UK Cracking Down On Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

  • The United Kingdom is seeking stricter regulation of cosmetic surgery procedures, including an proposed ban on “free consultations” and “two-for-one” plastic surgery deals, as well as two stages of written consent. The regulations follow a scandal last year, where almost 50,000 breast implants manufactured in France were found to contain industrial grade silicone, instead of medical-grade silicone. [Guardian UK]
  • Texas Republicans are attempting to make it more difficult to acquire the abortion pill, which is a safe and discreet way for women to terminate pregnancies at home. [Huffington Post]
  • Check out the just-launched Radical Women’s History Project Tumblr! [RWHP]

  • Actress Roseanne Barr on why she’s taken up exposing the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case as her pet cause. [BuzzFeed]
  • On television’s portrayal of young women in the workplace. [Bitch Magazine]
  • Gerda Lerner, who fought for the first women’s studies graduate program in the U.S., died at 92. [New York Times]

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