Worth reading: Better condoms, government handouts, and online violence

By | 2015-04-13T11:43:49+00:00 April 13th, 2015|3 Comments

A few of the recent pieces I’ve liked:

L.V. Anderson at Slate: We Should Have a Better Condom by Now. Here’s Why We Don’t

Emily Badger and Christopher Ingraham at Wonkblog: The rich get government handouts just like the poor. Here are 10 of them.

Mark Binelli in the New York Times: Inside America’s Toughest Federal Prison

Ashley Judd at Mic: Forget Your Team: Your Online Violence Toward Girls and Women Is What Can Kiss My Ass

Jonathan Cohn at the Huffington Post: Working Parents Should Be Very Happy About This Obscure Senate Vote

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Liz Borkowski
Liz Borkowski, MPH is the managing editor of the journal Women's Health Issues and a researcher at the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. Her blog posts are her own and do not necessarily represent the views of her employer.


  1. Innocentia Lukhele 13175662 April 14, 2015 at 9:52 am - Reply

    why would the government hand out better condoms? I means there are far more impotent things than that. Parents should teach their children to abstain, they always say prevention is better than cure and I totally agree. online violence towards women is unacceptable because they kill women’s self-esteem.

  2. Mike Kaye April 17, 2015 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    why would the government hand out better condoms?

    Easy question. It saves money.
    By preventing pregnancy.
    By reducing health care costs.

    And yes, parents and schools should teach children about sex in an age appropriate manner. Abstinence works only if practiced. Abstinence only sex ed does not work as intended.

  3. Netshihanane Mamathuba April 18, 2015 at 6:45 am - Reply

    I am from a South Africa a country ravaged by HIV,with free condoms distributed throughout the country,currently the government is thinking about distribution in universities but since the start of the distribution new infection levels have been reduced,It would be great if the U.S were to follow,without forgetting sex-education of course

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