Posts tagged "pregnancy"

The Marines Are Testing Female Soldiers For Front Lines

Women in combat, frats being fratty(terrible) and so much more. …

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 20, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Amnesty International: Iranian Women Are Being Made Into “Baby-Making Machines”

An Iranian bill restricting the availability of contraception and abortions in order to boost the country’s population is effectively going to turn Iranian women into “baby-making machines.”…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 11, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Brazilian President Rousseff Has Signed A New Femicide Law

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has signed a femicide bill into law, which increases the penalties for the murder of women relating to domestic violence.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 10, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Mike Brown’s Family Will File A Civil Suit Against The City Of Ferguson

Ferguson shooting victim Mike Brown’s family will be filing a civil suit against the City of Ferguson and Officer Darren Wilson.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 5, 2015 - 6:03 pm

With So Many Trans Women Murdered In 2015, How Are We Not Outraged?

At least six trans* women have been murdered this year. Why are we not outraged? [The Daily Beast]
Turkish men are protesting in skirts for women’s rights, in memory…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 23, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Doulas Should Be A Birth Option For Everyone, Not A Status Symbol

The New York Times, once again, is on it. Much like their report on midwives as a status symbol that appeared in their style section a couple of years ago,…

Avital Norman Nathman | February 21, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Hillary Clinton Is Having Brainstorming Sessions With Elizabeth Warren

Hillary Clinton met with Elizabeth Warren to brainstorm policy in December. [New York Times]
A new strain of HIV has been identified in Cuba. [MSN]
Women scientists in Nigeria…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 17, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Frisky Reads: After Birth By Elisa Albert

To get this out of the way from the get-go, Elisa Albert’s After Birth is going to offend a lot of sensitive people, some for the following reasons:…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 22, 2015 - 10:15 am

This Photo Booth Pregnancy Announcement Is Giving Me So Many Feels

I’m clearly a sucker for emotional photo booth moments, because I can’t even watch 10 seconds of this video without tearing up. From their very first date, Jessica Devins and her…

Claire Hannum | January 9, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Mom Issues That Deserve Media Coverage In 2015

The media loves a good “mom story.” Flip through the TV or hop on a news website and there will invariably be some sort of story with a mom at…

Avital Norman Nathman | January 2, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Pregnant Women In The U.S. Deserve Access To Midwives

Earlier this month, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), a U.K. organization that provides national health care advice and guidance, released a report on the care of

Avital Norman Nathman | December 19, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Pregnant Woman Fired Over Frequent Bathroom Breaks

When Dawn Steckmann, an employee at a cellphone chip manufacturer in Beaverton, Ore., told her supervisor she was pregnant in 2011, she says he told her not to worry about…

Newser | December 5, 2014 - 6:15 pm

A Supreme Court Case Could Protect Pregnant Workers

The Supreme Court is going to hear a case that could result in greater job protections for pregnant women who need leave but don’t have maternity benefits. [NY Times]…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 2, 2014 - 6:00 pm

5 Interesting Facts I Learned From The Times’ Graphs On Birth Control Effectiveness

The New York Times compiled data about birth control effectiveness for 15 different methods, over time, with perfect use and with typical use, and sorted them into handy-dandy interactive graphs.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 19, 2014 - 4:00 pm

America Is Basically Criminalizing The Fact Of Being Female (And Pregnant) With Personhood Laws

America is, in effect, criminalizing the very fact of having a female reproductive system. [NY Times]
Bangladesh had its first trans* pride march. [Raw Story]
Comedian Tig…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 10, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Kourtney Kardashian’s Most Glowing Maternity Looks

As much as I detest the narcissistic mega-empire that the Kardashian sisters stand for, I can’t help but admire their style. While Kim’s high fashion look is objectively the most…

Claire Hannum | October 28, 2014 - 9:00 am

5 Technological Breakthroughs That Will Change The Way Men & Women Interact

Many of society’s roles and traditions that govern the male/female relationship have their roots in a single biological imperative: to procreate. We long understood that in order to keep our…

Tiffanie Drayton | October 21, 2014 - 11:00 am

Tech Companies Want To Help Female Employees Freeze Their Eggs, But What We Really Need Is Better Paternity Leave

Apple and Facebook are going to start helping female employees cover the cost of freezing their eggs — some employees, anyway; Apple’s benefits vary depending on your position — so…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 14, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: Some Thoughts For Blake Lively On “Preserving” Her Pregnancy

If you haven’t heard already, let me be the one to fill you in: Blake Lively is pregnant! Lively, an actress and Martha Stewart wannabe (without the jail time, one…

Avital Norman Nathman | October 10, 2014 - 3:00 pm

New Hampshire Candidate Scott Brown Thinks No One Cares About Birth Control

New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown thinks that no one cares about birth control or equal pay, of course. [Huffington Post]
Tennessee has a new law that treats

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 1, 2014 - 6:12 pm
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