, if only we can be sure that the money is being used effectively.
By Mindy on October 2, 2012
Why are we rewarding children for good behaviour at all?
By Mindy on June 21, 2012
Starting to wonder if these guys ever feel like Chicken Little.
By Mindy on June 15, 2012
Guess what word gets you banned from participating in a debate on an abortion bill in Michigan.
By Lauredhel on February 27, 2012
Things are not looking great in Western Australia for the rights of pregnant people at the moment. Yesterday we had this: Unborn babies given recognition in new laws Causing the death of an unborn child will be viewed similar to murder by courts as part of new laws the state government wants to bring in.[…] […]
By tigtog on February 4, 2012
Pink cancer marketing globally diverts generous people’s donations away from the organisations doing most of the work towards organisations who are just better at marketing – the filmmakers determined only 15% of monies raised in North America go to research prevention, and 5% to research environmental causes of breast cancer. Does this sound like the best use of donors’ money? And what about all the non-pinkified cancers?
By Mindy on January 3, 2012
New study shows it is not as easy as calories in =/= calories out for people trying to maintain long term weight loss.
By Chally on December 20, 2011
A teen performing groundbreaking cancer research and a new machine manufacturing affordable sanitary napkins in rural India, oh my!