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CVS, Walgreens Illegally Charged Women For Birth Control

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  • CVS and Walgreens are under fire for illegally charging 11,000 women a co-pay for their birth control prescriptions at their pharmacies. Under the Affordable Care Act, forms of preventative care — including generic contraception — does not require a co-pay. Thousands of women are now going to be reimbursed. [SalonRH Reality Check]
  • “The Simpsons”/”Family Guy” crossover episode had a rape joke in it. [The Mary Sue]
  • Marlene Pinnock, the 51-year-old Black woman who was repeatedly punched by a California Highway Patrol officer in July, is receiving a $1.5 million settlement. The officer who beat her has been forced to resign. [The Grio] Keep reading »

An Open Letter To Whoever Was In Charge Of The Guest List For This Walgreens Opening Party

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Dear Whoever Was In Charge Of The Guest List For The Upscale Walgreens Opening Party In Hollywood,

I’m sitting here at my computer, sipping my second cup of coffee, and looking at photos of Fergie and Mark McGrath posing on the red carpet. This might sound like a pretty standard moment in the life of a pop culture blogger, but there’s one difference: instead of smiling genially at the reminder that Mark McGrath still exists and is starting to look like a wax museum version of himself, I’m seething with rage and disappointment. Because you see, Mark and Fergie weren’t just posing on any old red carpet, they were posing on a red carpet rolled out for the opening of a new upscale Walgreens superstore in LA, and, due to a seriously tragic oversight, it seems I wasn’t invited… Keep reading »

Pap Smears At Walgreens?!


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Did you know you could get your annual Pap smear at Walgreens? Yes! The stirrups are right over in aisle two next to the Pond’s skin cream and the Bonne Bell lip gloss. And breast exams? Right near the AAA batteries, please.

At least that’s what you might think if you watch “Fox & Friends” and believe every word they say. They were trying to justify the Republicans’ attempts to defund family planning money from Planned Parenthood because, duh, all women’s reproductive health needs can be met at the local Walgreens.

Stephen Colbert did a hilarious bit about this the other night on “The Colbert Report,” which you simply must watch. (Language NSFW, use headphones.) But now a group of feminist activists are planning actions to highlight this ignorance. Yup, you guessed it — they’re asking people to go to Walgreens and ask for a Pap smear. Keep reading »

Liberate The Condoms At CVS!, Activists Say

Is it possible to c**k block safe sex? Yes, say public health advocates who are going after CVS for sometimes locking its condoms behind glass cases!

Advocates For Youth and CureCVS are rallying people based on the findings of a Change To Win study, which investigated CVS branches in five major metropolitan areas. They found condom lockage is three times more likely to occur in areas where minorities live—which obviously is discriminatory and needs to stop immediately. Keep reading »

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