Monthly Archives: June 2009

Means of Reproduction! At Babeland! Tonight!

What are you doing tonight? I know where we’ll be — one of my favorite authors, investigative journalist Michelle Goldberg, is reading from her new book The Means of Reproduction at NYC’s Babeland (at 43 Mercer Street)! If you haven’t read the book yet you really should. It’s I believe one of the first, and […]

News that you should have read, but might have missed, last week.

Last week was quite a week! In the reproductive rights and health world: Jessica Valenti has a great piece on how the virginity movement is trying to re-brand itself. Megan at Jezebel has a piece up on Jezebel about whether the porn industry should start using condoms, and how that affects our images of sex. […]

Actually, it looks like I’ll be “One More”

I’m not gonna lie, I think those Gardasil commercials are fantastic. You know, the ones with the girls jumping rope, or coming in from a soccer game, pledging to be “One Less”? Well they’re so good that I decided, despite the increased FDA warnings, I wanted to go ahead and get the vaccine that protects […]

Come March With Us At Pride!

Come march with PPNYC in NYC’s Pride Parade!!! As of this Sunday,  New York City Pride will have been going on for 40 years! That’s a long time since the Stonewall Riots. Over the years Pride’s purpose has broadened to include the fight against AIDS, a remembrance of those we have lost to illness, violence […]

PPNYC to NY State Senate: Get Back to Work!

I’m not sure if you’ve been paying attention to what’s been happening in the New York State Senate lately, but the short of it is that it’s been a mess. All politics aside, one of the biggest tragedies of the fighting in Albany has been that some important pieces of legislation have been essentially stalled. […]

Would Saddam Hussein’s Face Ruin Your Mood?

I’m all for a good safe sex campaign, but check out these “Trouble Maker” condoms from HanTang Communications Group. Funny, although their tagline “Such tragedy could have been easily avoided” leaves me with mixed feelings. Plus, don’t you think pulling out a condom with Saddam Hussein’s face on it would be a total mood killer? […]

Weekly News

Here’s what you should have read, but might have missed, in the news last week: Family Planning Advocates of New York State and Planned Parenthoods from Buffalo, Albany, Schenectady and Saratoga joined NY assemblyman Sam Hoyt and Lynne Slepian, whose husband, Dr. Barnett Slepian, was shot to death in 1998 in his Amherst home by […]

What the Internet Thinks: Condoms Good, Birth Control Bad, and Abortion is a Tricky Issue

A friend of mine sent me a link to the web site What Does The Internet Think? which, according to the description, uses search engine results to get a general sense if the Internet is positive, negative or neutral on any given topic. So of course what’s the first thing I do? Search for reproductive-health […]

Should Sex Ed Always Be Sex-Positive?

A friend sent me this link to a new Sex Ed web site called Sex.Really., sponsored by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Unlike some other sex ed web sites, it’s geared towards women in their 20’s, and is designed to “provide food for thought, and for discussion. Sort of like a […]

Weekly News!

Here’s what you might have, but shouldn’t have, missed in the news last week: Joan Malin, CEO of Planned Parenthood of New York City, is quoted in the New York Times on the Clinic Access Bill. The Rachel Maddow Show, on MSNBC, highlights Planned Parenthood’s preventive health care to 3 million women. Julie Rovner, NPR, […]