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“7 Gals of Menopause Wine Charms” by HA! Designs — Artbyheather is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Most medical research is predicated on the default male body creating an environment where women’s health care is substandard to that of men. Add into that mix, historical attitudes toward women’s health complaints as “hysterical”, and you have a recipe for dismissive health care for women. …


Protecting our kids from profiteers

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Earlier this week, former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Haugen claimed that in spite of Facebook’s own research detailing the harms that social media causes for teens, especially teen girls, they made no changes to…


Unpaid labor is a cornerstone of the American economy

Photo by Jhon David on Unsplash

Back in 1983 when I was 21 years young and thought I knew everything, I put my foot in my mouth so hard that I could feel it all the way down to my toes. You see, I had completely bought into the social narrative that a working woman had…


Stories from Indian and American women and their partners

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Source: Youtube

American women of a certain age, myself included, will remember this commercial that played in the late ’70s and early ’80s. …


Denying children food is just one symptom of a malevolent movement

school lunch in a styrofoam tray including a fried chicken sandwich, french fries, and green beans
“there’s nothing quite like school lunch…” by bookgrl is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

It is 4:00 p.m., and you have lost your wallet and have no access to money. You have been looking for it for hours to no avail. You are very hungry because you skipped breakfast and now have no way to buy food. One friend offers to give you $10…


Vigilante justice has no place in medical care

photo courtesy of the author from the Women’s March on Washington 2017

Vigilante justice has no place in medical care

Back in 2016, when Donald Trump was elected President, women across the country felt a chill go down their collective spines. We knew that the election of a misogynistic grifter would spell the end of abortion rights. …


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In the early 2010s, a wave of news stories described an unthinkable horror to many hundreds of thousands of untested sexual assault kits sitting on shelves while the alleged perpetrators of those assaults walked free. …


The only thing dividing Americans is how to pay for it

“Washington DC — Capitol Hill: United States Capitol” by wallyg is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

When I think about Ray Roseberry, the North Carolina man who brought Washington, DC to a halt last week with his bomb threat, I wonder what could drive a person to do such a thing. Of course, there is no excuse for threatening to blow up the streets of Washington…


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