Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sex Ed Sunday

  • France is planning to pass legislation to criminalize the clients of sex workers. Their model is based on the laws already present in Sweden. Melissa Gira Grant argues that laws that treat sex workers as victims don't actually help sex workers. (Slate)
  • "Virgin" births more common among girls and women whose parents indicated that they "didn't have enough knowledge to discuss sex and contraception with their daughters." (Stranger SLOG via The Independent)
  • "Free" birth control isn't free (RH Reality Check), and the cases brought against the Affordable Care Act's mandate that birth control be covered by women's insurance isn't about religion - it's about misogyny (The Nation).
  • Many conservative claims regarding abortion - such as the theory of "legitimate rape" - are informed by unethical (and inaccurate) scientific research carried out by Nazis. (Slate)

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