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NC Republican State Representative Pat McElraft filed an anti-choice bill claiming the focus was to primarily create jobs. Her explanation? Fewer abortions equals more "little taxpayers" which somehow helps jobs, right?  The bill triples the state's waiting period for medical care from 24 hours to 72. It requires that only an OB-GYN perform an abortion; it also keeps faculty and students at UNC Chapel Hill and East Caroline University from supervising said abortions. This equates to two of the country's best medical schools being unable to provide...
Canadian women are fighting to remove the Government Sales Tax on menstruation products because according to the powers at be, tampons are more of a luxury than chocolate. Back in 1991, the Canadian government decided to remove the tax on things considered basic groceries and medical needs. Under this law, items like chocolate, pizza pockets, contacts, and incontinence items fall under this category, and are therefore not taxed. Tampons, pads, and other menstruation products are considered luxury items. According to a BBC article, the VAT (value-added tax) on...
BUSTies, we hope your weekend is off to a great start. Here are some stories you may want to catch up on before you go out and celebrate.  Did you know that women own and manage breweries all around the U.S? Yup, we find that to be pretty badass too. The BomBaebs released an epic Rap Against Rape video in which they speak out about the rape culture in India. Tarynn Brumfitt is the founder of Body Image Movement and the creator of new documentary Embrace, which sets out to...
Well, it's Good Friday—that leaves you with one day until the Nightmare Before Easter. You should probably quit whatever you're doing and start cooking for Easter Sunday right now. Psych. We're just going to pin all of these recipes to our Pinterest boards while we contemplate how many Cadbury eggs would be appropriate to eat. Here are nine of the cutest recipes that you could just eat year-round—because why limit eating Oreo bark to only one day a year?  1.) Honey Glazed Bunny Rolls   2.)  Easter Cupcakes...
We can't stop scrolling when we check out Nichelle Gainer's Vintage Black Glamour Tumblr page, featuring incredible images of black female icons we adore (and some fun-to-look-at unnamed ladies who aren't famous but who are super glamorous). The gorgeous photographs are paired with celebratory descriptions of the stylish subjects, making the page a true tribute to these influential and inspiring women. Find detailed captions and more lovely pictures on Gainer's Tumblr.  1) Musician Aretha Franklin 2) Singer Diana Ross 3) Actress and singer Pearl Bailey 4) Women on the beach in Atlantic...