Takedown: Bald Barbie

This week’s crapdate is showing up in a variety of ways, so here it is from a Facebook page created just to spread the message:

“We would like to see a Beautiful and Bald Barbie made to help young girls who suffer from hair loss due to cancer treatments, Alopecia or Trichotillomania. Also, for young girls who are having trouble coping with their mother’s hair loss from chemo. Many children have some difficulty accepting their mother, sister, aunt, grandparent or friend going from a long haired to a bald. Accessories such as scarves and hats could be included. This would be a great coping mechanism for young girls dealing with hair loss themselves or a loved one. We would love to see a portion of proceeds go to childhood cancer research and treatment. Let’s get Mattell’s attention!” Read More Takedown: Bald Barbie

Reproductive Rights in Ireland: Part 2

What do these things have in common: secretly driving a van filled with photocopiers around Dublin; removing the back pages from magazines; and the letters A, B, C, D, and X?

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We’ll Miss You, Elizabeth Edwards


Elizabeth Edwards, undisputed better half of former presidential candidate John Edwards, has passed away after a long struggle with cancer.  Edwards will be greatly missed, and our thoughts and prayers are with her children, family and friends.

A Man’s take on Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer isn’t really a term that men face with horror and derision (lest it affects someone around us). But there’s such a deluge of information on the topic, and it’s not only during October. According to the Center for Disease Control, 1,910 men were diagnosed with Breast Cancer last year.

One Day A Year Could Save Your Life

When this article is published I will be sitting in my doctor’s office waiting to hear some test results for myself. I will most likely be utterly composed on the outside and utterly terrified on the inside. Read More One Day A Year Could Save Your Life