Student Sustainability Collective: Public Health

thedailywhat:

Sex Strike of the Day: In the West African nation of Togo, the term “playing games” has taken on new meaning — starting today, women protesting President Faure Gnassingbe are withholding sex from their husbands for a week, in order to help persuade them that Gnassingbe has to go. According to Isabelle Ameganvi, leader of the women’s wing of civil rights group Let’s Save Togo, a sex strike may be just the beginning:
We have many means to oblige men to understand what women want in Togo.
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thedailywhat:

Sex Strike of the Day: In the West African nation of Togo, the term “playing games” has taken on new meaning — starting today, women protesting President Faure Gnassingbe are withholding sex from their husbands for a week, in order to help persuade them that Gnassingbe has to go. 

According to Isabelle Ameganvi, leader of the women’s wing of civil rights group Let’s Save Togo, a sex strike may be just the beginning:

We have many means to oblige men to understand what women want in Togo.

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What’s going on here is basically a con game to suggest otherwise. What do con men do? They normally try to change their name. The FDA has thankfully stopped that.

— Sugar Association lawyer Dan Callister • Praising the Food and Drug Administration’s rejection of an attempt by the Corn Refiners Association to rename the recently-controversial “high fructose corn syrup” to something a tad less innocuous — “corn sugar” to be specific. Let’s face it — when giant agricultural industry groups fight in public, everyone wins. (via shortformblog)


publichealthiseverybodyshealth:

Find out what National Women’s Health Week events are going on near you! Some events are online as well so you don’t have to worry about time to drive to where you need to be. In addition, this website has tons of resources and other information regarding women’s health issues, topics, and concerns. Check it out or at least bookmark it for later!

publichealthiseverybodyshealth:

Find out what National Women’s Health Week events are going on near you! Some events are online as well so you don’t have to worry about time to drive to where you need to be. In addition, this website has tons of resources and other information regarding women’s health issues, topics, and concerns. Check it out or at least bookmark it for later!


ecowatchorg:

On Sunday, the NY Times Magazine ran a fascinating yet disturbing story about a growing trend—young girls going through puberty, way before their time. In the story, the Times explores how early puberty is effecting girls and their families across the country, and what parents, doctors and scientists are doing to address this troubling issue.To read more, click here. 

ecowatchorg:

On Sunday, the NY Times Magazine ran a fascinating yet disturbing story about a growing trend—young girls going through puberty, way before their time. In the story, the Times explores how early puberty is effecting girls and their families across the country, and what parents, doctors and scientists are doing to address this troubling issue.

To read more, click here