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Planned Parenthood in the US goes Pink for Obama

By Katherine Dodds On November 07, 2012 | 0 Comments

It's the day after the US election, and Planned Parenthood declares Obama Reelection Is ‘Resounding Victory for Women’

Planned Parenthood Action Fund president literally jumping for joy when the news of Obama's reelection broke! 

Note: all images from Planned Parenthood Action's Live Election blog.

“This is a resounding victory for women. More than ever before, women’s health was a decisive issue in this election. Americans today voted to ensure that women will have access to affordable health care and be able to make their own medical decisions,” said Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

Pictured Above: Online HQ for the PP get out the vote! 

Here in Canada we were watching through the news and sites like this, and on my Facebook stream there seemed to be a collective sigh of relief. It also got me exploring the Planned Parenthood US sites a bit more and seeing the many connections with the work here in Canada. We at Hello Cool World through our work, and through this That's So Sexy blog, have been working in BC with Options for Sexual Health since it was Planned Parenthood BC. Now, our Canadian National organization, which is still connected with the international Planned Parenthood Federation is called the Canadian Federation for Sexual Health.

And we do have a lot of work to do here at home, as we have a Prime Minister that is our crazy equivalent to Mitt Romney. More on that in future blogs!

If anything this US election brought the issues of gender and reproductive health and rights front and centre in all progressive's minds. And that is, IMHO, a good thing. Also for Canadians.

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Katherine Dodds AKA "Kat" is the founder of Good Company Communications and HelloCoolWorld.com. Trained in renegade advertising & branding through her work with Adbusters in the '90s, Kat's early induction into the possibilities of the web-world was inspired by the term hypertext, which she immediately found comforting. She is dedicated to cause-related communication and to the development and use of tools that promote democratic processes.

This weekend, Vancouver puts on her finest leather miniskirt for the SlutWalk

By Michelle Reid On May 09, 2011 | 0 Comments

Picture from the SlutWalk Vancouver Facebook PageOn January 24th, 2011, a Toronto police officer enraged sexual rights advocates around the world when he told a group of middle school students that women should "avoid dressing like sluts" if they didn't want to be victimized. The response was a SlutWalk, where more than a thousand women and men marched through downtown Toronto in provocative outfits, holding signs that pointed out clothing does not equal consent. The phenomenon has taken off, with SlutWalks springing up all over North America. And on May 15th, we'll be celebrating our own SlutWalk here in Vancouver.

While many are praising SlutWalks for seizing on our zeitgeist of humour-as-political-weapon, I've read a lot of responses to the first SlutWalk that distressed me. Critics are have drawn comparisons that go a lot like, "I wouldn't leave my car unlocked with the windows rolled down in a bad neighbourhood if I didn't want it to get stolen, so don't wear a short skirt if you don't want a man to rape you." This is a bad analogy for a lot of reasons, the least of which is not that my body is not a car.

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Michelle is a freelance writer and anthropologist with a Master of Public Health from UBC. Her passions are promoting health and building community. She's worked in grassroots community organizations in Vancouver, Victoria and Oceania.

Vote for Sexual and Reproductive Health Today!

By Michelle Reid On May 02, 2011 | 0 Comments
I'm young, female, Aboriginal, and pro-choice, and that's why I voted against Harper.

I'm young, female, Aboriginal, and pro-choice, and that's why I voted against Harper.

Today, May 2nd, is the general election in Canada. It's hard for me to focus on anything else because the last few weeks have been so inspiring: seeing so many people of all ages come together to challenge voter apathy with insight and innovation. I'm hopeful that today will be a landmark election in Canadian history, one that demonstrates we aren't apathetic about how our country is led. You might know that in the last election, two out of five eligible voters didn't vote; only one in five voted for the current Prime Minister. In comparison, this election saw the highest-ever numbers of advance voting.

Why am I talking about the election on That's So Sexy? Because the personal is political, and your sexual health (and choices, and freedom!) are political issues. Stephen Harper has done terrible things for reproductive and sexual health while in office, many that directly impact Canadian women everywhere.

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