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NWLC's Weekly Roundup: May 21 - 25

I’m sure you’re all anxious to get your Memorial Day weekend started, so this week we just have a few quick hits for you. Read on for stories on the latest product from Ruffles potato chips, “pink collar” jobs, and some dialogue about freedom of speech and pro-choice activism.

Oh, okay: Ruffles launches chips for men; 'Ultimate Chips & Dips' targeted specifically for male consumers.

I wasn't aware potato chips had become feminine, or that possessing a uterus/not being a dude made me incapable of enjoying Sweet & Smokin' BBQ flavored chips. But I'm sure these would go just great with some Dr. Pepper 10.

This week both Forbes and the New York Times took a look at the trend of men entering jobs usually considered women's fields, like nursing and teaching, and examined how men entering those fields is affecting these typically female-dominated workplaces.

Over on RH Reality Check, Jodi Jacobson relays the story of her friend whose strongly worded pro-choice t-shirt caused some commotion on a recent American Airlines flight. In the process, she opens up an interesting debate about freedom of speech, obscene language, and how our country and legislators view pro-choice values.

Also of interest this week:

University of Notre Dame is Fightin' Contraception Access in Giant Anti-Birth Control Lawsuit
Do pregnant black women receive worse medical treatment than whites?
Holding Pregnant Women and Providers to a Dangerous, Unattainable Standard
For Native American Women, Scourge of Rape, Rare Justice
Top 10 Obamacare Benefits at Stake for Women

That's all for this week enjoy your holiday weekend! What have you been reading? Let us know by sharing a link in the comments or emailing it to me at djackson(at)nwlc(dot)org.

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