This Week: Male Survivors, GOP Gains, & more

Why 200 Men Are Speaking Out On Oprah
Huffington Post: “The sheer numbers of male survivors are staggering; according to most researchers, one in six men has been sexually abused by age 18.”

What Do GOP Gains Mean for Health Care, Abortion Rights?
The Media Consortium: “The most significant threat to the implementation of health care reform may be at the state level.  Republicans picked up several governorships, and the Affordable Care Act requires the cooperation of states to set up their own insurance exchanges.”

The Real Reason Sharron Angle Lost
Slate: “When right-wing men say over-the-top crazy things, there’s a tendency to let it go. Part of it is that we’re used to it, but the other part of it is that the unforgiving rhetoric and aggression of movement conservatism seems masculine. But when a woman spouts right-wing nuttery, that’s a man-bites-dog story, and it gets attention.”

Transgender man comes out on GWU women’s basketball team
TBD: “Both Bozeman and the George Washington University have released statements in support of Allums, but the support of transgender athletes within the NCAA remains largely untested.”

A mother’s anti-homophobia rant goes viral
Salon: “It didn’t take long for Nerdy Apple Bottom’s eloquent, passionate post to start making making the rounds as a refreshing example of great parenting in action – and a sobering reminder that even the youngest boys and girls who stray outside the most rigid of gender expectations scare the crap out of a lot of people.”

Free Birth Control: Health Care Overhaul May Provide Pill As Preventative Medicine
Huffington Post: “A panel of experts advising the government meets in November to begin considering what kind of preventive care for women should be covered at no cost to the patient, as required under President Barack Obama’s overhaul.”

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