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How the Right Wing Is Killing Women

A woman giving birth in America is more than twice as likely to die as a woman in Saudi Arabia or China.

Posted on May 13, 2014 READ MORE



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Bearing Sons Can Change the Mind

Sons can permanently alter their mothers’ brain chemistry and may help defend against Alzheimer’s disease, a new study shows.

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Predicting Menopause

Scientists believe that a simple blood test could in the future be able to predict exactly when a woman will start menopause, a development that would be invaluable in helping women make reproductive decisions.

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From the Annals of Retired Fascist Baby Names

The Movimento Sociale-Fiamma Tricolore party in Italy has offered to pay $1,940 to parents who name their children after Benito Mussolini or his wife Rachele. The “purely casual” name game is meant to address low birthrates and not fascist nostalgia, according to the far-right party. Sure.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008 READ MORE


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The Unborn Victims of Occupation

Rampant violence and a curfew that makes nighttime medical aid unrealistic at best are threatening the health of pregnant Iraqi women and their children. Official data on the problem is scarce, but medical and humanitarian workers say childhood and maternal mortality is on the rise.

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Jabari Asim: ‘Fry That Chicken’

Asim examines a hot internet video for the potency of its racist content, and wonders why a black entertainer would make a music video that is more racist than “Birth of a Nation.”

Posted on Oct 8, 2006 READ MORE


Mideast Birth Pangs

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Robert Scheer: Labor Pains of a Stillborn Foreign Policy

By saying that the Israel-Lebanon crisis simply represents the “birth pangs of a new Middle East,” Condoleezza Rice underscored the Bush administration’s blindness to the disastrous effects its foreign policy has wrought.

Posted on Jul 25, 2006 READ MORE


Sex is Essential, Kids Aren’t

Thirty percent of German women are childless—the highest proportion of any country in the world. And it’s intentional. Why? Because they can be. Free will, baby. A professor of psychology examines what this trend augurs for conservatives who wring their hands at the thought of people enjoying sex outside the context of procreation.

Posted on Jun 6, 2006 READ MORE


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‘The Pill’ Turns 46 Years Old

On May 9, 1960, the FDA approved Enovid, the first birth control pill, for clinical use. Many court cases, a sexual revolution and a fundamentalist backlash later, use of and access to contraceptives is still very much a hot-button issue in the U.S. Read a roundup of information and opinion relating to the release of an explosive report last week connecting a spike in unwanted pregnancies among the poor to decreased contraceptive use. (h/t: Feministing)

  • REPORT: A Tale of Two Americas for Women: The Contraception-Abortion Connection press release | PDF (Guttmacher Institute)
  • Timeline: The Pill (PBS)

  • Posted on May 9, 2006 READ MORE


    War on Contraception
    From the N.Y. Times

    The War on Contraception

    The N.Y. Times Magazine delivers a devastating, in-depth report on Christian conservatives who “believe that having sex without the intent to procreate is a very, very bad thing”—and on their efforts to make all forms of contraceptives much harder to obtain.
    These biblical literalists are truly frightening; their Iron Age views on sexual morality are actually helping to increase the numbers of unwanted pregnancies and abortions in America.

    Posted on May 7, 2006 READ MORE


    Bah Humbug to You Too!

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    Bah Humbug to You Too!

    The culture wars have clearly gotten out of hand when the front line is Christmas.

    The Rev. Madison Shockley is a minister of the United Church of Christ in Carlsbad, Calif., and a regular commentator on religion, race, politics and popular culture.

    Posted on Dec 14, 2005 READ MORE


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