Generation Y is a fascinating blog out of Cuba; the current feature is a list of email interview questions answered by Barack Obama.
Los Angeles Times: UC expected to raise student fees 32%
“Fees are going to be so high that people are not going to be able to attend this institution.”
The UC system is a public system which is supposed to be designed to provide higher education to all Californians. (Note: The Regents did approve a fee raise yesterday, but I’m still linking to this article because it’s got good coverage of the issue.)
Change.org Women’s Rights Blog: Servicewomen Need Access to Plan B: Focus on That, Elaine Donnelly
Right now, a servicewoman cannot walk into an MTF after a sexual assault or a birth control failure and be guaranteed that she will be able to obtain Plan B.
New York Times: Guidelines push back age for cervical cancer screening
New guidelines for cervical cancer screening say women should delay their first Pap test until age 21, and be screened less often than recommended in the past.
Someone at ACOG must have read yesterday’s post and whipped up a press release in a hurry. Note that the objections to the proposed guidelines pay absolutely no attention to the evidence-based medicine behind them.
when we have this discussion of whether “feminists” should engage with the mainstream media, we need to keep in mind that the women getting the book deals, getting the campus speaking tours, getting the nytimes interviews and WaPo column auditions, are usually representative of a single kind of feminism that not only fails to include but actively alienates wide swaths of women and feminists
The Raging Prosecutrix: In Defense of VAWA
I’m really concerned about Friedman’s use of antifeminist tropes to support her argument that the criminalization of violence against women isn’t particularly important.
The Boston Phoenix: We’re killing the oceans
A perfect storm of climate change, pollution, and rapacious global fishing practices has the potential to gravely imperil Earth’s oceans and their intricate, highly sensitive ecosystems.
SF Weekly: Sanctuary Sellout
Those youths who later have their cases dismissed or are found innocent are treated the same as the guilty ones.