- Gilda’s Club, a cancer support group in Madison, Wisconsin, named for the late, great Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer at age 42 in 1989, is changing its name, because young women don’t know who Gilda Radner was. This makes me sad on so many levels. First, Gilda was brilliant! Those poor, deprived young women. Second, is that really the solution when young people are lacking in important cultural history? Take steps to ensure they never learn it? (See the comments in the linked post for even more sarcastic responses.)
- A recent post at Ms. blog details the surprising history of the “C word”: C is for Cunt.
- The California Family Health Council sponsored a LARC Awareness Week this week, inviting women to participate by talking and tweeting about all the reasons they love their long-acting reversible contraceptives. I suspect Laura Wershler may have more to say about this soon.
- Our own Kati Bicknell offers some suggestions for how to regulate your period at her other blog.
- Women’s issues are human issues, and menstruation is a global health issue: Elizabeth Scharpf talked about some of the reasons why on PBS News Hour this week.
- This week’s Douchebag Decree from Bitch Media went to other feminine hygiene products: Damiva’s empowerful new vaginal moisturizer, the Mae, and their hair removal cream, the Frida.
- If the most recent episode of New Girl made you fret about your own fertility as Jess and CeCe fretted about theirs, you can relax. The statistics cited in the show were greatly exaggerated.
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