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August 10, 2008

Target Women: Birth Control is finally on YouTube, allowing me to embed it in a post.

Also, Rachel Maddow would like you to know that librarians are “trained democracy superheroes.”

5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 10, 2008 11:52 am

    I love Sarah Haskins. She’s amazing.
    Also, I feel like there is a bigger analytical project lurking behind this suspicious omission of birth in oral contraceptive commercials. I mean, in some ways it makes sense… oral contraceptives can be useful for a lot of things other than contraception, so that’s useful to know. (Wish someone would tell that to the conscience clause backers.) I also get that all oral contraceptives prevent pregnancy do some degree, so the main marketable difference between brands is their particular combination of hormones and the effect that has on *some percentage of women.*
    But why is it that condom ads talk about sex, and pill ads talk about periods, and no one really talks about family planning?

  2. August 11, 2008 1:33 am

    i love Sarah Haskins too.She make amazing thing every project.

  3. deline permalink
    August 12, 2008 2:12 pm

    Is there more like this you can link for us? I see a huge surge of use of YouTube, Podcasts and Blogs in other educational fields. It would be great to have a round-up of women’s issue topics in those, as you’ve done for news, blogs, other media. I have downloaded podcasts on certain issues I need for work, and think it’s a more time-conscious way to be informed and learn than reading blogs. WHICH CAN BE FUN. But yikes. With podcasts I can listen while practising life.

  4. August 13, 2008 6:16 am

    Deline, that’s a good idea. I’ll look around.

  5. ctomlins permalink
    August 14, 2008 1:21 pm

    Amazing. Thanks Rachel.

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