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Anti-Choice Legislators Vote Today to Overturn Healthcare Reform

With the recent passage of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) and with the Supreme Court upholding the legislation, you would think we could all breathe a sigh of relief. Ahhh, healthcare reform and healthcare coverage for all…right?? Nope. As soon as it passed, douchebag House legislators began furiously working to repeal it. Today (7/11), … Continue reading

Feminism / Veganism

6 Posts Tackling Toxic Beauty Norms, Diets & Body Image for “Healthy Weight Week”

Many women have unhealthy relationships with food and their bodies. The media bombards us with images of thin, photoshopped bodies that transcend reality. We will never attain those unrealistic images we see on TV and in glossy magazines. Models don’t even look like that, every “flaw” airbrushed away. Yet we attack our bodies, often starving … Continue reading

Feminism / Veganism

Guest Post: Loving Animals, Loving Myself: How Veganism is Changing My Self-Image

Written by Erin Plante. Originally published at Eat Plants and Run. Reprinted with permission. Sleepovers with my step-sister B. were the best.  When she came over, the whole house and yard became full of imagination and play.  The living room turned into a swamp full of alligators, as we scrambled from couch to loveseat or … Continue reading

Feminism

The Weight of Words: ‘How Much Do You Weigh?’ Project Opens Door to Discuss Body Image & Taboo of Weight Shame

“Have you lost weight?” “You look so skinny!” “These jeans make my ass look fat.” These are some of the things we as women say to one another…and to ourselves. Our discourse may revolve around weight but we don’t share how much we weigh. Declaring your weight can be a radical act. Exposing and exploring … Continue reading

Feminism

HPV Day and How Bachmann & Perry HPV Vaccine Debate Proves Neither Candidate Gives a Shit About Women’s Health

While I’m a novice political wonk, I’ve been resisting writing about the presidential campaigns of conservative douchebags Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Governor Rick Perry. Listening to their sexist, racist, ignorant rants makes me want to claw my ear drums out. But hiding my head in the sand isn’t going to make them go away. Although … Continue reading

Veganism

Vida Vegan Con: Vegan Nutrition

Hi Everyone! Here at the Nutrition Panel for Vida Vegan Con. Whether going vegan for health reasons or dealing with friends and family curious where you get your protein, vegans frequently deal with nutrition. Reading nutrition labels, necessary nutrients, how plant-based diets combat chronic disease, and what “superfoods” you should be eating…the panelists broached all … Continue reading