All posts tagged Medicine

From the page: “Statistical analysis revealed that women who sometimes or often engaged in sexual activity during menstruation are 1.5 times less likely to have endometriosis than women who do not engage in sexual activities during menstruation.”

Stonefly‘s comment, “Pro-lifers trying to take another angle, and this one really pisses me off. Is a black woman’s right to chose qualitatively different? Lets talk a bout black feminism shall we? What do we suppose bell hooks has to say about all of this? Black genocide my ass.”

Yeah, I’m outraged too.

“New York state relaxed harsh Rockefeller drug laws from the 1970s that required prison sentences for nonviolent drug crimes and will let judges send addicts to treatment programs… estimated this will save the state about “a quarter of a billion dollars” a year.”

via The New York Times

I wouldn’t say this is news exactly, but I’ve noticed there has been a collective effort to publicize this type of tragic violence toward women recently.

From the page: This month in Afghanistan, men on motorcycles threw acid on a group of girls who dared to attend school. One of the girls, a 17-year-old named Shamsia, told reporters from her hospital bed: “I will go to my school even if they kill me. My message for the enemies is that if they do this 100 times, I am still going to continue my studies.”