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Dispatches from Ladyblogland Had a Good Week

This was week was soooooo good in ladyblogland. So good. See why.

We are loving the 4th Trimester Bodies Project, which seeks to debunk myths of what women should look like after giving birth. Huffington Post

There’s some amazing story-telling going on now of the anti-rapist anti-hero. But are they anti-hero or hero? Bitch Magazine

Speaking of heroes, here’s an interview with Susan Robinson, one of the last four (4!) doctors in America to openly provide third trimester abortions. The Hairpin

Can urban planning make cities better spaces for women? Slate

Birth control could save the world. Salon

Hey, western people, Africa is not just some space for finding yourself. Racialicious

What did you read?

By [E] Sally Lawton

My food groups are cheese, bacon, and hot tea. I like studying cities and playing with my cat, Buffy.

2 replies on “Dispatches from Ladyblogland Had a Good Week”

I loved the urban planning article. Urban planning is something that most cities say they do, but they don’t often explore the possibilities of creative urban planning. A consultant suggested (years ago) that our city remove a shrubs at two key points around our most central downtown park. The city put it off and put it off until another firm told them the same thing.

When they removed the shrubs (I think it was something like 36 feet total length of shrubs in two places) the number of people using the park daily went up and the number of women climbed dramatically. From around 11% daily use to something like 46% (can’t remember the actual numbers). All becauase sightlines were improved and women cited feeling more comfortable entering the park.

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