This week we’ve got some good news, some Oscars news, and the usual assortment of fucked up shit. Let’s get down to business. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Isn’t Wearing Spanx
The Thanksgiving holiday in the US meant that This Week in Misogyny took last week off. Misogyny, however, didn’t do me a favor and kept right on rolling. It’s a world of fun below the cut! (As usual, trigger warnings for just about everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is Not Thankful
The European manufacturer of NorLevo, an emergency contraceptive pill that’s identical to many of the most popular morning-after pills sold in the US, announced that they’ll be changing their packaging to warn consumers that it may not work for some overweight and obese women. The FDA has announced that they’ll review the data and decide whether or not to require a similar warning. A closer look shows that their numbers may not be 100% accurate, but unfortunately, this isn’t the only problem with EC pills containing this hormone. Read on to find out what the media’s getting wrong and what you need to know. Read More Your Emergency Contraception Might Not Work. Here’s the Real Reason.
While you’re in a food coma this week, enjoy these reads from ladyblogland. Read More Dispatches from Ladyblogland
We had a condom breakage situation last week, which meant a trip to the old pharmacy for some Plan B. It was technically Jon’s turn to buy, but he was lagging and I didn’t want any little embryo thingies taking hold in my junk, so I hit the grocery store pharmacy whilst picking up some last minute necessities for a barbecue I was headed to. Read More Thanks for the Plan B, Judgey Pharmacist McJerkface
I’m not gonna sugarcoat it, this week’s news is just awful. Politicians are awful, victim-blamers are awful, the internet is awful. Let’s get ready to punch this week in the face, yes? (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week In Misogyny: Everything Sucks
Dudes were so disappointed in us ladies this week. Here we are, getting our boobs removed, posing in all our regular-lady glory, and being on the Internet. Heaven forbid!
You may have heard by now that yesterday afternoon U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebilius overrode the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration to make Plan B One Step emergency contraceptive available over the counter without prescription to all women. Per Sebilius’ decision, those under the age of 17 will continue to need a prescription to obtain emergency contraception. According to reports, this is the first time on record that a HHS Secretary has utilized her authority to veto a recommendation made by the FDA. Read More Teens Still Need a Prescription for Plan B