Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Obama: Feminist in Chief? | Year-Long Waits for Mammograms | The Hymen Mystique

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December 9th, 2008
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Why It Can Take a Year to Get a Mammogram in the U.S.  

Why It Can Take a Year to Get a Mammogram in the U.S.
By Abby Christopher, AlterNet
More radiologists are shying away from breast imaging, creating longer waits that may be leading women to put off or forgo screenings. Read more »

 

Dear Reader,

AlterNet has launched 100 Words for 100 Days, a new project to publish our readers' visions for Obama's highest priorities. You're invited to contribute.

Every day from now until Obama's inauguration, we will publish eight new visionary essays by AlterNet readers in our new 100 Words for 100 Days section on our front page (just scroll down to view the section). We've already gotten started: Click here for reader contributions that we have already run on the site.

 

Barack Obama, Feminist in Chief?  

Barack Obama, Feminist in Chief?

Obama has an opportunity to make gender equality a keystone of his administration. Read more »

NBC Stuck in the 1950s  

NBC Stuck in the 1950s

NBC has added another white, male moderator to Meet the Press, in spite of evidence that women and people of color can boost ratings. Read more »

The Hymen Mystique  

The Hymen Mystique

The hymen is the stuff of legend and lore, and surgical attempts to "restore" it show how little anyone really knows about this body part. Read more »

A Message for Sex Educators: Sex Is Not Dirty  

A Message for Sex Educators: Sex Is Not Dirty

Sex ed advocates have unwittingly undermined their message by adopting the language of abstinence-only groups. Read more »

9 Ways to Halt the Right Wing Culture Wars and Bring Sanity to Sexual Policy  

9 Ways to Halt the Right Wing Culture Wars and Bring Sanity to Sexual Policy

We have a unique opportunity to overturn the perverse agenda of the Religious Right. Read more »

Headache and Indigestion -- Is Your Bra to Blame?  

Headache and Indigestion -- Is Your Bra to Blame?

Bras aren't just about looks; a poor fit can cause health problems. Read more »

  Reproductive Justice and Gender: The hottest buzz and videos on the web  

Photo Shows Top Obama Staffer Groping Hillary Clinton Cut-Out  

Photo Shows Top Obama Staffer Groping Hillary Clinton Cut-Out

Officials are laughing it off, but such a sexist display should be confronted and denounced. Read more »

Gawker Lays Off Its One Female Employee  

Gawker Lays Off Its One Female Employee

Yet another publication ditches diversity and adopts an all-male masthead. Read more »

 

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