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Thirty to forty adults and their children and grandchildren today protested the lack of breastfeeding discrimination laws in Western Australia. The group, organised through Joyous Birth and Facebook, rallied outside Premier Colin Barnett’s office in Cottesloe. Many passers-by were supportive…. Read More ›
One of the ways of starkly illustrating an aspect of the gender divide is DeBecker’s quote: “At core, men are afraid women will laugh at them, while at core, women are afraid men will kill them.” I think there’s a… Read More ›
Anyone remember “What Cheeses Me Off” on Hey, Hey, It’s Saturday?
Hrm. Nevermind. (This homophobic crapola was about the usual level of it. Largely linked here for the spunky 80s fashion choices of Daryl Somers.)
Anyhow. What cheeses me off today is this advertising for the Essure tubal occlusion system, an alternative to laparoscopic tubal ligation for female sterilisation.
It’s time for another…. Ask Auntie Hoyden! Dontcha just love these search-terms posts? Well, I do, so if you don’t, move along, nothing to see here.
How do googlers find their way here? Most of the time they’re obviously searching for porn. Horrible, demeaning, often illegal porn. But once I’ve cut out most of that, the rest of the searchers are a source of endless amusement, diversion, curiosity, and sometimes pathos. Here are some of the search terms googlers have entered recently to end up at Hoyden About Town. Many of them didn’t find what they were looking for. And I’ve taken the liberty of answering a few googlers’ questions.
Family doctors are still not permitted to prescribe isotretinoin (Roaccutane) in Australia. The drug, used only for severe cystic acne, can be dangerous to fetuses and has been linked (inconclusively) with suicidal ideation and behaviour. We’re all pre-pregnant until proven… Read More ›
Be Cervix Savvy is a new English cervical screening “awareness” campaign by registered charity Jo’s Trust and Hologic/Cytyc (manufacturers of the ThinPrep cervical screening system). There is some good, plain-language information at the site, though much of it is inexplicably… Read More ›
There’s quite a lot of chat around the femiblogosphere about this ad for organ donation, spotted at Sociological Images. (See also The Curvature, Feministe, the F-Word.) The advertisement depicts a very young, thin white woman with long blonde hair, wearing… Read More ›