What’s in a name? Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet were able to forsake their last names for love. But Romeo and Juliet were idiots. What does it actually mean, in a 21st century context, to trade in your last name for your spouse’s?
According to a new study (conducted by observing Facebook analytics, of all things) about a third of women who marry in their 20's choose to retain their original last name. This is a considerably larger percentage than women who marry in their 30's and 60's, respectively. Read More
BY Katharine Ernst
on Jul 09, 2013
Trigger Warning: This post contains a description of rape and abortion.
There's been a lot of talk about abortion rights lately, especially with the controversy surroundingTexas' SB 5. A young girl in Chile is now experiencing the awful consequences of restricted regulations on women's health care. What happens when an 11-year-old girl is continuously raped, resulting in a pregnancy that would put the life of the unborn as well as her own in danger, and is denied the choice of an abortion?
This is the case for a family living in Puerto Montt of southern Chile. Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell
on Jun 21, 2013
LET’S TALK ABOUT PUBES!!!!! It might just be a patch of furry business between your gams, but that is some hotly debated and highly contestable terrain, ladies. The world wants to know what you are hiding behind your under pants. So, sorry Mom and Dad… I am going to talk about my pubes. I am throwing my application in the ring to be the first “Pubes-Pundit.”
I’ve already discussed my adventures in IUD country; so obviously, the next possible outlet of over-sharing is on the pubic mound. I have gone from bare, to full 1970’s bush, to somewhere in-between. Read More
BY Kari Belsheim
on Dec 14, 2012
Hold on to your hats, ladies and gentlemen. The War On Women continues to rage (and enrage) in Michigan as two more abortion limitation bills reach Governor Rick Snyder’s office.
The Senate voted 27-10 to pass a bill that expands licensing requirements for abortion clinics—one of which stipulates the size of medical areas. That detail alone would shut down several clinics.
The second bill, which passed in to the full House, stipulates the right of health care providers to refuse service based on moral or religious objections. Read More
on Nov 26, 2010
I'm a huge hater on abstinence-based sex ed. I've never been able to fathom why omitting vital, straightforward information about reproduction from young women & men is supposed to be in any way helpful. Opponents of sex ed make it seem like teaching these lesson plans is as steamy as one of my Grandma Jeanne's "bosom heaver" romance novels (with Fabio airbrushed on the cover no less). It's all kinds of messed up to lie to kids, then expect them to make informed choices that will keep them STD free and prevent unplanned pregnancies. Duh. Read More