Sad news: Debbie Martin, Angelina Jolie’s maternal aunt, died this Sunday after a nine-year battle with breast cancer. This comes less than two weeks after Angelina’s breast cancer story rocked the world and sparked widespread talks about the disease and its treatment options. Debbie was the younger sister of Angelina’s mother, who died of ovarian cancer in 2007. All three women carried the “faulty” BRCA1 gene that Angelina describes ... Read More
Hey girl. The Beautiful Cervix Project wants you to know you’re beautiful on the inside. Way, way in. The project uses workshops and toolkits to help women explore the deepest parts of their vaginas, all to show them how “beautiful” their cervixes are. The official website is packed with info about the mighty cervix and the joys of examining it. First question: do we really need to see that? Errrr nope, no we do not. BUT if you’ve ... Read More
If two trains are heading to the same destination at 60 miles per hour, and x = zero, what is your cup size? School just got a little more exciting in Derby, England, where 11 year olds will soon be taught “bra fitting” alongside math and science in their yearly curriculums. Derby High School will give this essential know-how to its classes of preteen students starting next year. Led by Mrs. Karan Hopkinson, girls will be taught how to properly measure ... Read More
  Wait - what?! It's awful but true - a case is moving through Mississippi’s court system that could set precedent for pregnant women to be jailed for their own miscarriages or stillbirths. The case is Nina Bukhalter’s. She took meth while she was pregnant, and her baby girl died at two months old due to issues with the substance withdrawal. Now Nina is on trial for her daughter’s death. The courts are calling it manslaughter, and that ... Read More
  Breaking news: Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina was just denied parole, for the second time since the band's initial arrest. This comes after she declared a hunger strike yesterday in protest of unfair treatment by the Russian court system. Maria wasn't allowed to attend her own hearing in person - she was told to watch it via video link from her prison colony, which she said violated her rights. Have you had enough of the Russian government's ... Read More
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