The Medicalization of FGM

Holy Hormones Journal:  What is with the lurid fascination with women’s genitalia? This has been going on for thousands of years – and now with great movements lead to advocates around the world to end  female genital mutilation – it has come under the guise of the medical system which has medicalized and tampered with Continue Reading …

ACOG: Breast and Labial Surgery Recommendations for Adolescent Girls

A woman’s body is the battlefield where she fights for liberation. It is through her body that oppression works, reifying her, sexualizing her, victimizing her, disabling her. ~Germaine Greer, The Whole Woman, 1999 Holy Hormones Journal: In May of this year the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists made recommendations for breast and labial surgery in Continue Reading …

Solving Female Desire by Targeting our Minds

Holy Hormones Journal: It has been my honor to belong to a prestigious groups of feminist scholars, researchers and academicians who are watching what the pharmaceutical  companies are marketing to women. Many of you may be aware of the campaign against the ‘female Viagra” that was waged to prevent the FDA from passing the drug – which Continue Reading …

Eve Ensler: Archetypal Eve and the Apple of Remembering

Holy Hormones Journal: Somehow this week – I stumbled on the Bioneers web site – (have you ever listened to the syndicated radio broadcasts, Revolution from the Heart of Nature? Founded in 1990 in Santa Fe, New Mexico by social entrepreneurs Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, Bioneers advances the great transformation underway in human civilization Continue Reading …

Red Flag Warning: Teens to be Sterilized with LARC’s in Medical Experiment

Holy Hormones Journal: Menstrual health advocates have been right all along. We saw where this birth control movement was heading… out of the hands of women (who fought so very hard to get the right to control the number of children they brought into the world) and into the hands of men. The patriarchy. The Continue Reading …

Menstruation A Reproductive Rights Issue – Ask A Woman in Prison

Holy Hormones Journal: What is it about shaming women? Every step we take the patriarchy is quick to remind and remand us over our menstrual blood. Incarcerating women and then withholding femcare products is a human rights violations. Forcing women to wear stained clothes instead of providing them sanitary products is cruel and unusual but Continue Reading …

Sextortion and Our Daughters

Sextortion is a form of sexual exploitation that employs non-physical forms of coercion to extort sexual favors from the victim. Sextortion refers to the broad category of sexual exploitation in which abuse of power is the means of coercion, as well as to the category of sexual exploitation in which threatened release of sexual images Continue Reading …

Criminalization of Girls is a Reproductive Justice Issue

  Holy Hormones Journal: USA Today ran a very disturbing article last week – the beginning of a series entitled: Why is the juvenile justice system failing girls? The first sentence made my jaw drop. The FBI reported that in 2013, over 250,000 girls were picked up and jailed. Say what? The interviewer goes on Continue Reading …

BCP – Symbol of Independence or Control?

Holy Hormones Journal: Time to re-post my favorite Germaine Greer quote: “A woman’s body is the battlefield where she fights for liberation. It is through her body that oppression works, reifying her, sexualizing her, victimizing her, disabling her.”The Whole Woman, 1999 Ever wonder why you feel in the dark?  That is because women’s history –THE Continue Reading …

American Child Bride Escapes from Bondage

Holy Hormones Honey:  I think we need to start asking ourselves – what it means to be a woman. The answer will probably be uncomfortable, painful, shameful and humiliating for some… but until we ask the question we can never break this vicious cycle of abuse. In India, China and many other parts of the Continue Reading …