Aren’t you glad you don’t need two assistants, poles, and a 10ft radius when you dress up?
Source: London Stereoscopic Company, 1860
Happy Friday, Feronians! Today, we celebrate the 48th anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, the ruling that legalized the use of birth control between married couples. (Can you believe that was only 48 years ago? I certainly can’t!)
Today, we’re featuring Birth Control Benefits All, stories from all 50 states on how birth control benefits everyone. Check it out at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, but we want to highlight one story, happening right here in Florida:
Before the ACA [Affordable Care Act], my insurance company considered OB/GYNs “specialists;” therefore, the copay was high and lab work was not covered. Additionally, the birth control that was covered was listed as a third-tier prescription – meaning I paid $60 a month. Lst week I saw my doctor for my annual exam and had no copay or lab bill. Yesterday I picked up the first of my new annual [birth control] prescription and paid nothing! This will save me around $900 a year, which is significant for a young, married professional. Ivy B., Panama City Beach
That’s why we fight for accessible contraception every day. Happy anniversary to you, legal birth control! We love you.
It’s Friday! Woo-hoo! A little birdie told us about this HILARIOUS series of men photographed in stereotypical pin-up poses. Visit Flickr to see the entire series.
Here’s a taste…
Happy Friday, Feronians! I hope you have the best weekend ever.
On this Fun Friday, we’re sharing a great video that’s been making its way around the web recently – will this be the TED talk that turns all men into feminists? It’s interesting, that’s for sure:
I feel it my civic duty to introduce everyone I know to Mental Floss magazine (and website). Their tag line is Where Knowledge Junkies Get Their Fix and that really couldn’t be more accurate. This is the only magazine that I can’t bring myself to recycle when I’m done reading it. This article caught my attention yesterday so I wanted to share it with you: To Great Lengths: 7 Historic Cures for Impotence.
GYT is just around the corner so we thought we’d get you thinking by testing your knowledge of sex ed and STIs. Follow this link, take the quiz, and post your score in our comments section. It’s only 8 questions long so it won’t take long. I got a perfect score, but then again, I’m a sex educator. Have a safe and fun weekend!
We want you to go into the weekend knowing that we think you are beautiful. Do you think you are beautiful?