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Friday, August 31, 2012

PPIA's Weekly Wrap-up

Everything that WE think YOU should know about this week in the world of reproductive health care, politics, women's rights, and beyond:

As the Republican National Convention ran this week, Think Progressive blogged minute-by-minute fact checks of the speeches.

During Romney's RNC acceptance speech, he remembers the aftermath to the 2008 election a little differently than most of us.

Planned Parenthood's 11-state bus tour made a big splash on the web this week.

An LGBTQ blogger went undercover at NOM's Anti-Gay Student Conference and uncovered some upsetting information.

Gender segregation in schools is found to be counter-productive and promotes harmful stereotypes.

Women are still being underrepresented in media coverage of the election.

Lidia Yuknavitch, author of the memoir The Chronology of Water, wrote a phenomenal piece about rape culture and male violence for

Bic markets a line of pens for women as "Bic for Her" and gets mocked by the internet community.

Have a great weekend!

This post was created by Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA). PPIA is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL).

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