For the mamas who don't get love on Mother's Day via Feministing: "“No one threw me a baby shower. No one said congratulations. My pregnancy was not celebrated. My child’s birth was seen as a failure....In spite of decades of work for girls’ and women’s health justice, a surprisingly narrow band of acceptance surrounds mothers. Jayme was too young, too single, and too poor to receive the embrace of her community."

For the mamas who don't get love on Mother's Day via Feministing: "“No one threw me a baby shower. No one said congratulations. My pregnancy was not celebrated. My child’s birth was seen as a failure....In spite of decades of work for girls’ and women’s health justice, a surprisingly narrow band of acceptance surrounds mothers. Jayme was too young, too single, and too poor to receive the embrace of her community."

Addicting Info – Laverne Cox Inspires Trans Women To Defy Beauty Norms And Create Their Own Vanity Fair Covers (IMAGES)

Addicting Info – Laverne Cox Inspires Trans Women To Defy Beauty Norms And Create Their Own Vanity Fair Covers (IMAGES)

Maria Bamford and the Cathartic Comedy of Mental Illness  by Marisa Carroll    Splitsider.com  March 13th, 2013

Maria Bamford and the Cathartic Comedy of Mental Illness by Marisa Carroll Splitsider.com March 13th, 2013

John Stoltenberg   When historians look back at our era centuries from now, what will they make of the dramatic revolution we’ve seen in the last 50 years in how we humans conceptualize our se…

John Stoltenberg When historians look back at our era centuries from now, what will they make of the dramatic revolution we’ve seen in the last 50 years in how we humans conceptualize our se…

Dave Purchase started the very first needle exchange program in the country in Tacoma,WA.

Dave Purchase started the very first needle exchange program in the country in Tacoma,WA.

"Earlier this month, FIFA lifted its ban on headscarves, allowing female Muslim players to wear hijabs while playing soccer. But that didn't stop high school soccer referees in Aurora, Colorado from prohibiting Samah Aidah to play with her head covered.  Last week in response, the Overland High School girls soccer team took an inspiring stand in support of their teammate and her freedom of religious expression by donning headscarves representative of Aidah's hijab."  Now that's team spirit!

"Earlier this month, FIFA lifted its ban on headscarves, allowing female Muslim players to wear hijabs while playing soccer. But that didn't stop high school soccer referees in Aurora, Colorado from prohibiting Samah Aidah to play with her head covered. Last week in response, the Overland High School girls soccer team took an inspiring stand in support of their teammate and her freedom of religious expression by donning headscarves representative of Aidah's hijab." Now that's team spirit!

A recent study suggests younger women who have heart attacks may hesitate to get help because they’re afraid of being labeled hypochondriacs. But the bigger problem is just how justified that fear really is. Particularly when the cause of an ailment is unknown, doctors default to a psychological explanation in women more than in men. Gender bias plays out on multiple levels, both within and outside the medical system, to affect women’s ability to get life-saving care in a crisis. More women…

A recent study suggests younger women who have heart attacks may hesitate to get help because they’re afraid of being labeled hypochondriacs. But the bigger problem is just how justified that fear really is. Particularly when the cause of an ailment is unknown, doctors default to a psychological explanation in women more than in men. Gender bias plays out on multiple levels, both within and outside the medical system, to affect women’s ability to get life-saving care in a crisis. More women…

"Who said we are satisfied?" - High School picketer Unidentified photographer, 1965 — in Houston, TX.

"Who said we are satisfied?" - High School picketer Unidentified photographer, 1965 — in Houston, TX.

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