Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains

By Juliana Jiménez Jaramillo The connection between mother and child is physical and psychological, and may be even deeper than previously thought. According to Scientific American, “cells may migrate through the placenta between the mother and the fetus, taking up residence in many organs of the body including the lung, thyroid muscle, liver, heart, kidney and […]

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WaPo: Consider the case of the angry white woman

Cartoon published in the Melbourne version of ...
Cartoon published in 14/04/1887: "Some foolish people imagine our ladies will neglect their family duties. Quite a mistake. 3 am. That dear good old creature, Mr. Speaker, is kind enough to take the blessed infant while the Hon. Member addresses the house." (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WaPo: Consider the case of the angry white woman

From Washington Post, Comment by Juliana Jimenez

This is one amazing article on the intersection of sexism and racism. Damn. Impressed. Goes beyond the reporting.

Some commenters, men of course, were outraged, saying that “there’s not assault on women’s rights.” It’s actually kind of funny that these men go to forums like these, bristling with male entitlement, and end up showing off their willful ignorance. Have they not been following the news? Do these men have any idea what it’s like to not be able to decide when and how you have a baby, a.k.a when your body, your mind and the rest of your life are completely transformed from that moment on? Oh, they don’t? Ok, thought so. Now, shush.

More analysis on this issue to come later.

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Mother Jones: “Dear Rush Limbaugh: Birth Control Doesn’t Work Like Viagra”

Cover of Birth Control Review magazine
Cover of Birth Control Review magazine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mother Jones: “Dear Rush Limbaugh: Birth Control Doesn’t Work Like Viagra”

By Juliana Jiménez

We hinted at this in a previous post, the embarrassing fact that Rush Limbaugh does not understand how birth control works, and as Rachel Maddow points out, neither does Mitt Romney.

What is also particularly painful is the awful irony, the long-standing injustice, that Viagra has long been covered by health insurance, while birth control is not.

Yes, let’s all have more sex without birth control, because clearly the earth is running out of people.

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