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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny Isn’t Wearing Spanx

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.)

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is Not Thankful

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.)

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Health

Your Emergency Contraception Might Not Work. Here’s the Real Reason.

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 […]

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

While you’re in a food coma this week, enjoy these reads from ladyblogland.

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Life

Thanks for the Plan B, Judgey Pharmacist McJerkface

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 […]

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week In Misogyny: Everything Sucks

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.)

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You Complete Me Internet

Dispatches from Ladyblogland: Ladies Are So Disappointing

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!

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Politics

Teens Still Need a Prescription for Plan B

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 […]

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Bodies

Back Up Your Birth Control!

Happy “Back Up Your Birth Control” National Day of Action, Persephoneers! Today is dedicated to the wonder and glory that is Plan B and other forms of emergency contraception (EC).

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Bodies

Pharmaceutical Industry Gouges Women with Plan B’s Absurd Price

Two days ago I found myself in the sticky situation of having to run out to my local Walgreen’s and pick up Plan B. A few aspects of the popular morning after pill have been modified in the year-plus-change since I last bought it–firstly, it’s now Plan B “One Step,” so you only have to […]