The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: July 15, 2010

- DoubleX editor Emily Bazelon writes for the New York Times Magazine on how doctors are trying to introduce abortion procedures back into mainstream hospitals . [ New York Times ]

-Doesn’t Bristol Palin ’s engagement to Levi Johnston sound like a reality-show pitch ? [ Washington Post ]

-Argentina just became the first South American country to legalize gay marriage . [ TIME ]

-Was the shift from Myspace to Facebook a form of “white flight”? Internet scholar Danah Boyd ’s newest study spells out the racial divide in social networking . [ Gawker ]

Photograph of Facebook by Loic Venance/AFP.