From reproductive rights, health & mental wellness, feminism, and everything in between, these are some of the news highlights that have happened this week:
Do you have to continue to start using your birth control on Sundays? Dr. Sarah Kennedy says no.
President Obama’s new immigration program (aka, the Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) went into effect this week. Here are the list of requirements as well as the list of documents you need in order to be approved for deferral.
When it comes to abortion, it’s all about the language, and not about the beliefs.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has selected Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate. What does this mean for everyone? Most importantly, what does this mean for women?
CNN’s Candy Crowley will be moderating the 2012 presidential debates. This will make her the first woman to moderate a presidential debate in 20 years!
“Who here respects women?”
New Mexico: The State Senate has designated August 25th as Young Parents Recognition Day. (This needs to be nationwide!)
“It’s up to one pregnant teen to stop an alien attack” (or how to reduce the stigma of teen pregnancy.)
Maryland: The Federal Appeals Court To will hold a new hearing on Baltimore’s regulation of deceptive crisis pregnancy centers.
HIV rates for African American women continue to rise.
California: Nahida of The Fatal Feminist was informed that The South Bay Islamic Association’s Evergreen Center is making plans for a new mosque that will hold 393 spaces in the men’s prayer room and only 160 spaces in the women’s prayer room. Contact the center to suggest adding more spaces for women to pray.
Mississippi: Students (particularly black students & students w/ disabilities) are being sent to prison for misbehaving in the classroom.
Check out this graph of the percentages of women and men in poverty by race/ethnicity.
Sex? Not my kid! A new book explores parental delusions about their teens’ sexuality.
High school feminists discuss women’s rights advocacy.
New York: Paid sick leave pits big businesses against women, progressives, and people of color.
Can’t figure out how to eat healthy is a budget? Check out these tips.
Are you studying medicine? Check out Medical Students for Choice ‘s Conference on Family Planning November 10-11, 2012, in St. Louis, Missouri.
Nevada: A judge sets a hearing date for a lawsuit that challenges the state’s same sex ban on same sex marriage.
New York University has been named one of the top trans-friendly universities in the country.
Feministing is looking for a new blogging contributor. Do you have what it takes?
Last but not least: Janelle Monae joins the faces of Cover Girl. Perfect!
Until next week…