Scott Walker Plans To Ban All Abortions After 20 Weeks, Even If A Mother’s Life Is In Danger


Girls and women in many countries and cultures around the world are unable to maintain good menstrual hygiene because it’s too expensive, they lack access to menstrual hygiene products, and most of all because there’s a culture of silence and shame around menstruation. Today is the second-ever worldwide Menstrual Hygiene Day, and The Guardian has profiled the efforts of various NGOs to provide funding and menstrual products to women and girls in areas of need, and to start conversations about what menstruation really is. [The Guardian]



Scott Walker is planning to sign off on a Wisconsin bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy with no exceptions for rape, incest, or the mother’s life. And I really don’t know what more to say than that, at this point. [The Daily Beast]



Did you see that story a few weeks ago about how a study proved that eating chocolate daily accelerates weight loss? It turns out the study was a convincing fake designed to demonstrate how easy it is for bad science to make headlines. Its conductor, Dr. John Bohannon, has written an explanation of why and how the study was conducted, including how the scientists and statisticians involved intentionally made the accidental mistakes and missteps other scientists make when doing similar studies, resulting in a lot of bad science being passed around. [io9]



Artist Hanna Tuulikki has created an artwork that ties together singing, ecosystem, birds, and feminism in Away with the Birds, originally performed by a women’s choir in the Hebrides. It’s based on a Gaelic singing tradition, in which songs tell stories from women’s perspectives. Creative Scotland has worked with Tuulikki to make the recreate the performance and make it available online, as well as publishing Tuulikki’s hand-drawn compositions for the performance. [It’s Nice That]
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