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Weekly News Round-Up

July 26, 2009

Lots of stuff at Our Bodies Our Blog worth reading. I’m not biased at all. :)

Renee at Womanist Musings also has a bunch of links to posts worth checking out. One of them I particularly liked was this one on kids and gendered language.

This website from the Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition is intended to help cancer patients locate financial assistance and manage cancer care costs.

MADRE is solicting help for food aid in Darfur.

The Women’s Bioethics Project has a book club selection that I need to add to my to-read list: Normal at Any Cost: Tall Girls, Short Boys, and the Medical Industry’s Quest to Manipulate Height

From First, Do No Harm, a blog highlighting examples of fat prejudice in healthcare, this is exactly why many people simply decide not to go back to the doctor – “So I undressed and *ahem* assumed the position. Then she said it: ‘You’re fat.’”

Kate Harding of Shapely Prose is participating in a new body image site called We are the Real Deal

Found via Hoyden, why rape jokes aren’t funny.

Find out about a nationwide kiss-in for lgbt civil rights, planned for Saturday, August 15 and reflective of the problems and violence that non-heterosexual couples can face because of simple acts such as holding hands or sharing a kiss.

Doctors Without Borders is posting stories from survivors of sexual violence, collected from its global treatment of these survivors.

Nursing Birth has an “injustice in maternity care” series of posts.

Found via Feministing, Guttmacher data on insurance coverage of abortion,

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