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Quick Hit: False Rape Accusations and Rape Culture
Feministing
September 21st, 2009
This post reminds me why Amanda Hess at The Sexist is quickly becoming one of my favorite bloggers. Update: Apparently Feministing love for Hess runs deep. My bad.

The Family Research Council's "new masculinity"
Feministing
September 21st, 2009
Feminist backlash: Better than spinach! Via Wendy Norris at RH Reality Check, we find out that the Christian conservative think tank Family Research Council wants dudes to be more manly. Apparently, the way men become more manly is by fighting back against feminism. According to the seminar description on "The New Masculinity," Pat Fagan, senior fellow and director of FRC's Center for Family and Religion, will discuss how "feminism has wreaked havoc on marriage, women, children and men. It is time to redress the disorder it has wrought and that must start with getting the principles and ideals for a new 'masculinism' right." What always strikes me as odd about conservative discussions of masculinity is how closely they're tied with ...

Anything but early marriage is a "relationship wasteland"
Feministing
September 21st, 2009
I have to say, nothing gets me writing faster than anti-feminist blogs. Caroline from the Network of Enlightened Women (more on them here) thinks that couple living together is a tremendous destructive force: I remember when I was in kindergarten and the big tease was "Johnny and Annie sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g, first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage!" That is how I always thought it went, love, marriage, baby carriage. Easy as pie. As a college student preparing for the real world, I realize that there are some new steps in the process. Now, the song could be sung , "hookup, move in together, maybe get married when we are 30, baby." Cohabitation, or the Trial Marriage, is causing the ...

Sisters Are (or should be) Doin' It for Themselves.
Scarleteen
September 14th, 2009
I'm going to keep this short and sweet. (Well, short for me anyway.)Why are so many of you kickass, take-charge gals leaving the buying, having and using of condoms only up to the men? I gotta tell you, it confounds my mind.

"Gender Verification in Sports:" We All Have a Stake in Caster Semenya's Medal
Reproductive Health | RHRealityCheck.org - Information, News, Analysis, and Commentary
September 14th, 2009
Katherine Franke's article was originally published at the Gender and Sexuality Law Blog of Columbia University Law School. As many will recall, the gold medal performance in the 800 meter track competition by CasterSemenya, a South African athlete, last month at the Berlin WorldChampionships, sparked a ?sex panic? when some observers questionedSemenya?s ?real? sex.  Well, things have turned a troubling corner inthis matter this week.  An Australian newspaper reported today that Semenya?s ?gender verification? test results revealed that she failed the female sex test.  That is to say, the results are reported to show that her body does notfall within the prescribed definition of a woman for competitiveinternational sports.I put the issue ...

Health care reform needs YOU
Feministing
September 14th, 2009
If you are under 21 today, you have a 50% chance of losing your health care coverage in the next decade. Health care coverage matters. It matters to the country, to progressives, to feminists, but especially to young people. We're the least likely to be covered, and the most likely to end up changing the course of our lives because of health care related debt. This is serious folks. We need to do something, because our chance at real health care reform that could free our generation from the chains of shitty health care coverage we can only get at certain places of employment is quickly slipping away. Now is the time Feministing. Now is the time. One way we can have an impact on this debate is telling our stories--explaining why ...

Fed Up With Misinformation About Healthcare Reform? Tell Your Own Story
Our Bodies Our Blog
September 3rd, 2009
Forget everything you've heard or seen about the healthcare debate. OK, not everything -- just the lies and misinformation.Feel better? Want to do something with that positive energy? The Media Consortium (TMC), a network of progressive, independent journalism organizations, explains how you can change the debate with your own reporting:Your story ...[This is a content summary only. Click the headline to visit Our Bodies, Our Blog for the full post, links, other content and more!]

Young and Coming Out HIV Positive
Reproductive Health | RHRealityCheck.org - Information, News, Analysis, and Commentary
September 3rd, 2009
LaShaun Brown, a 14 year old girl from Fayetteville, NC, describes living with HIV and wonders what her friends will think when they find out.  

