Tag Archives: health

Body Break

For those who grew up in Canada in the 80’s and 90’s like myself, you likely remember those Body Break commercials. For those that don’t, I highly recommend that you look this up on YouTube, with the warning that you will be sucked into a time warp from which you will undoubtedly emerge blurry-eyed and delirious. […]

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What Every (Progressive) Boy and Man Should Know

A couple of years ago, the Pew Research Forum surveyed Americans under 30-years old, asking them questions about abortion and, specifically, Roe v Wade. The survey revealed the following: 41% thought Roe v Wade involved the death penalty or the environment, or they could not name the subject matter. 16% thought Roe v Wade was […]

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Define Yourself

The Religion of Choice Define yourself. Do you do it by the choices you make? Or the ones you choose not to make? The freedom to make a change, to decide, is what allows agency. As a writer, the dissolution of my voice is my greatest fear. As a citizen, legislation impacts my society. As […]

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Honoring Change Agent Mothers

When I opened an email from my friend Patrick with two photos of his adoptive daughter Norma attached, I caught my breath. The first was a photo of her at three months old in a Shanghai hospital awaiting surgery to remove a spina bifida induced sac on the back of her neck a third the […]

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Help Us Celebrate the Women Who Made Our Lives Better

If we honor older women for their lifetime achievements, will anyone come? That was the question we asked 10 years ago, when we started the Foremother awards.  Our awards were definitely different from anyone else’s.  First of all, you had to be a woman over 70, and the older the better!  Not your typical award […]

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It’s Time to Stop Losing the Women We Love—Join the Movement — #BCD2020

Breast cancer. It’s hard to find a woman who hasn’t been touched by this disease. And it is safe to say that in the coming year, even more will be affected. In 2014, it is estimated that 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among US women and approximately 40,000 women will […]

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What Happens When We Don’t Need Women’s Bodies for Gestation?

News this week has been filled with coverage of the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will hear two challenges to the HHS contraception mandate. Consider the possible outcomes in the context of this smattering of stories also from this week’s news: “Bad Eating Habits Start in the Womb.”  “Woman Forcibly Sedated, Caesarian Performed Without her […]

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PHOTOS: Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda

The National Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (NACWOLA) in Uganda was founded in 1992 to be of service to women and children infected or affected by HIV and AIDS. Over the years NACWOLA grew from just a drama group, drawing more and more women, reaching more and more families.  Florence Baluba the director of […]

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#RoeFuture Tweetchat: Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement

Editor’s Note: Join us next Wednesday (9/25) from 1pm-2pm for a tweetchat with Sarah Erdreich. We will talk with Sarah about her book Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement  and all the recent restrictions on reproductive rights across the country. Send us your questions and follow our discussion at #RoeFuture.  From Texas to North […]

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Is Pregnancy By Rape Different From Pregnancy by Mistake? Not When It Comes to Judging Women

A year ago this week, Representative Todd Akin made the explosive statement that in the case of legitimate rape, women’s bodies have ways of shutting down pregnancies. It was a truly public and spectacular screw up, after which women’s rights advocates, and, well, women in general, seized upon his remark as indicative of a Republican party […]

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