From the Mailbag

Shaker Marked Hoosier sends on this article, which he aptly describes as a CNN anchor concern trolling about Plan B being made available to 17-year-olds. He does a hell of a lot of hand-wringing over the idea of a 17-year-old managing her own reproduction for someone who never mentions that the age of consent is 17 or younger in all but 8 states, even as he whines: "In most states, minors can't get a tattoo, body piercings or go to a tanning salon without a parent's permission, but we are going to leave them alone to take Plan B."

Shaker Hillevi sends this article with the note: "I don't know whether to weep that giving up sex for a week is described as 'the ultimate sacrifice' or whether to celebrate women organizing in a country where they are grossly marginalized." As for me, I just can't get beyond my angst that sex is still the best bargaining chip most women have.

Shaker InfamousQBert forwards this post about the Australian Harper's Bazaar featuring "plus-sized" model Crystal Renn. The images are really amazing, just for the sheer fact that it's revolutionary to see a woman of her size in fashion photos. (One note of warning: There's some "real woman" stuff in comments there.)

Shaker David sends this interesting op-ed from the Boston Globe positing that women's involvement in the legislature is behind the (incomplete) progressive agenda there.

Shaker ksfeminist emails: "I was listening to NPR on my way to work today and 'The Walt Bodine Show' had Lily Ledbetter as their guest. If any Shakers are interested in hearing the interview, the audio should be posted tomorrow here."

And Shaker Siobhan sends along this article (with a trigger warning) about Tyra Banks testifying against a stalker and headlined: "Supermodel and Her Admirer Meet, Face to Face in Court." Notes Siobhan dryly: "Because, as we all know, stalking is a compliment." Sigh.

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