Awareness, Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 03/30/2011
Let’s Talk About Sex: Emergency Contraception (EC) Edition
Today, my lovely FBomb friends, is a wonderful day. Why is that? You may perplexedly ponder. I don’t recall hearing talk of it being International Free Cupcake Day and I’m pretty sure Ryan Gosling isn’t going to spontaneously show up on my doorstop “Hey Girl” -ing me…is he? IS HE?!?!
NO! HE’S NOT! BUT THIS IS EVEN BETTER! IT’S BACK UP YOUR BIRTH CONTROL NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION!
So here’s the thing about birth control: there’s no excuse not to use it and everybody should. Especially teens. Especially, especially feminist teens. I don’t think most kids in our generation even comprehend how much fighting the awesome women who came before us did to secure us the right to even have birth control, and beyond that, the social …
Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 04/22/2010
Bunnies and The Morning After Pill
March 23rd was the one year anniversary of a major victory the Center for Reproductive Rights won against the FDA. A federal court rule that the FDA “acted in bad faith and in response to political pressure” when it decided to restrict Emergency Contraception (EC) based on a directive from the Bush administration.
Although EC is now available without a prescription, the FDA has completely stalled on removing remaining restrictions – even though its own scientists declared the restrictions unnecessary. Currently, pharmacies and clinics must keep EC behind the counter and anyone who wants it must prove they’re 17 or older by showing ID in order to buy it without a prescription.
As a teenager myself, I have to be honest and say that by doing this, the FDA is …