When IUDs go terribly wrong, Vice

iuds-tk-1464709691

There comes a time in many a woman’s life when she waves goodbye to slimy condoms and welcomes the easy intimacy that comes with other forms of birth control. Since its arrival in the 60s this has by and large been the pill, which is used by nearly a quarter of women of childbearing age. But the IUD (intrauterine device, also known as the contraceptive coil) has also seen a dramatic rise in use in the last ten years…

Click here to read the rest of the article on Vice’s Broadly channel

Advertisements

IS IT HARD FOR FESTIVALS TO BOOK GENDER-BALANCED LINEUPS? INTO THE VALLEY HUMBLY SUGGESTS NOT

13920465_1754093788201092_1769121740250868361_o.jpg

It is so boring. It’s talked about every year. And every year, despite all the criticism, it happens again.

This year, Creamfields has just 11 all-female DJ acts in a weekend of 230. This year, as usual, Forbes’ list of highest earning DJs was 100% male. This year, the RA Top 100 DJs was 9% female. Compare that to the British Parliament, which is now 32% female. But whatever you do, don’t ask why electronic music is still so far behind on gender imbalance, because…

Click here to read the rest of the article on Stamp the Wax

Meeting Cassandro: Mexico’s most iconic gay wrestler

1213489

Lucha Libre is not just a sport. It’s also theatre. And it’s a kind of ritual violence, acting for its audience like a communal catharsis. Wrestling characters destroy each other in the name of good and evil, often echoing issues of politics or identity in the Mexican psyche…

Click here to read the rest of the article on Dazed