Posts Tagged ‘health’

Where Is D.C.’s Transgender Data?

In June, the Mayor's Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs Affairs released the District's first report on the health of gay, lesbian, and bisexual residents [PDF]. At the report's conclusion, it admits to several limitations. Including this one: “there were no questions asked about transgender residents.”
Why did the report omit [...]

The State of LGBT Health—Minus the “T”

This week, the District Mayor's Office of GLBT Affairs released the "LGB Health 2010 Report," an examination of everything from smoking habits to sexual behavior in the gay community. This is the District's first report to address the health of lesbians, gays, and bisexuals in the District. But as the report's title makes clear, the [...]

Sexist Comments of the Week: Wedding Day “Health” Edition

Last week on the Sexist, we payed tribute to the wedding industry's focus on women's "health," as evidenced through its tireless "BIG DAY" diet promotions, its images of women squeezing into too-small white dresses, and its total obsession with brides, not grooms. Commenters weighed in (GET IT?):

Why Wedding Weight Loss Isn’t About “Health”

Earlier this week, I engaged in some light mockery of a People Magazine contest encouraging brides-to-be to lose weight before their wedding days. But yesterday, some commenters pointed out why this is no joking matter: Did you know that these women are, like, fat? And you do know how unhealthy that is, right?
Holy shit, you [...]

Swine Flu and the Abortion Debate

The danger of swine flu in pregnant women has received a great deal of press attention recently. As concerns over the health of pregnant women rise, the abortion debate has slyly emerged as a a central influence in the dialogue.
Yesterday, the New York Times told the story of Aubrey Opdyke, a 27-year-old woman who was [...]

D.C. HIV Rate: 3 Percent

It only takes a one percent infection rate for a disease to be considered a "generalized and severe" epidemic. Washington, D.C.'s HIV/AIDS rate is now three times as severe as "severe": The Washington Post reported yesterday that "at least 3 percent of District residents have HIV or AIDS."

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