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Medicare’s New Coverage for “Transsexual Surgery” Relies on Dated Notions of Gender

May 28, 2015
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By Eric Plemons In 1981, the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) created a Medicare National Coverage Determination (NCD) that declared, “the surgical procedures and attendant therapies for transsexualism” to be unsafe, experimental and controversial, and therefor not eligible for Medicare coverage. In May 2014, the DHHS reversed that policy, declaring that, “transsexual...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: A Deeper Look: Exploring the Violent Homophobia of Jamaica

May 28, 2015
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By Felicia Garcia One afternoon, I was driving to work and I had the reggae station playing on Pandora. Buju Banton’s “Boom Bye-Bye” came on. At first, I wasn’t really paying much attention to what the lyrics were saying. Growing up in a Jamaican family, this kind of music was commonly played in the...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Forum Submissions on Campus Violence, Resistance, and Strategies for Survival DUE 6/1/15

May 27, 2015
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NEXT WEEK!! PLEASE SHARE WIDELY & SUBMIT!! SUBMISSIONS DUE: JUNE 1, 2015 Thank you to everyone who has submitted to the College Feminisms Forum!  Please continue to share and submit!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “COLLECTIVE VOICE OF THE VOICELESS”:  CAMPUS VIOLENCE, RESISTANCE, AND STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL Editors: Martina “Mick” Powell (guest editor) and Heather M. Turcotte ~~~ In 2014,...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: A History of Lipstick

May 26, 2015
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By Zoe Handler   I fall in love for the first time. My partner sighs when my kisses leave faint red lipstick marks on their forehead and their white shirts. Each time I’m apologetic but I like the idea that someone will have to wash away evidence of me and it still might not...
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How Sex Reassignment Surgery Works in America

May 11, 2015
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By Eric Plemons Fascination with Bruce Jenner’s possible transition from male to female has prompted a deluge of writing on Jenner and on the process of transition, more broadly. One such article, by Lenny Bernstein, appeared on the Washington Post “To Your Health” blog in February. Using Jenner as a point of departure, Bernstein’s...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: POETRY BY WAFA SIMPORE

May 6, 2015
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~~~~~~~~~ Step by step is an understatement of the Complexity Confusion Exhaustion That comes along with this work, Deconstruction Reconstruction so that many of us can carry on Carry onto a place of understanding Willingness Strength   Until the lion has a historian, the hunter will always be the hero. – African Proverb  ...
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Climate Change and Feminist Environmentalisms: Closing Remarks

May 1, 2015
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By Cristina Awadalla, Piper Coutinho-Sledge, Alison Criscitiello, Julie Gorecki, and Sonalini Sapra Climate change impacts us all, from the itty-bitty crawler in your garden to the mother in Africa who spends most of her days dangerously trekking for clean water. This forum has concentrated on varying subjects, which shed light on how the climate...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: My Message to Anti-Abortionists

April 24, 2015
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By Anonymous   Dear Picketer, Pulling into the abortion clinic you were there to greet me after my hour-and-a-half long drive across the state line. You glared at my boyfriend and I through the window of my car. He rashly opened the window to hear your opinion and take your pamphlet. You thought your...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Oncofeminism

April 20, 2015
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By Petra Jans Science has always been my calling, but it was not until I started studying feminism at Colorado College that I began to see the ways in which science was conflicting with my being a woman. Though I am now an aspiring physician scientist drawn to cancer research, studying feminism has revealed...
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ELEMENTARY FEMINISMS: The Lucky Ones [Trigger Warning: Discusses Sexual Abuse]

March 23, 2015
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By Nicolette Natale                                      This is how her story starts: “This is what I remember. My lips were cut. I bit down on them when he grabbed me from behind and covered my mouth. He said these...
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AstraZeneca and Lilly to test new cancer drug combination
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Heron Therapeutics Inc said its experimental drug for treating chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) met its main goal in a late-stage trial. The company, whose shares were up 41 percent in extended trading, said it expects to resubmit a ...
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Demi Lovato says she's 'relieved' after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder - BBC News


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Sleep: Caretaker of memories, repairer of prejudice - Los Angeles Times


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