Today’s Lady News: On Boys & The HPV Vaccine

  • Mandating the HPV vaccine for young boys (instead of young girls) may be an easier pill for parents to swallow because it is supposedly easier for them to think about their sons being sexually active than their daughters. Facepalm. [NPR]
  • How the worldwide SlutWalk protests have developed a divide between black women and white women. [The Root]
  • The superintendent of the San Diego school system where a lesbian couple were crowned Homecoming king and queen said that random phone callers telephoning the school to complain can STFU. [GOOD]
  • A terrorism-tracking database maintained by the National Counterterrorism Center only brings up one incident of abortion-related domestic terrorism (the 2009 murder of Dr. George Tiller) despite countless other threats and attacks on abortion clinics and abortion providers throughout the U.S. [Huffington Post]
  • Victims of a sterilization program in North Carolina that targeted women, young girls, and blacks are recounting their trauma. [MSNBC]
  • Blowhards going off on Herman Cain’s alleged history of sexual harassment against women don’t genuinely care about the sexual abuse of women, says Prozac Nation and More, Now, Again writer Elizabeth Wurtzel. [The Atlantic]
  • On being a new mommy with a drinking problem. [Salon]
  • Affordable vibrators? Where?! [Essence]
  • Attention, nerds: check out this Kickstarter fund to create a video game called Matriarchy (and maybe donate a little scratch). [Kickstarter]
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