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Guest Editor Rev. Dr. Barbara Welch talks about "Existential Shame", substance abuse, and the world of local churches Research Associate’s Note: As part of our new PANDEMIC section, we are continuing to reflect on how helping institutions, particularly the Church, can be present to meet people’s needs in a time of fear, stress, and isolation. … Continue reading PANDEMIC EDITION: Pastors, Is Your Church Safe for Survivors of Abuse?
Reporting today on Nov. 7, 2019 finally contains some good news for women! A Federal Judge in NY has struck down the Trump Administration's so-called "Conscience" Law which allowed medical professionals to deny reproductive care to women on the basis of the provider's religious beliefs. “Today’s decision is an important victory against the Trump Administration’s … Continue reading Court Win on Reproductive Access!
Yes, you CAN do something to fight period poverty (inability to purchase menstrual products), which causes women to choose between food and hygiene, or stay home from work or school. We can change this! Sign Period Project’s Manifesto! https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/endperiodpoverty Nadya Okamoto founded the nonprofit Period—a youth-led “menstrual movement” dedicated to improving access to period products—when … Continue reading END 🔴 Period Poverty! The MANIFESTO
Around the world, the costs of menstruation are anything but trivial. Women and girls are often shamed, debased, bullied and excluded during menstruation, and poverty poses a special humiliation. United Nations Recommendations The Curse. Aunt Flow. Red Alert. On the Rag—What’s the Problem with Female Functions? Some folks might think the “cost” of shaming women … Continue reading 🔴 WORLD PERIOD DAY| PERIOD SHAMING: Do You Know It’s Costs Worldwide?
Are You More Than A Body? Lots of people seem to think that girls and women are defined, and only valued, by their physical sexual characteristics. This view is embedded in most cultures at a very deep level, both in terms of concrete social practices (veiling, enforced modesty codes, segregation) and within the psyches of … Continue reading Happy International Day of the Girl, 2019! Ask “Are You More Than a Body?”
Time is running out! Change is one of those ambivalent features of human life. Like it or not, we will all encounter it. Embodiment Means Change As an embodied creature living on a linear timeline, with significant cyclical ‘repeats’, some change seems lovely—another spring! Another holiday! Another phase of the moon! But other changes are … Continue reading BODIES! When Change is NOT Your Friend…
Blood of ISIS Knot, and Cuneiform Symbol for Female Organs HEALTH & SEXUALITY Gynecology, health, art and culture come together in this new museum devoted to “Lady Parts” opening soon in Britain. Read More here...
Sometimes, nothing can make you feel worse than looking at the mirror. Society has high standards for all its females, but someone whose body is in the process of changing (puberty) or worse, not changing, to meet the standards of hypothetical beauty can scorch away any self esteem.So, if you worry about how much you eat, how … Continue reading GIRLS HEALTH: Get Happy with Your Body!