Title IX: Rally for girls sports

The National Women’s Law Center is hosting a Title IX webinar tomorrow called Rally for Girls’ Sports. Title IX, which became law in 1972, is designed to create equity for girls and women in the education system. Most notably, it has been used to create equal access to sports. Coaches, educators, parents and anyone interested…

Are you ready for some football?

It’s fall and for a lot of people — myself included — that means it’s time for football. (Go Ducks!) But these days it’s not just a matter of college or pros. There’s also the two-year-old Lingerie Football League, which launched a Las Vegas franchise this fall called Vegas Sin. The question: Is this just…

Violent times

*TRIGGER WARNING* Is it just me or has there been an explosion of sexual violence cases in the news lately? What the hell is going on out there?! A 15-year-old girl was raped and brutally murdered (multiple stab wounds and the body was set on fire!) while walking home in her neighborhood this week. Her…

The back-up plan

What will/would you do if your birth control fails? You might want to be more prepared than these two: This fall, Planned Parenthood is running a public information campaign to raise awareness about back-up birth control, specifically emergency contraception (aka, “EC”). “Accidents happen which is why it is essential for any sexually-active woman, or man…