Now the nation’s pediatricians have waded deep and early into the race for the presidency. In an unusual instance of political fact-checking of a candidate’s statements by physicians themselves, the American Academy of Pediatrics has a tough prescription for Republican… Read More ›
Women and LGBTQ+
News Relating to Gender Equality, Identity, Women’s Struggles, and the Fight Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
AN OCCUPY protester claims she suffered a miscarriage after police allegedly used pepper spray on her and kicked her in the stomach. Jennifer Fox, 19, who says she was two months pregnant, told weekly newspaper The Stranger that she attacked… Read More ›
TOPEKA, Kan. — Advocates for abuse victims said Wednesday that a dispute between the city of Topeka and the district attorney over the prosecution of domestic violence misdemeanors will make people who are already scared think twice before reporting abuse…. Read More ›
By DENISE GRADY During a debate last week for Republican presidential candidates and in interviews after it, Representative Michele Bachmann called the vaccine to prevent cervical cancer “dangerous.” Medical experts fired back quickly. Her statements were false, they said, emphasizing… Read More ›
by Richard Knox The first vaccine against human papillomavirus, or HPV, which causes cervical cancer, came out five years ago. But now it has become a hot political topic, thanks to a Republican presidential debate in which candidate Michele Bachmann… Read More ›
We watched the rape trial of NYPD officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata with our eyes half-covered, anticipating ugliness. And indeed it was icky, with slut-shaming and anything else to undermine the accuser. Yesterday came the verdict — not guilty… Read More ›