By Juliana Jiménez Jaramillo These drawings by Leonardo Da Vinci of a fetus in the womb continue to amaze more than 500 years after he made them. They were made, with astonishing detail and care, with… Continue reading
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… Continue reading
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 that “there’s not assault on women’s rights.” It’s actually kind of funny that these men come here with their 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.
By Juliana Jiménez Yeah, ladies (and men), this is what I’m talking about! What a better way to spend this endless 24 hours of cheesyness that is International Women’s Day than reading about… Continue reading
By Juliana Jiménez UPDATE: As of today, 45 advertisers have dropped Rush Limbaugh’s show, and there might be more in sight, according to the Rachel Maddow Show blog. And as if his lame… Continue reading
From The ObamaCrat: United Against The War On Women: Has local, national and international Facebook group links with dates and places. Check it out! We’ll keep an eye out for this event as… Continue reading
Mother Jones: “Dear Rush Limbaugh: Birth Control Doesn’t Work Like Viagra”
From Mother Jones, 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, lets all have more sex without birth control, because clearly the earth is running out of people.
It was too late for Rush Limbaugh. Maybe it was the petition we posted here in Femination, maybe it was the brave and awe-inspiring media backlash, Obama’s condemnation, or the six advertisers that pulled… Continue reading
Stephen Colbert Reveals His Genius Plan to Start Giving Men Transurethral Ultrasounds
For all the fans of the transvaginal ultrasound bill, we bring you the sequel, surely it will be equally popular! Although we know they don’t require the same amount of discomfort… Maybe the equivalent would be inserting your penis in a cold, metallic, all-seeying robot vagina? Yes, that seems more adequate.
Yet, it’s not quite the same… there is something inherently “invasive” in how women experience sex, as Simone de Beauvoir says in The Second Sex, because a foreign object is intruding into your very being, whereas for the man the penis is an extension of the being.
In any case, Colbert is spot on about the whole “potential human being” with the sperm and the male birth control pill. And let’s remember gals and guys, it’s been “50 YEARS” since the female birth control pill was made available to the public. And we’re still talking about it like it’s a huge deal. Like it’s still the 1950s.
By Juliana Jiménez Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell backed off on his controversial transvaginal ultrasound bill, taking out the “transvaginal” and leaving in the “ultrasound”, thanks to enraged liberal media pundits, and others like Amy… Continue reading