Friday News Bites: Equality Setbacks, Health Advisories, Sports + More

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Sara Habein is the author of Infinite Disposable, a collection of microfiction, and her work has appeared on The Rumpus, Pajiba and Word Riot, among others. Her book reviews and other commentary appear at Glorified Love Letters, and she is the editor of Electric City Creative.
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It’s not too often that I have much to say on the subject of sports, but we’ve got a few stories of note this week, as well as some new hurdles to LGBT equality. Throw in some medical/science-y bits, and we’ve got ourselves a newsy roundup. Let’s get to it:

Sara HabeinFriday News Bites: Equality Setbacks, Health Advisories, Sports + More

Friday News Bites: Twitter #Fail, Equality Advances, Net Neutrality + More

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Sara Habein is the author of Infinite Disposable, a collection of microfiction, and her work has appeared on The Rumpus, Pajiba and Word Riot, among others. Her book reviews and other commentary appear at Glorified Love Letters, and she is the editor of Electric City Creative.
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Greetings, my lovely unicorns, and Happy Friday. We have a variety of newsy bits to cover this week, and more of them to make up for last week’s vacation-posted brevity. Let’s dive right in:

Sara HabeinFriday News Bites: Twitter #Fail, Equality Advances, Net Neutrality + More

Red and Mossy: A Brief History of Menstruation

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As a historian, as a former SCAdian (medieval re-enactor), as someone who likes neomedieval fiction, the question I’ve seen pop up the most is: What did people in the past do about issues like menstruation? Most SCAdians use modern products under their historical clothing, and fictional series can ignore it. But obviously real people didn’t have that luxury. This isn’t … Read More

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Four Brussels Sprouts Recipes You’ll Love

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Want to try Brussels sprouts but unsure of how to go about preparing them? Here are four recipes from Women’s Health, tried and tested by me, that deliver awesome results:

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Planning A Hypothetical Abortion

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So there I was, my eighteen-week-old baby sitting on my knee, talking to my doctor about having a termination.

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Savita’s Law and the Sorry State of Reproductive Rights in Ireland

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Ten months after Savita’s death, has anything changed for women in Ireland?

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“Horrendous, Barbaric, and Inhumane”: Savita’s Death Ruled Medical Misadventure

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The inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar concluded in Galway last week with a verdict of medical misadventure. The day of the verdict would have been her 5th wedding anniversary.

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What We Don’t Talk About: Heart Health in Women

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February is American Heart Month (also known as Heart Health Month). Most of the information we hear about heart disease is geared towards men, despite the fact that one in three women suffer from some type of heart disease.

Zahra TahirahWhat We Don’t Talk About: Heart Health in Women