I still have a hymen (or “vaginal corona”) ? And I thought I just had the box it came in!

Swedish group renames hymen ‘vagi­nal coro­na’ …(T)he term hymen is root­ed in the Greek word for mem­brane. Rather than a frag­ile mem­brane that breaks, how­ev­er, the hymen is actu­al­ly mul­ti­ple folds of mucous mem­brane. The vagi­nal coro­na is a per­ma­nent part of a wom­an’s body through­out her life. It does­n’t dis­ap­pear after she first has […]

So What’s Different?

I saw the top­ic and thought, “Gosh, maybe I’ve missed some­thing obvi­ous. I’ve nev­er been so good at this Girly-Girl thing. I should watch that.” I watched it. I don’t feel enlight­ened. Maybe it’s just been too long since I thought about this stuff, but what’s so dif­fer­ent about apply­ing make-up for 40-year-olds than it is […]

Aw, poor widdle terrorist!

I know you’re all torn up to hear that Eric Rudolph is mis­er­able in prison. “Using soli­tary con­fine­ment, Super­max is designed to inflict as much mis­ery and pain as is con­sti­tu­tion­al­ly per­mis­si­ble,” he wrote in a let­ter. No, real­ly? That’s part of that whole deter­rent fac­tor, ya know? Jail isn’t sup­posed to be a vacation. […]

Planned Parenthood of Georgia Offers Free Emergency Contraception 12/6/06

From Planned Par­ent­hood of Geor­gia: Free EC! Decem­ber 6, 2006! We’re cel­e­brat­ing increased access to emer­gency con­tra­cep­tion (EC)! EC can safe­ly and effec­tive­ly pre­vent preg­nan­cy if start­ed with­in five days of unpro­tect­ed sex. Every­one, regard­less of age, can get EC at Planned Par­ent­hood — and now, for peo­ple 18 and old­er, EC is avail­able over the […]

Have you bought emergency contraception?

I just read about it at Sex in the Pub­lic Square. I haven’t thought about it before, but what she says makes sense. If you’re a sex­u­al­ly active adult who could tech­ni­cal­ly con­ceive, but you don’t want to have a child right now, it’s a good thing to keep on hand. I’d be inter­est­ed in hearing […]

Spain bans unhealthily thin models

In a very unpop­u­lar move, Spain has banned appear­ances by fash­ion mod­els who’s body mass index is too low. Italy is con­sid­er­ing fol­low­ing suit. The lan­guage in the leg­is­la­tion makes it clear that the pur­pose of the ban is to encour­age health­i­er media images, due to the grow­ing inci­dence of eat­ing dis­or­ders diag­nosed every year. Frankly, […]

Misia and Size Acceptance

misia, aka Hanne Blank, is fea­tured answer­ing Big Fat Blog’s “Three Quick Ques­tions” this week. How did you come to fat accep­tance and fat rights? I’m fat, smart, opin­ion­at­ed, and polit­i­cal­ly active, and have been all these things since I was a teenag­er. I don’t take well to being silenced or told that my ideas […]

Pull the Other One, It’s Got Bells On

Why women are poor at sci­ence, by Har­vard pres­i­dent The pres­i­dent of Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty has pro­voked a furore by argu­ing that men out­per­form women in maths and sci­ences because of bio­log­i­cal dif­fer­ence, and dis­crim­i­na­tion is no longer a career bar­ri­er for female aca­d­e­mics. Lawrence Sum­mers, a career econ­o­mist who served as trea­sury sec­re­tary under President […]

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