A Month of Awesome Women: Yvette Mulongo

Don't let Yvette Mulongo's big brown eyes or soft-spoken voice fool you. She is one awesome woman, determined to change one of the most dangerous places to be a woman -- one girl at a time. Mulongo is a healthcare advocate from the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country known as the "ground zero of rape." Maternal death, lack of access to basic education and contraception, and a destructive disease called fistula are also commonplace in Mulongo's home country. ...more

Thank you, Grace, for sharing Ms. Mulongo's story with us. As awful as it is for me to say this, ...more

Bush Administration Punishes "Forced Abortions" in China by Cutting Off Contraceptives in Africa

There is nothing as infuriating as dangerous public policy made on circular logic. The latest example of irrational policies coming out of the Bush administration is the decision to withhold condoms, birth control pills, and other contraceptives paid for by the United States from Marie Stopes International, a British non-governmental organization that operates family planning and reproductive health clinics in impoverished nations. ...more

I know it is just women's "health," but it will still be nice to have the powers that be care ...more

Whither 'Tis Nobler To Shun Intervention in Childbirth, Or Just Have The Damn Baby, Whatever It Takes

I'm due to give birth in about three weeks. Possibly sooner, if this massive baby gets his way and manages to punch his way out before then. I'll be giving birth in a hospital, attended by our family doctor, and, yes, there will be drugs. Epidural me, baby. PLEASE. ...more

I had a long labour, and ended up with gas and air, epidural, and a vontouse delivery after 3 ...more

Law and Media Roundup: It's all about R-E-S-P-E-C-T

R-E-S-P-E-C-T. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Aretha Franklin's iconic song. It seems like the perfect theme song for the posts in this week's law and media roundup. Here's a link to a you-tube clip you can listen to while surfing along with me. The Divorce Diva offers crucial information to help you get unhitched without becoming unhinged: ...more