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Dented Blue Mercedes: On conscience-based medical exemptions

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is currently reviewing its Human Rights Code policy on conscience-based exemptions for medical professionals, and their effect on access to medical services.

This review was sparked by a number of news reports of doctors in Ontario and Alberta refusing to prescribe birth control because of their religious . . . → Read More: Dented Blue Mercedes: On conscience-based medical exemptions

Dead Wild Roses: World Wide Use of Contraceptives – Guttmacher Institute

 

A trouble situation for women around the world. No thanks to religion. 😛

 

Filed under: Education, Feminism Tagged: Contraception, Infographics, Women

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The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Dear SCotUS: You Blew It

When you ruled that Hobby Lobby could implement its ownership’s personal religious beliefs as policy imposed upon the company’s employees, you really opened up the door to a world of abuse.

Hobby Lobby is a privately held corporation.  As are the majority of companies in both Canada and the United States.  Hobby Lobby is unusual in . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Dear SCotUS: You Blew It

Dead Wild Roses: DWR PSA: Don’t Not Have Sex

It is nice every once and awhile see how religious thinking, in this case, opposing contraception (let’s not mention abortion because women in control of their reproductive destinies really is just satanic) looks like if we follow through on the policy.

Filed under: Education Tagged: Contraception, DWR PSA, Religion, sex

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Dead Wild Roses: Let’s Ban Lifejackets…

Now we get to play catch the subtext… 🙂

Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Contraception, Feminism, Hard RIght Logic in Action, Rape, Rape Culture

Boreal Citizen: Women’s rights, religion and the population crisis

World population has increased from under 1-billion in 1800 to over 7-billion today–that’s just over 200 years. So that’s an extraordinary rate of population increase. If we saw that in any other species, we’d say, “Wow, that species is headed for a crash.” We don’t think that way when we see the human population numbers. . . . → Read More: Boreal Citizen: Women’s rights, religion and the population crisis

bastard.logic: Jessica Valenti on Why Feminists Are So ‘Angry’: “It’s not that I’m angry, it’s that I’m exhausted.”

Preach:

Transcript here (h/t).

Filed under: Feminism, feminisms, health care, pro-choice, reproductive freedom Tagged: abortion, contraception, Feminism, Jessica Valenti, Planned Parenthood, reproductive justice

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drive-by planet: Depo Provera injections of Ethiopian women in Israel: accusations of racism

The recent admission by an Israeli government official that women of Ethiopian origin have been receiving injections of the long-lasting contraceptive Depo Provera simply confirms what many have known. The allegations have been around for a number of years but Israeli government officials have always denied the practice. The story got greater exposure recently . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Depo Provera injections of Ethiopian women in Israel: accusations of racism

Dead Wild Roses: Contraception – Why is there *any* contention about this?

Other than libertarian or misogynistic concerns, both that are as useless as pants on on giraffe, I don’t see what the problem is. Women win, their partners win and society wins.

Filed under: Education, Feminism Tagged: Common Sense, Contraception, Feminism, PSA, US

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Left Over: WTF McCain?

Years ago, I had a certain grudging respect for John McCain…after all, he had fought his way through debilitating torture as a POW, seemed to be a bit of what, in Canada, we used to call a Red Tory, and until the last several years, was probably the least offensive of Republicans in the news…

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Dead Wild Roses: Republican Hypocrisy on Contraception, Liberty, Et Cetera

The government should not impose its values on the people of American, unless of course, its christian religious values. I wonder if anyone in the GOP has read George Orwell’s 1984, because they certainly seem to be running from the same playbook as the Party….

Jon Stewart and the Daily Show once again . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Republican Hypocrisy on Contraception, Liberty, Et Cetera

It is a war on women

#gop #rushlimbaugh #mittromney #ricksantorum

Republican contenders for the nomination of their party claim that the spat over contraception has nothing to do with a ‘war on women’, but a battle against a big-government mandate to force religious affiliated institutions from providing contraception and other related products from heathcare plans of employees or students (etc). In . . . → Read More: It is a war on women

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Is That All There Is?

Comedian Rush Limbaugh – who is, it seems these days, the virtual leader of the increasingly deranged Republican Party – did the Democrats a huge favour the other day with his offensive remarks directed at “college co-ed” (i.e., third-year law student) Susan Fluke.

Whether deliberate or not, Limbaugh’s deeply misogynistic tirade analogizing the issue . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: Is That All There Is?

Forget Nazi comparisons. MLK is the new go-to-guy for beleaguered Republicans. Darrell Issa edition.

What do you do when you’re a right winger and the blowback against a sexist and ‘autocratic regime’ brings a shitstorm to your door? If you’re disgraced Darrell Issa, you don’t try to accommodate the overwhelming opposition to your unequal actions or amend your operation, you double down by bringing in a hero of your . . . → Read More: Forget Nazi comparisons. MLK is the new go-to-guy for beleaguered Republicans. Darrell Issa edition.

What a Republican panel of witnesses on contraception looks like

That’s right, no women. The only woman, a minority one at that, suggested to appear was refused by the committee chairman Darrell Issa. What is it about contraception that precludes women from the discussion?

US cable and the contraception debate. Male guests dominate the airwaves 2 to 1 over females.

Last week, at the height of the kerfuffle over Obama’s regulation to include free birth control in health insurance plans, cable news networks featured an overwhelming number of males.

Out of a total of 146 guests who discussed contraception, the cables invited 91 men compared to 55 women as commentators. In other . . . . . → Read More: US cable and the contraception debate. Male guests dominate the airwaves 2 to 1 over females.