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Condoms Are Way More Effective Than the New York Times Says They Are

Last week, New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof wrote a great op-ed entitled, “Politics, Teens and Birth Control,” in which he eloquently described teen pregnancy as a problem of irresponsible adults not hormone-addled teens. Unfortunately, the article includes a misleading statistic that suggests people who rely on condoms for pregnancy prevention will eventually, inevitably become pregnant.

Unfortunately, Nicholas Kristof’s great op-ed on teenage pregnancy in the New York Times last week included a misleading statistic that suggests people who rely on condoms for pregnancy prevention will eventually, inevitably become pregnant.

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Leaned In, Pushed Out: Jill Abramson’s Firing Should Make Us Reconsider Sandberg’s Philosophy

Jill Abramson

The central argument in Lean In is that one can strategize their way through the patterns of structural sexism. But Abramson’s firing provides a powerful case study for the fact that we cannot win a game we are rigged to lose.

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New York Times Publishes Discredited Arguments About Emergency Contraception

The Times seems to have gone out of its way to publish a commentary that the paper's own reporting shows is absolutely false on all counts.

The Times seems to have gone out of its way to publish a commentary that the paper’s own reporting shows is absolutely false on all counts. This is irresponsible media at its worst.

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An Abortion Story Both Radical and Ordinary

Faith Rein with Udonis Haslem.

This past weekend, the New York Times profiled a couple who talked openly about their shared abortion experience.

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Despite The Evidence, Anti-Choicers Persist in Lying About Emergency Contraception

Evidence that emergency contraception is just that — contraception — has prompted agencies to change the labeling of the drug to underscore that EC prevents fertilization. But the strategy of anti-choicers on EC is the same-old same old: They keep blurring the lines between contraception and abortion.

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Sexual Health Roundup: The Pill Improved Women’s Earning Capacity; Puberty Happens Earlier

Study finds women with earlier access to the pill have had greater earning potential over the course of their lives; a NYT article examines the phenomenon of early puberty; April is STD Awareness Month. 

 

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New York Times Magazine Spotlights A Comprehensive Sexuality Education Course

In a refreshing change from articles on sex education controversies, virginity pledge events, and chastity balls, the New York Times Magazine shows us what sex education can be when a good teacher is given the freedom to address the subject in an open, honest, and comprehensive way. 

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President and Mrs. Obama: Time to Forget Martha’s Vineyard and Come Home

President and Mrs. Obama:  That power elite. If they were ever really your friends, they’re now your enemies.  They’ve gotten what wanted and left you standing at the precipice.

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Harassment Is the Problem, Not Grinding

A recent New York Times piece on grinding manages a miraculous combination of inciting panic over fairly harmless teenage behavior while minimizing the very real problem of young men mistreating young women. 

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The Neon Elephant in the Room: What the Media and Pundit Class Keep Missing About the “Abortion” Debate

What are the two most important points the media, pundit class, and progressive policymakers keep missing about the “abortion” debate? Answer: It’s not about abortion and it’s not about “life.”

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