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December 2, 2008

I’m taking it easy on blogging through the holidays, and the spouse just got Lich King, so don’t expect serious every day posting to resume until the new year. However, here are a few things to occupy your eyeballs.

Today’s post at OBOS summarizes three recent studies, on abortion and mental health, attitudes toward breast cancer, and trends in c-section among women who have previously given birth vaginally.

Also at Our Bodies Our Blog (the OBOS blog), Christine has action alerts on birth centers and HIV/AIDS. I missed World AIDS Day, but Christine has the goods on that as well.

Big thanks to everybody (including David Rothman and my grad school advisor, Ellen Detlefsen) who sent me links to the Global Library of Women’s Medicine , a freely available online reference book on women’s health. GLOWM includes sections on gynecology, obstetrics, maternal/fetal medicine, gynecologic oncology, reproductive endocrinology, infertility, and genetics, and sexual health, with a number of chapters on more specific topics in each of these sections. Although it is intended for “medical professionals,” there may be some useful info for women in here as well. I haven’t spent enough time on the site yet, and I don’t think I would use this as my sole information source, but it may turn out to be a good resources.

Brownfemipower has moved to flip flopping joy.

Renee at Womanist Musings has a cool post on women in India standing up against abuses and for respect.

Feministe is rounding up ways to spend your holiday dollars with feminist groups. I don’t know nearly as much about them as I should, but I will encourage you to check out Thistle Farms, which supports Magdalene House, a residential community in Tennessee for women who are recovering from drug abuse, prostitution, sexual abuse, and the like. Leave other suggestions in the comments.

Amanda Palmer (of the Dresden Dolls) got in a fight with her label (Roadrunner) about their perception that her belly was not suitable in the video shot for “Leeds United” (from her solo album – watch the video at the link above). Reportedly, they thought she looked “fat” and therefore “uncommercial.” Okay: 1) Amanda looks hot in that video; 2) Even so, policing whether she is skinny enough to be seen making music is bullshit – I don’t think there’s any fat belly to be seen, but I don’t think you should have to meet some dudes’ idea of “thin” to be acceptable in a music video, either; 3) F’ you, Roadrunner. You’re the bastards who keep subjecting us to Nickelback. [hat tip to Shakesville]

3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 3, 2008 7:18 am

    Lich King? WoW is for losers. LOTRO all the way…..

  2. December 3, 2008 8:03 am

    W, I’m just hoping we don’t get into both.🙂

  3. December 4, 2008 7:24 am

    Nah. From what I hear WoW leaves no room for anything else.

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