News Round Up Sunday Morning Medicine By Jacqueline Antonovich • June 16, 2013 Sharing TwitterFacebook A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news. Going through menopause? Blame men? Mussolini’s gay island. Scientists sequence DNA of medieval leprosy. What happens to women who are denied abortions? 26 diseases and how they got their names. Disappearing Americana: roadside rest stops. 11 vintage celebrity PSAs. Norway becomes first NATO nation to draft women into the military. Have Eva Braun’s letters been discovered? In other Nazi news, diary of Hitler’s confidant discovered. Slave owner’s descendent gives away plantation. “I am a Wallace, but different.” “Alcohol is Poison!” – A 1950s PSA. The story of the black band aid. Beautiful 1960s photos of people riding the NY subway. Feminist photojournalist passes away at 70. What does your belly say about you? A perfect example of why sex/gender is complicated. Sex after dementia. A 19th-century psychedelic cat painter.
Disappointed by your headline use for the third to last. He’s still a man; he’s just got ovaries. There’s a better way to phrase that.
Hmm…you are absolutely right, Anne. I apologize for my careless wording. I will change it! Can I blame my thoughtlessness on the fact that I wrote these headlines in the Canadian wilderness surrounded by my boisterous vacationing family?