Tune into Womyn’s Word on CHRY105.5FM from 12 - 1pm tomorrow for our show on PORN AND FEMINISM.
We will be featuring an episode of WINGS entilted PORNIFYING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN and a news feature by CHRY’S own News Now reporter, Megan!
Stay tuned for the a download link for the show to be upcoming tomorrow after the program.
It’s also Sarah’s second year anniversary hosting Womyn’s Word! Whoo!
Cost Of Birth Control Higher In Some Low-Income Neighborhoods Than In Wealthy Ones
Researchers focused on the price of seven commonly-used contraceptives — including various forms of the pill as well as transvaginal options like the ring. They cross-referenced the price information across various counties with median household incomes from the 2010 census.
Nearly every prescription contraceptive was more expensive in low-income zip codes, the researchers found.
In most cases, price differed by just a few dollars. For two of the contraceptives, the cost was significantly less in the wealthiest zip codes.
Researchers said they don’t know the reason for the price discrepancies. Certain neighborhoods may not have a large, chain pharmacy that offers lower prices and runs specials, Zite speculated.
“There is other research that has shown that a lot of needs for health, like fruits and vegetables, are more expensive in lower-income neighborhoods,” Zite added.
uh oh is this going to start another fight that healthy food isn’t actually expensive and poor people just dont try hard enough to eat well because “duh my family eats sooo many veggies with little money, so everyone is able to do it!”
wut? people are systemically kept in poverty?!
but but american dream and upward mobility and and…. bootstraps!
(Source: The Huffington Post)
Next week on Womyn’s Word, Sarah speaks with Lauren Krishner of Sister Writes. Tune into CHRY105.5FM or CHRY.FM to hear the interview again, Wednesday October 31. (Happy early Halloween!)
Sister Writes offers free creative writing classes for women in Parkdale and the surrounding neighborhoods of Toronto’s West End. The program was founded in January 2010 by writer Lauren Kirshner with the support of Sistering, a drop-in center empowering women since 1976.
Now in its fourth session, Sister Writes helps give a voice to women marginalized by a variety of factors, including homelessness, poverty, domestic abuse, limited educational opportunities and mental health issues. Through the generous support of a number of sponsors and with the assistance of guest writers, the program provides weekly writing workshops for women to develop their creative potential, hone literacy skills and build self-esteem.
Through the Sister Writes program, women also learn organizational and presentation skills as they work toward producing a magazine to showcase their creations. Each session of the program culminates in the public launch of the Sister Writes magazine, Roots to Branches, written and illustrated by the participants themselves.
Empowering, inclusive, and definitely hands-on, Sister Writes is dedicated to the principle of building community one story at a time.
This week on Womyn’s Word, Sarah speaks with Lynda Grey, author and self-publisher of First Nations 101 about feminism, the associations that First Nations peoples live with, and what we can do to increase the power of their voices. Tune in this Wednesday from 12-1pm on CHRY.FM to hear the entire interview again.
”First Nations 101 is an easy to read primer that provides readers with a broad overview of the diverse and complex lives of First Nations people. It is packed with more than 70 subjects including veterans, youth, urbanization, child welfare, appropriate questions to ask a First Nations person, feminism, the medicine wheel, Two-spirit (LGBTQ), residential schools, the land bridge theory, and language preservation. Author Lynda Gray endeavours to leave readers with a better understanding of the shared history of First Nations and non-First Nations people, and ultimately calls upon all of us - individuals, communities, and governments - to play active roles in bringing about true reconciliation between First Nations and non-First Nations people.”
This quote is from Bill Blair, Toronto Police Chief. It is a HUGE statement, it really is. I just wish he could communicate it and make it sink in throughout his force.
Nonetheless, a step in the right direction.