Today in Cis Privilege: Connecticut girl killed by male after she refused to go to junior prom with him

A jilted teen killed a 16-year-old girl in a Connecticut high school on Friday after she refused to go to prom with him, friends and witnesses said.

The violence erupted after Chris Plaskon, also 16, shoved Maren Sanchez, down the stairs and tried to choke her inside Jonathan Law High School in Milford about 7:15 a.m., friends told the Daily News.

The boy – using a kitchen knife he brought from home – then stabbed Sanchez in the neck, witnesses and cops said.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/connecticut-girl-killed-jilted-refused-prom-article-1.1768718

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Today in Cis Privilege: 1.3 million Nepalese women suffer painful and debilitating condition of uterine prolapse

Like 10 percent of Nepal’s 13 million women, Devi suffers from the painful and debilitating condition of uterine prolapse. The ligaments and muscles in her pelvic floor are too weak to hold the uterus, which slips into the vagina. The condition is often caused by overwork, not enough recovery time between pregnancies or pregnancy at a young age.

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/9/uterine-prolapsethehiddenagonyofnepalesewomen.html

Today in Cis Privilege: 49 Years After Birth Control for Women Became Legal, It’s Still Contested

With almost half a century of pills, IUDs, patches and injections on the market and in our bedrooms, you’d think that pregnancy prevention would be a pretty settled issue.

But it’s not. Even today, there are a number of high-profile people in America who believe artificial means of preventing pregnancy are wrong – and sadly, a number of them have massive influence on our daily laws and culture.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/decades-after-birth-control-became-legal-its-still-controversial-20140606?utm_source=nar.al&utm_medium=urlshortener&utm_campaign=FB

Today in Cis Privilege: Remains found of nearly 800 children of unwed mothers

Almost 800 babies and children were buried in a mass grave in Ireland near a home for unmarried mothers run by nuns, according to new research Wednesday which throws more light on the Irish Catholic Church’s troubled past.

Death records suggest 796 children, from newborns to eight-year-olds, were deposited in a grave near a Catholic-run home for unmarried mothers during the 35 years it operated from 1925 to 1961.

Historian Catherine Corless, who made the discovery, says her study of death records for the St Mary’s home in Tuam in County Galway suggests that a former septic tank near the home was a mass grave.

http://news.msn.com/world/800-babies-buried-in-septic-tank-at-irish-home-for-unmarried-mothers

Today in Cis Privilege: Ohio May Take Away Low-Income Women’s Access To The Most Effective Form Of Birth Control

The Ohio legislature is currently considering a measure that would institute a sweeping ban on insurance coverage for abortion in state residents’ public and private health plans. Restricting women’s ability to use their insurance plans to pay for abortion is becoming an increasingly popular anti-choice strategy — and Ohio’s proposed legislation may actually go even further. The measure would also make it harder for low-income women to afford the most effective form of birth control.

House Bill 351, which was the subject of a committee hearing on Tuesday, seeks to prohibit insurance plans from covering “drugs or devices used to prevent the implantation of a fertilized ovum.” That definition effectively bans several typ

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/06/04/3444814/ohio-lawmakers-insurance-iuds/es of contraception, like the birth control pill and the IUD.

Today in Cis Privilege: Female Candidate for Governor Greeted By ‘Abortion Barbie’ Posters In LA

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis received a hostile greeting in Los Angeles Thursday morning, when life-sized posters depicting her as “Abortion Barbie” began popping up throughout the city ahead of her fundraiser there.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/22/wendy-davis-abortion-barbie_n_5374101.html

Today in Cis Privilege: Florida prosecutor: Telling ‘crack hoes’ to ‘tie your tubes’ is ‘inspirational’

In a May 11 Facebook message, Assistant State Attorney of Florida Kenneth Lewis wrote: “Happy Mother’s Day to all the crack hoes out there. It’ never too late to turn it around, tie your tubes, clean up your life and make difference to someone out there that deserves a better mother.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/22/florida-prosecutor-telling-crack-hoes-to-tie-your-tubes-on-mothers-day-is-inspirational/