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What is the future of YAZ?

The popular birth control pill, Yaz is in the news again. Readers may remember that last autumn, Bayer (the maker of Yaz) was sanctioned by the FDA for their television commercials, “because they encourage use of Yaz in circumstances other than those in which the drug has been approved, over-promise the benefits and minimize the risks associated with...
Penelope Trunk: Telling the truth about women’s lives

Penelope Trunk: Telling the truth about women’s lives

I adore Penelope Trunk. I may not always agree with her, but I always read her column, and I’m glad she exists. Today, she wrote about the backlash she received for this recent tweet: She is a little stunned that there was such an uproar about her tweet: other bloggers wrote posts about the “disgustingness” of it all,...
Blood on Screen: Truth or Dare

Blood on Screen: Truth or Dare

Truth or Dare (Francois Ozon, 1994) Surprisingly this isn’t a post on Madonna, but another media artist interested in gender: Francois Ozon. His short film Truth or Dare (1994) welcomes us into the inner circle of four teenagers engaged in the game. As the two boys and two girls challenge each other with “Action” or “Verite” they address and trangress...
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