Period poverty: Scotland moves a step closer to making sanitary products free for all

MSPs will vote at Holyrood today Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/women/period-poverty-scotland-free-tampon-sanitary-pad-bill-vote-holyrood-a9356801.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Sophie Gallagher

How the debate over the ERA became a fight over abortion

Conservative activists waged a successful campaign against the Equal Rights Amendment decades ago by warning it would force women into combat, legalize gay marriage and erode gender roles. But in 2020, opponents are zeroing in on one line of attack: a claim that ERA would require taxpayer-funded abortions. The House will vote later this week […]

Police officers to stop women from having abortions under proposed new Missouri bill

Suggested law ultimately deems having an abortion to be equivalent to carrying out murder Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/missouri-abortion-bill-law-mike-moon-republican-right-due-process-a9324266.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Maya Oppenheim

Trump to make it harder for pregnant foreigners to visit U.S.

The State Department released a rule Thursday that will make it harder for pregnant foreigners to travel to the U.S. in what the Trump administration says is an effort to crack down on “birth tourism.” The final rule, which will go into effect on Friday, clarifies that if consular officers have “reason to believe” a […]

Why Is There No Male Birth Control Yet?

The injustice of our current contraceptive regime needs no elaboration. Enough to say that it’s bizarre, at this late date, that male birth control still does not exist. Every couple of years some scientist says they’re on the brink, and the same stale monologue jokes are hauled out of storage; afterwards they are… Read more… […]

Global protests demand end to violence against women

‘Rape isn’t an isolated brief act. It can have life-changing, unchosen effects – a pregnancy or a sexually-transmitted disease, immense trauma and an unwarranted sense of shame’ Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/international-day-for-the-elimination-of-violence-against-women-protests-un-a9216996.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Maya Oppenheim

Emilia Clarke's awful Game of Thrones experience is proof that nude scenes need to change

After the actor spoke of how she had felt pressured into some of the many nude scenes on Game of Thrones, Roisin O’Connor argues that the sexualised violence on the show was enough of a red flag to suggest its female cast were being treated more like props than actors Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/features/game-of-thrones-nudity-emilia-clarke-daenerys-sex-scenes-a9213241.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed […]

So…Facebook’s Got a Boob Problem

Dozens of activists plopped a giant inflatable boob outside Facebook’s London headquarters to protest the platform’s restrictions on depictions of nudity, the BBC reported Friday. Read more… Source: https://gizmodo.com/so-facebooks-got-a-boob-problem-1839906492 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Alyse Stanley

Topless FEMEN protester descend on anti-Islamophobia rally in Paris (VIDEO)

Topless members of FEMEN gatecrashed an anti-Islamophobia protest in the French capital Sunday as hundreds took to the streets to demonstrate in the wake of an attack on a mosque in Bayonne last month. While demonstrators were gathering and preparing to march, FEMEN activists suddenly burst onto the scene, baring their breasts. Members of the […]