Sunday, April 20, 2008

Things I Forgot to Post About

Since I've been spending most of the weekend writing my paper on Planned Parenthood, I don't have much time to write in-depth posts about things that have happened this week. So here's some light reading for you.

Leslie Bennett on household chores, child-rearing, and married life. "I admit that my husband helps out more than many men, but here’s another news flash: It isn’t because he’s such a fabulously enlightened being. Left to his own devices, he would doubtless park himself in front of the TV like some sitcom male-chauvinist couch potato while I did all the work. The reason Jeremy “helps” as much as he does (an offensive terminology that itself suggests who’s really being held responsible) is simple: He doesn’t have a choice." It's highly disappointing that, in the right margin of this article, is a little slideshow featuring "31 ways to meet a quality man."

The non-story of the so-called abortion artist leaves people feeling duped. A Yale art student claims to have artificially inseminated herself and then induced bleeding -- and it's caught on tape. "Miscarriage" and "abortion" are thrown around in this article, but no one, not even the artist herself, can possibly know for certain that she was ever pregnant to begin with. And isn't that the point?

One student at King Middle School in Maine was prescribed birth control in the last 6 months. I guess that means the presence of birth control options makes kids have sex without birth control. *rolls eyes*

A sheriff at a women's jail in Oklahoma raped enough inmates to possibly be sentenced to 467 years in prison. But his bail was a whopping $50,000. Hmmm . . . .

Some of the women in that polygamist compound might have given birth at 13.
A dirty old man having sex with a 13-year-old = Ewwwwww.


AlexCanteen said...

As a male, I am sickened by the actions but those that share my gender.
I work, currently, at a university health promotion office. Thankfully, we have a group of young men who are dedicated to teaching their peers about ways to stop sexual violence and rape from the men's side. It's an uphill climb, but they are fighting the good fight.

FEMily! said...

That is very cool. Every university should have such a group. It's very important that men get involved in helping women on a global level, and it seems like more men are actively trying to end violence against women.

Like your shirt, by the way.