1) The host doubles as a writer on each of these shows but we did not include them in the counts.
2) Although Jimmy Kimmel only has one female writer, she is a co-head writer. None of the other shows hosted by men have female head writers.
3) Craig Ferguson’s only female writer is his sister.
This week we’re celebrating the 40th anniversary of NPR’s All Things Considered. This week we’re going to go retro with some pics over those 40 years. Here’s our very first logo. (Taken with instagram)
In a column published Monday, Steve Lopez wrote that Southwest would offer flights from Burbank to LAX during Carmageddon. That was satire.
Now, JetBlue is offering a flyover from Long Beach to Burbank for $4. Not satire.
LoL. Terrible for the environment, but I still think it’s cool.
This. This tiny little packet of twenty eight pills is $108.99 worth of not being pregnant. Without insurance. With insurance, it costs anywhere from $80-$20. Per MONTH. That equates to $1,307.88 per year, without insurance. That’s fucking ridiculous. It should NOT cost that much to prevent unwanted pregnancies. And with Planned Parenthood losing more and more funding every year, how do they expect women to be able to afford this? Oh yeah. They don’t. Our country and the insurance companies and the pharm companies that are in charge here don’t give a shit. Our country seems to want all women to be completely co-dependent, barefoot, knocked up, and making them a goddamn sammich. You would think, that as time goes by, society would progress, rather than regress. I guess that’s too much to ask. I guess it’s too much to ask that They make things like contraceptives more readily accessible, rather than taking them away. They bitch about the teen pregnancy and STD rates in this country, but They refuse to DO anything about it. They’d rather sit back on Their ignorant, fat asses and exacerbate the problem by taking away funding and raising the price on everything to do with reproductive health and making the basic, HUMAN act of sex COMPLETELY taboo.
Oh, society… And we were making such progress in decades past…
Forgive my rant, but I’m kinda upset about nonsense like this.
I had to stop taking bcps because they got to be too expensive WITH insurance. Now that I don’t have insurance, I can’t imagine affording these each month. I’d consider affording a regular prescription of them a luxury. How sad.
Reblogging to add that I have stellar, bells and whistles, we cover it all, in-network, out-of-network, let-me-take-care-of-that-for-you GOLD-PLATED insurance that costs my family approximately $120/month out of pocket.
And my generic birth control still costs $100/28-day pack.
Oh, America - you so crazy.
I know BCPs come in a huge range but Lordamercy I had no idea they could be so expensive. I’ve been on it for 10 years now (holla at ya girl, dysmenorrhea) and even without insurance my packs were $30 per month. Granted when I didn’t have insurance or a full time job, PP did me a real solid, especially when all the other free clinics were trying to make me switch to a different pill.
From the age of 15 to 22 ( When I became pregnant with Kiddo ) I was on HBC to help control my extremely painful symptoms of endometriosis. For many of those years, Planned Parenthood provided me with my medication, check ups, and information on other treatments. They were there when I had insurance and they were there to help me when I didn’t have insurance.
But, yeah, slash those funds! That’ll make jobs! oh wait…
:| this is disgusting. BC being free and on demand makes complete sense - it’s the one thing England has managed to get right.
What even the fuck, America.
… Birth control is free in the UK?
GET ME THE FUCK OVER THERE NOW.
gotta throw my two cents in: i’ve been on medicaid since my mom got sick and could no longer work (and therefore no longer had health insurance) since i was 17. i’ve been on birth control since i was 18. i have never, ever paid a single cent for birth control. medicaid, for those of you who don’t know, is government provided health insurance for those with very low incomes (my mother is on a disability pension and i am a college student - not a whole lot of money coming in here.) you have to reapply for it every year and prove that you have no money, which can be a really arduous task (they fucked up some paper work earlier this year and took my mom’s benefits away and she actually had to go to a special court to get them back. keep in mind my mom is technically disabled. she had to take a train and a bus to the court and wait there all day and they got mad at her for not bringing her own interpreter. it’s a lot of bullshit to go through just to be able to afford a doctor and then the GOP wants to cut benefits because people “abuse the system.” no.)
anyway, the point is that it is incredible that government-funded insurance sees the value in providing birth control free of charge (or with very low co-pay, i think now that i’m 21 i have to pay like $3 co-pay or something like my mom does) while private insurance companies are charging all my friends at least $15 a month. it makes no sense. if people with uteruses make the decision to be smart about their reproductive choices and go on birth control, they should not have to pay exorbitant prices on top of everything else. this is one of the big reasons i support socialized medicine - these government agencies see the value in allowing uterus-bearers to make their own choices and support them financially, and it helps a lot. when your birth control is free, it’s a lot easier to not get pregnant (keep in mind, most people in my situation would have a difficult time finding the minimum $200 for an abortion - we’re not even talking about transportation or anything here) and thereby have less obstacles in the constant struggle to rise out of poverty. it is not about creating some sort of imaginary support cushion that makes everything easy for the poor - this does not exist, ever. it is about helping people who struggle in the most basic ways get some sort of footing on this playing field that is supposed to be level. it’s not, and it is never a bad thing to need and ask for help.
I pay 9.00 every month for mine, but I obviously am not using it as a contraceptive…which a lot of people fail to realize. Birth Control provides help for other things besides preventing pregnancy. This is one of the very FEW things my health insurance covers, since it doesn’t cover chiropractic help (why the new insurance company my mom was trying to get me on to cover it won’t take me because I am a liability since i have a bad back) I don’t have dental insurance and it doesn’t cover mental health. I might as well not even have health insurance, but at least I barely pay anything for this. Something needs to be done.
although it’s already been mentioned i was gonna say… the pill is free in the UK, wtf america.
try some abstinence. i know it’s a new concept, but it works.
I’m with the previous women about how it should be free or at least heavily subsidized.
Abstinence is fine if that makes you happy but having sex is a normal and quite healthy thing. It releases endorphins, it releases stress and it fulfils needs. People are always happier when they’re getting some for good reason.
I’m not abstinent but I’m careful about who I sleep with. But my long-term partners have always been on Birth Control and it’s always been a great experience.
The correct cure for birth control being so expensive should not be “Well, don’t have sex then.” You could say “Well, condoms for you instead then.” but they get expensive fast too.
So honestly, have sex. Have as much sex as you want. That’s your human right to. Don’t take the enjoyment of sex for granted, but do what’s right for you.
In my opinion, abstinence is never the cure for something being expensive. There should be other cures.
Anyway, I just woke up and this response irked me, so back to waking up.
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Okay, a few more thoughts on this Chris Dixon article and whether it’s a bubble, since going and reading the article, I am surprised to see Dixon arguing that not only is it a safer bubble (private investors, discussed in my last entry) but that perhaps it’s not a bubble at all.
That, to me,…
A little Illustrator-drawn infographic I’ve been playing around with. I probably could have included more characters, but I had to draw the line somewhere.
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