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California Has A New Law About Abortion & It’s Actually Good

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 10, 2013

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill yesterday which authorizes nurse practitioners and physician assistants to perform first-trimester abortions. It’s the only bill in the country this year that improves access to abortion, not restricts it. [Ms. Magazine]
Disney whine: animating female characters is harrrrrd. [Slate]
Pink-ifying breast cancer makes women take… More »


Rebecca Romijn Introduces The Hand Bra For Breast Cancer Awareness

By: Rachel Krause / October 9, 2013

Ah, the Hand Bra: I know it well. Granted, I am more familiar with the Rachel Krause Hand Bra than the Rebecca Romijn Hand Bra, but a Hand Bra is a Hand Bra and they all work just the same. Except Rebecca’s version helps to call attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, while mine functio… More »


How An Email Becomes A Life Or Death Situation

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 8, 2013

You’re sitting in your cubicle at work and you get an email from your boss asking you if you [insert task pertinent to your line of work here]. Your heart plummets into your stomach. Your worst fears are confirmed. You fucked up. You start to sweat. shake, hyperventilate. You briefly consider leaving everything you know… More »


Wife Of Anti-Choice Texas Governor Anita Perry Says Abortion Is “A Woman’s Right”

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 1, 2013

Staunchly anti-abortion Texas Governor Rick Perry is backpedaling like mad after his wife publicly stated she sees abortion “as a woman’s right.” Anita Perry, speaking to reporter Evan Smith in Austin, said, “That’s really difficult for me, Evan, because I see it as a woman’s right. If they want to do that, that i… More »


New York City Department Of Health Launches New NYC Girls Project

By: Rachel Krause / October 1, 2013

In the twelve years that Mayor Bloomberg has presided over New York City, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (srsly, that’s for real, MENTAL HYGIENE) has been responsible for quite a few not always-well-received ad campaigns. The words “controversial” and occasionally “insensitive” come to mind — hello, human fat being poured out of aMore »


Congressional Republicans Willing To Let Government Shutdown Over Birth Control In Obamacare

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 30, 2013

What’s more important: letting your boss refuse to cover your birth control pills in your health care plan or the jobs of 800,000 federal workers? You guessed right — it’s your boss’s input on your family planning decisions! Oh, Lord, I just can’t anymore with Republicans. [CNN, Washington Post]
India is looking to… More »


“Breaking Bad” Actress Explains Weight Gain

By: Evil Beet Gossip / September 29, 2013

Anna Gunn plays wife Skyler Grey to Bryan Cranston’s Walter White on one of the most beloved shows (“Breaking Bad”) to ever be on television, and she just won an Emmy, and yet she feels she has to explain herself for gaining weight. Read more at Evil Beet Gossip… More »


Krokodil, Flesh-Eating Drug, Reported In Arizona

By: Huffington Post Weird News / September 27, 2013

A homemade drug that causes severe damage to the flesh of those who use it has reportedly shown up in the U.S.

Previously reported in Russia, Krokodil, a disfiguring and potentially lethal mixture of codeine and hydrocarbons such as oil, paint thinner, gasoline or alcohol, has made its way to Arizona. More »


3D Printed Organs May Mean End To Waiting Lists, Deadly Shortages

By: Huffington Post Weird News / September 26, 2013

Dying patients could someday receive a 3D-printed organ made from their own cells rather than wait on long lists for the short supply of organ transplants. Such a futuristic dream remains far from reality, but university labs and private companies have already taken the first careful steps by using 3D-printing technology to build tiny chunk… More »


Widower Of Irish Woman Who Died After Being Refused An Abortion Sues Doctors

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 24, 2013

Praveen Halappanavar, the widower of Savita Halappanavar, the woman who died in an Irish hospital last year after she was refused a medically necessary abortion, is suing the Health Service Executive. Savita, 31, died from septic shock caused by a dying fetus being kept in her womb for several days. Doctors reportedly refused to… More »


7 Things You Didn’t Know About Sex Addiction

By: Tres Sugar / September 23, 2013

Before Tiger Woods gave his celebrity endorsement to sex addiction, we debated whether it’s an easy excuse or a mental health issue. But now it seems more people are treating it as a serious condition. Sex addiction has gone mainstream in movies like “Shame” and now “Thanks For Sharing,” out today.

