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Gender Cop Dowd’s Plagiarism Kerfluffle

This
revelation of Dowd’s thoughtless use of words is far from new. She’s been
a perennial thorn in the side of feminists and everyone who would like to move beyond Mad Men-era
perceptions of gender.

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In These “Times”

What is The New York Times' problem with abortion? The editorial page consistently supports sex education, birth control, and the right to legally end unwanted pregnancy. The rest of the Times, however, often seems uncomfortable with concrete applications of these principles.

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Waiting On A Dream

In Walk in My Shoes: A Black Activist’s Guide to Surviving the Women’s Movement, Marcela Howell helps young women of color navigate the turbulent waters of the white women’s movement.

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Documentary to Book: The Making of “Growing Up Fast”

Joanna Lipper shares the story of how she made a documentary about teenage moms, exploring the emotions, relationships and psychological forces that lead to teen pregnancy and parenthood.

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When Pigheaded Networks Happen to Good Ads

Trojan Condoms recently launched a new series of ads. "Evolve. Use a condom every time," is the tagline for the campaign. CBS and Fox have refused to air the ad.

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“Girl, Positive” on Lifetime

The Lifetime Original Movie "Girl, Positive" addresses teenagers' awareness and misconceptions of HIV; it premieres June 25. Watch the preview!

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Washington Times on “Traditional Values”

This week The Washington Times ran a three-part series on "the future of the traditional-values movement, including the status of the abortion debate and the role of women."

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Media Watch: Saletan in Slate

William Saletan lets pregnant women in on a secret: ultrasounds reveal the mystery of what's growing in there.

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The Good, the Bad and the Entertaining…

News roundup: Support the Freedom of Choice Act; Mexico City legalizes early abortion; North Dakota bans abortion; and Planned Parenthood's media Maggie Awards.

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Media Watch: Time Magazine Calls Emergency Contraception “Abortion-Inducing”

An article in Time Magazine on March 30th sported some sloppy reporting on reproductive health. The article "A Pro-Choice Movement in Mexico" included a comparison of abortion policies in surrounding Latin America (emphasis mine):

Although Chile has one of South America's strictest anti-abortion codes, it's estimated to have twice as many abortions each year (200,000) as Canada – a country with twice Chile's population. (Abortion is legal in Canada.) As a result, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, a socialist, late last year sanctioned the free distribution of abortion-inducing "morning-after" contraception pills at government-run hospitals.

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