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Saturday Surfing One Day Early

Weekly reading for the last Saturday of May: Vanessa at Feministing discusses the FDA deliberations over Flibanserin, the purported “Viagra for women”, and dreads the marketing we’ll be subjected to if the product is approved. Reporting for The Nation, Lynn Harris discusses new research on “reproductive coercion”: the alarming frequency with which young men try to get...
Pill Protests – It’s About the Environment

Pill Protests – It’s About the Environment

Photo by Gnarls Monkey // CC by 2.0 A whole bunch of anti-choice political organizations are co-sponsoring a national protest against birth control pills, but they say it’s not about killing babies or controlling women; it’s all about the environment! The following is released by the American Life League and the following groups: WHO: American Life League , Human Life...
How the Pill Gave Birth to the Women’s Health Movement

How the Pill Gave Birth to the Women’s Health Movement

Photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/blmurch/486046904/ // CC BY 2.0 Only a latter-day Rip Van Winkle could avoid knowing that this month marks the 50th anniversary of the FDA’s approval of Enovid, the world’s first birth control pill. Hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles have marked this anniversary. Many incorrectly credit the pill with giving birth to feminism. As Elaine Tyler May...
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