We already… More »


Frisky Movie Review: “After Tiller” — On Women And The Abortion Providers Who Trust Them

By: Carrie Nelson / September 23, 2013

A few months ago, I chatted with a newly pregnant friend over ice cream. Eventually, after we exhausted the areas of the politics of maternity leave and the excitement of decorating her baby’s room, our conversation turned to reproductive choice. Specifically, we talked about her decision to terminate her pregnancy if she and her husband… More »


Bruce Jenner’s Latest Nose Bandage Has Nothing To Do With Vanity

By: The Stir / September 21, 2013

For the last week or so, Bruce Jenner has been walking around with a small bandage on his nose. Now where he’s from in the land of plastic surgery, models, and venti lattes known as Hollywood — that generally means he sprung for a nose job. However, TMZ is reporting that Bruce’s days of too… More »


Pregnant CrossFit Mom Lea-Ann Ellison Inspires Internet Ire For Lifting Weights At Eight Months

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 20, 2013

Pregnancy is one of life’s beautiful passages. It’s also when a pregnant woman can never do anything right, according to some people. The latest mom-to-be to get raked over the coals is Lea-Ann Ellison, 35, of California who was photographed lifting heavy weights as part of her Crossfit training … while eight-and-a-half months pregnant. More »


One Woman’s Amazing Skin Transformation After Quitting Alcohol For 30 Days

By: The Gloss / September 19, 2013

Putting a pause on your alcohol consumption can work wonders for your physical health (and wallet), but what kind of effect can it have on your complexion? Apparently, an incredible one, at least in one woman’s case.

40-year-old Laura Hogarth from Scotland drank around 5 large glasses of wine per week — 15… More »


Now You And Your Overweight Dog Can Go To Fat Camp Together

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 11, 2013

Different breeds of dogs have different body types. Chihuahuas are naturally petite while pugs tend to be on the stockier side. I can’t even keep going with this intro because it makes me want to laugh and cry at the same time. What I’m trying to tell you is that the first doggy/owner fat cam… More »


Soon to Be Made In China: Your Chicken Nuggets

By: Newser / September 7, 2013

The US Department of Agriculture quietly announced on Friday that it had approved four Chinese poultry plants to ship processed chicken into the US. It’s no wonder it tried to sneak that news onto the eve of a long weekend, notes Bloomberg: China has a dodgy reputation for food safety, with repeated outbreaks of avia… More »


5 Ways To Be Good To Your Loved One With An Eating Disorder

By: YourTango.com / September 5, 2013

Some say that love can conquer all. But a couple struggling with the effects of the pressures of an eating disorder may need a little outside help. Though eating disorders are more frequently reported in women than in men, they occur among both genders. The most commonly seen are anorexia (starvation) and bulimia (binge eating… More »


Study: North & South Are Increasingly Polarized Over Abortion

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 3, 2013

Support for legal abortion has dropped in the South yet increased in New England over the past eight years, according to the findings in a new Pew Research Center poll. [PewResearch.org]
Due to the Texas constitution’s definition of marriage, the Texas National Guard is refusing to process same-sex benefits requests. Today is the… More »


Guys, You’re Just As Depressed As Women

By: Newser / August 31, 2013

Depression might be known more as a women’s disease, but new research shows men suffer just as much—only differently. When rage, risk-taking, and substance abuse are taken into account, men are just as likely to be diagnosed with depression as women, the study says. In fact, if nontraditional symptoms are properly identified, men may actually… More »


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