The Return of the Retro!

Because nothing is better than a ridiculous WWII era STD prevention campaign. Vote for your favorite here! P.S. I stole this from our peer ed Amee (who is too busy being awesome in Africa to post this on the blog personally). Additionally – these appear to be somewhat a hobby of mine as I have…

Birth Control For Dudes

A new article from Gizmodo (and the attractive picture of a sperm bicycle that accompanies it) have got me thinking and re-thinking about the idea of birth control for men. I had actually heard of the idea long ago when listening to a podcast about male birth control. So far, there hasn’t been a lot…

you can do anything

I am especially dedicating this video to all the lovely Barnard women who are about to graduate and PARTICULARLY those of us who don’t have plans yet.

Match.com Screening for Sex Predators

Recently, Match.com announced that it would screen its applicants against the national sex offenders registry. This is response to a lawsuit from a woman who experienced sexual assault from just such a person who she met on the website. While this might be considered a triumph for the prevention of sexual assault, this article brings…

Barnard Prospective Experience

This weekend, I attended a long set of prospective student functions and hosted two “prospies” last night. I must admit, a fair bit of nostalgia and thought did occur. So, I offer you my criticism.

Home Births: yay or nay?

We hear a lot in the feminist community about home births and how great they are; movies like “The Business of Being Born” make it sound like the only natural option for childbirth. But it’s becoming less and less popular world-wide, and many doctors believe that it’s overly dangerous. This article in the Guardian has…

The problem with gBear

For me, the transition from Barnard webmail to gBear went pretty well. People complain about it sometimes but it’s a good email platform and, you know, if anyone would explain to me what “Google groups” means, I’m sure that’s really helpful. But this article points out a real problem with the new system: it is…