Feminism | Posted by Kirsten M on 07/14/2010

Unnatural Causes: Feminism and Health Care

race and accessibility to health care: there IS a link

accessibility to health care: affected by race and class?

Health care reform is on everyone’s radar these days after we’ve watched Obama’s plan go through change after change before being passed this year. It’s been on my radar as a feminist because of the ways that it affects women and their bodies, especially pertaining to the right to choose. Recently, though, a new aspect of healthcare in the U.S. has been brought to my attention that I’m very concerned about, and I was looking for the feminist community’s reaction.

The disturbing aspect is this: unequal societies have worse health outcomes than healthier societies no matter their health care systems. Unequal is defined as having a larger gap between the rich and the poor. The data are represented in a bazillion …

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Awareness, Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 05/10/2009

Girlmom.com

Doesn’t it seem like teenage pregnancy has been coming up a lot lately? I mean, it has always been a favorite way for the media to proclaim young girls as stupid, wild tramps. But it sort of seems like the media is attempting to take another position, since the stupid, wild ramp image is being frowned upon a little more (wonder why…?) 

First there was Juno.

the glorious Hamburger phone

the glorious Hamburger phone

 

I loved Juno, but more for the hilarious one-liners (Bren-duh) than the actual plot of her pregnancy. In the end I don’t think the movie actually made a strong argument about teen pregnancy. Diablo Cody kind of copped out by avoiding abortion (granted, if Juno had aborted, it would have been a totally different movie) but …

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