USA Squeamish About UN Guidelines
Reproductive Health | RHRealityCheck.org - Information, News, Analysis, and Commentary
September 3rd, 2009
Looks like the US is once again living up to it's Puritanroots. According to a report in the New York Times yesterday, the UN is putting together international sexual education guidelines-offering information about bodies, relationships, and sex-to children as young as 5. Apparently, the American right is still worried that teaching kids how AIDS is transmitted-andthat legal abortion by a medical professional in a clean environment is safe-will turn them into sex-crazed adults. "The guidelines, scheduled to be released by UNESCO in a new draft next week, would be distributed to education ministries, school systems and teachers around the world to help guide teachers in what to teach young people about their bodies, sex, relationships and ...

Sins Invalid 2009
Feministing
September 3rd, 2009
Photo credit: Richard DowningI wanted to give a shout out and a heads up that Sins Invalid has announced the dates for their 2009 series. I've heard great things about them, although I haven't been able to see a performance live. About Sins Invalid:Sins Invalid is a performance project on disability and sexuality that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists as communities who have been historically marginalized from social discourse.Unfortunately their performances are only in San Francisco, but if you're in the Bay Area you should check it out, October 2-4. You can also check out their blog and videos from their performances.

What happened to immigration reform?
Feministing
September 3rd, 2009
Among the many promises and priorities of the Obama Administration was immigration reform. If you've been watching the national policy conversation you'd think that health care reform was trumping all other priorities, except maybe the economy and stimulus. In early August President Obama told Latino journalists at the White House that he hopes to have legislation drafted by early 2010. This is later that many had hoped, and if the health care battle is any indication, it's not going to be an easy fight. We've also been through this struggle before, albeit in a very different political climate. The failed immigration reform attempts in 2006 and 2007 have left a bitter taste in advocates mouths. The bills that were eventually negotiated ...

MTV Tackles the Adoption Option
Beyond the Birds & the Bees
August 24th, 2009
Dealing with an unplanned pregnancy means having to make some tough choices. Become a teen parent or have an abortion? But what about the other option? Adoption.Recently MTV’s 16 and Pregnant featured Catelynn and Tyler, a teen couple who chose to put their daughter Carly up for adoption. If you saw the show, then you know there were a lot of tears, disagreements with their parents, nine long months of pregnancy and, finally, labor. In the end, Catelynn had this to say about choosing adoption:“Giving my child up for adoption was the hardest thing I’ll have to do in my life…. I just did what my heart told me to do. I think that Carly’s gonna one day come to me and Tyler and tell us, ?thank you.’ I’m ...

Blame It on the Lyrics
Beyond the Birds & the Bees
August 24th, 2009
What does it take to get the girl? In his hit single, “Blame It,” Jamie Foxx (featuring T-Pain) pays tribute to one method of hooking up, involving nothing but a-a-a-a-a-alcohol.“Blame It” is all about throwing away your cares and lowering your inhibitions?all for the sake of sex. Assuming that the woman wants a hookup, Foxx counters her hesitation with a list of drinks she could always blame her actions on the next morning. The alcohol and its effects (?feeling loose,” “feeling dizzy”) become the excuses to engage in risky behavior. If anything goes wrong, just blame it on the alcohol.But what if you want more than drunken sex? Maybe you want the power to make your own responsible decisions ...

Emergency Contraception: Have We Come Full Circle?
Reproductive Health | RHRealityCheck.org - Information, News, Analysis, and Commentary
August 24th, 2009
This article originally appeared in the journal Contraception. Two decades ago, Dr. Felicia Stewart, then serving asMedical Director of the Planned Parenthood affiliate in Sacramento California,began her campaign to let out of the closet "America's best-kept secret" -emergency contraception. The method had been suppressed because manyproviders thought the method was "not effective enough," or would lead women touse it "too much" (in place of using other more effective methods). Advocatesdisagreed, believing that emergency contraception could help some women preventpregnancy, that women could learn to use the method appropriately, and thatwomen had the right to this important option. When Dr. Stewart and otherwomen's health advocates ...

