Feministing has an article worth reading that definitely makes me resent anti-depressants, and how commonly they are prescribed to women for the sake of “calming us down.” Check it out. 

Going Green

It’s a bit hard to “go green” while living in an apartment, let alone university housing, but there are still a few things we can do. This Green Retrofit Checklist has a few possibilities, including the newly hip compact fluorescent light bulbs that produce less heat and use less energy. (Keep in mind that changing…

Everyone’s two favorite things

This American Life, public radio’s (unarguably) best show, tackled the subject of testosterone in their February 22nd show (found here; it’s episode 220).  The show has 4 acts: first, a man whose body stopped producing testosterone for about 4 months talks about how his perceptions changed; second, a transgender male speaks about his experiences, both…

Abstinence Clubs at Harvard

NYTimes Magazine has an article about True Love Revolution, the student group at Harvard which promotes abstinence. Filled with valuing women based on their status as a virgins, railings against safe sex (criminal, really), and cringe-worthy and laughable quotes (such as “There is no condom for the heart”).

awesome news for people in PA

Brought to you by the amazing Planned Parenthood: Interested in FREE birth control? SelectPlan for Women is a new program that provides free annual exams, free birth control and free HIV and STD testing for qualifying Pennsylvania women aged 18 – 44. Ask for details about this exciting new coverage when you are in a…

Earth Hour

EARTH HOUR is 8pm-9pm this Saturday, March 29! There’s a CU group on facebook and/or you can sign up at http://www.earthhour.org which also has lots more information about the event. From that website: On March 31 2007, for one hour, Sydney made a powerful statement about the greatest contributor to global warming – coal-fired electricity…

Fave Feminist Films?

Feministing had a great post a few weeks back about favorite feminist films. It’s worth a read for the great list of movies that it generated, and caught my attention particularly because “The Labyrinth,” my very very favorite movie as a kid, was listed in the comments. I had never thought of Labyrinth as being…

Airborne a hoax?

I was forwarded this video about Airborne by my brother. Still not sure what to think about it. Anyone have any ideas about Airborne and whether it actually works? I know I think it works, but maybe it’s all in my head. Truthfully, though, even if I’m only feeling like I’m getting better, I think…