LOCAL NEWS On March 6th, Irvo Otieno was killed by Henrico police officers and Central State Hospital employees during the hospital’s inpatient process. During a time of mental health distress, Otieno was met with aggression, criminality, and excessive force by officers and employees. Before being brought to the psychiatric institution, Otieno spent 3 days in […]
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As if most of us haven’t already lost our ability to go outside and be normal because of the pandemic, now some of us are losing our right to choose.
Read More Abortion Rights Being Threatened Once Again
President Trump, keep your filthy, sell out, misogynist hands off my birth control! Hello friends, I’m here today with quite a bit of fury. The Trump administration has decided that effective immediately they are rolling back the Obama-era ACA amendment that required employers to offer birth control as part of their insurance policies. This was […]
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When it comes to reproductive rights and access to reproductive healthcare, we (yes, me included) tend to use exclusive language. We call abortion and contraceptive access a women’s issue. Comprehensive sex education is for young boys and girls. Women need abortion on demand and without apology. Cis-women who are pregnant from cis-men are at the […]
Read More Reproductive Justice: Not Just a Women’s Issue
Ladies, we know about the friend that arrives every 28 days. This little friend that seems to defy the human body by bleeding for a week and we stay alive. We hate this friend, but we have to welcome it, I mean it’s biology. This friend is our period. Recently, there seems to have been […]
Read More Empowering. The. Period.
WARNING: It’s about to get personal. When I was nineteen, I got pregnant. It was the summer before my sophomore year at JMU. Now I could tell you an elaborate story of how all this happened, claim my contraception failed, come up with some reason to excuse my lack of protection…or I could just admit […]
Read More Mandatory Ultrasounds: Anti-Choice Harassment, Plain and Simple
Disclaimer = My base understanding on Women’s Health Issues – I’m not sure Yesterday Evening, Festival was the place to be. ‘Cause it was packed. Stand With Women or Stand in the Way was an event planned three and a half weeks in advance by the class SOWK288 that welcomed “JMU and Harrisonburg community for a public forum […]
Read More Stand With Women | Reproductive Freedom
I’ve heard about fertility apps when browsing online but to be honest, I don’t know anyone that uses them. Frankly, I wasn’t even sure exactly what they did or how they worked. I assumed that fertility apps were for people trying to get pregnant or who had difficulty getting pregnant. After doing some research, I realized I couldn’t […]
Read More Fertility Apps: Putting birth control in your control!