MTV Tackles the Adoption Option
Beyond the Birds & the Bees
August 3rd, 2009
Dealing with an unplanned pregnancy means having to make some tough choices. Become a teen parent or have an abortion? But what about the other option? Adoption.Recently MTV’s 16 and Pregnant featured Catelynn and Tyler, a teen couple who chose to put their daughter Carly up for adoption. If you saw the show, then you know there were a lot of tears, disagreements with their parents, nine long months of pregnancy and, finally, labor. In the end, Catelynn had this to say about choosing adoption:“Giving my child up for adoption was the hardest thing I’ll have to do in my life…. I just did what my heart told me to do. I think that Carly’s gonna one day come to me and Tyler and tell us, ?thank you.’ I’m ...

What sex ed do you recommend when a teen's had, well, nothing?
Reproductive Health | RHRealityCheck.org - Sexuality Education
August 3rd, 2009
Last night, as so often happens when you work at Planned Parenthood, a good friend of mine came to me with a problem. While usually I get asked about sexual health (remind me to tell you about the time a guy at a party started asking me about the little red bumps on his genitals) my friend Carla* needed advice -- for her 14 year old cousin. See, her cousin lives in Florida, goes to a private Christian school, and, apparently, has had no sex education whatsoever. I get the feeling her school teaches some sort of abstinence program (when Carla mentioned condoms her cousin's response was 'but don't they break?') and her mom just hasn't felt comfortable bringing it up. So when she ran into savvy New York City-based cousin Carla at a wedding ...

New CDC Report Reveals Disparities, Declines in Young People?s Sexual & Reproductive Health
Our Bodies Our Blog
August 3rd, 2009
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a new report on the sexual and reproductive health of people ages 10-24 in the United States. The agency compiled data from its various surveillance and survey systems for the period of 2002-2007 in an attempt to answer questions about how ...[This is a content summary only. Click the headline to visit Our Bodies, Our Blog for the full post, links, other content and more!]

The IUD Debate: Experienced Providers Weigh in
Reproductive Health | RHRealityCheck.org - Information, News, Analysis, and Commentary
August 3rd, 2009
With Slate.com declaring IUDs the best form of birth control, and the writers at RH Reality Check weighing in on their experiences with IUD insertion, we?ve been getting a lot of questions about IUDS as a birth control method. There seem to be conflicting messages being given out there ? with some publications touting them as the saving grace of birth control even as many providers are calling them unsafe or refusing to insert them in women who haven?t yet had children. How do you know who?s right, and why are so many people telling you different things? Our providers at Planned Parenthood of New York City, who are experienced in providing IUDs, weigh in.  The HistoryAs many of you may now know, the original design of IUDs was, less than ...

Girls sports DO make money
Feministing
August 3rd, 2009
Contrary to popular belief, a new article in the NYTimes highlights a trend among youth sporting events--girls events tend to draw more crowds and bring in more revenue than boys events. The article is comparing traveling teams and tournament sporting events, where a number of groups noted that girl's event were more likely to draw parents (and therefore revenue) then boys sports. As the popularity of youth tournaments has intensified over the past decade, a peculiar trend has emerged: girls' sporting events tend to attract more relatives and generate more revenue for tourism than similar events for boys. And that is drawing increased attention from economic development officials....Although Schumacher said he and others did not keep ...

Still Black
Feministing
August 3rd, 2009
I wanted to highlight that a new documentary is now out and available on DVD, Still Black. Below is a clip from the documentary, which I would love to see. About the film:STILL BLACK: a portrait of black transmen, is an alternative feature-length documentary that explores the lives of six black transgender men living in the United States. Through the intimate stories of their lives as artists, students, husbands, fathers, lawyers, and teachers, the film offers viewers a complex and multi-faceted image of race, sexuality and trans identity.Check out the website to purchase the documentary, or see here for festival viewing.

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