health

That's My President!

First no mo Gitmo, and now Obama has reversed the Global Gag Rule! The “Mexico City Policy” was instituted by Reagan, reversed under Clinton, and re-instated by George W. Hopefully Obama’s decision won’t be just another flip of the coin, especially since this policy has sweeping... Read more »

Give a Gift of Justice!

One of the great things about the intersection of new media and feminism is that we (consumers and creators of media) are able to learn more about the efforts to improve women's lives and have unprecedented accessibility AND ability to assist organizations in need. As the holiday season continues,... Read more »

The Wii Fit and Healthy Skeptism

One of the biggest gifts this year in the arena of ‘sports/exercise’ is the Wii Fit. It is billed as a game and an exercise space, only better, and it’s virtually impossible to find. You can do everything from yoga to table balancing and apparently so many people are into it, a new affliction... Read more »

Friday's Health and Feminism

The power of Yoga for health...and creative judicial sentencing?  I'm hopeful, but a little skeptical. Read more »

Health and Empowerment

Quit grabbing your loopy straps and wearing the wrong fit bra.  There may be more at stake than you think. Read more »

"Women's Health"

Props to the Daily Show’s Sam Bee for pointing out John McCain’s apparent lack of concern when it comes to women’s health issues. Read more »

Beauty Secrets: The New Cosmetic Cover-up

From the pages of every mainstream women's magazine—between the list of 43 things every confident woman knows and the six-week ab-blasting plan—the ads beckon. Conditioners enriched with vitamins vow to make each strand 10 times stronger. Undereye concealers containing white-tea... Read more »

Drinking

Alcohol is a depressant, right? And alcohol use and aggression/violence are related? But isn't it possible to use alcohol as a force of good, as a relaxant, as medicine? Don't we all deserve coping mechanisms?... And who are we to judge?    Warning: Downer alert I was in Lincoln about a week and... Read more »

Weighing Reality: Who's Really the Biggest Loser?

"Obesity," declares Charlotte Cooper, author of 1998's Fat and Proud: The Politics of Size, "is just a word used by people to medicalize fat." Extra weight, once considered a genetic short straw, is increasingly characterized as a crisis threatening the physical, political, and moral health of our... Read more »

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Critical Conditions: For Trans Individuals, Seeking Medical Care Can Be a Minefield

When trans individuals encounter the medical system, they're often met with discrimination and misunderstanding. Read more »