Via CNN: So why isn’t the horrific story of Dr. Kermit Gosnell getting more attention? CNN contributors Reihan Salam and Donna Brazile as well as Irin Carmon, a staff writer at Salon who covers womens reproductive issues and politics, are here to weigh in.
As a resident of Philadelphia and an abortion provider, I can tell you that the Gosnell case has gotten media coverage. But no one is talking about poor, under-insured, and under-served women.
This French ad is directed at teens to practice safe sex, for a campaign called “Protegez-vous” (“Protect yourself”).
It’s such a disappointment to hear that Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor apparently presents HIV not only as if it’s some kind of karmic punishment for female sexual misbehavior, but also as if having the virus makes a woman permanently unlovable and asexual.
If we want all people to have access to care across the United States, we must create newsworthy initiatives calling for an expansion rather than a retraction of coverage, and we must call upon our elected representatives to do the same.
Rick Santorum makes an ignorant claim: that we can trace the fight for gay marriage back to TV’s “Will and Grace.” (via Upworthy)
With the popular TV show What Not to Wear coming to an end, maybe we can finally stop tricking ourselves into believing that making a woman look beautiful is just as good as making her feel intelligent or important.
Young filmmaker Assal Ghawami has written and directed a film that brings together themes of “The Yellow Wallpaper” with a story of a contemporary back-alley abortion.
A video from 2011, which aired on The Onion’s “SportsDome” on Comedy Central. Although a parody, it could have been produced by the CNN team covering the Steubenville rape verdict.
The abysmal representation of women in the media and in politics negatively affects women’s confidence levels. But there is hope for young women who want their voices to be heard.