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Father’s day post from Hugo Schwyzer

Hugo Schwyzer is a great man, feminist, activist. He write columns for various online spaces and works as an activist in his community and across North America. Here is a piece he wrote about raising his daughter:

“I need your help, papa”: a reprint with an update on feminist fathering of a toddler girl

From October 2010. 

Our daughter is 21 months old. As of her last doctor’s visit, she’s in the 90th percentile for height and the 20th percentile for weight. She’s doing great on a vegan diet. So far, Heloise is not particularly interested in sports (balls and the like), but is very interested in clothing, and likes to go through her drawers and inspect what she has to wear. Heloise has got a rapidly expanding vocabulary and a great memory for people. She’s clearly social, perhaps even outright extroverted. Like her father, she likes to move quickly from one activity to the next, and is particularly interested in going to see friends and family. Our basic conversations often revolve around when we’re going to see Ruthie (her best friend) or “abuela” again. Walking down the street, she waves at strangers, saying “Hi” in an enthusiastic voice. When strangers don’t respond, Heloise looks confused and crestfallen — and it’s all her father can do not to walk up to those who have failed to notice my daughter’s greeting and tell them “Damn you, pay attention! My daughter said ‘hello!’” (more…)

Male birth control?!

A new study for male birth control that is less extreme as a vasectomy and reversible with only one injection! Read the article here.

YAY finally somebody is recgonizing that birth control is not just a woman’s responsibility! But…

wait a sec! I wonder: would you trust a man to completely go through this? I don’t know if I would. Now some guys sure no problem! But a vast majority I wouldn’t even trust to go to the clinic to get tested. Perhaps this is just my jaded opinion – what do you think?