Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Rewire - Investigative Reporting

Last week I shared my thoughts on the demise of investigative reporting among the mainstream media.  Thus I've shifted from getting my news from mainstream media sources to more independent sources that focus on true investigative reporting and not click bait headlines and sensationalism.  I encouraged you to visit ProPublica last week and this week I encourage you to visit Rewire.


The focus of is on human rights, and in particular women's reproductive rights.  They say it best on their website:

"We seek to foster public knowledge and enlightenment through high-quality evidence-based news, analysis, commentary, and investigative reporting on issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice."

At a time when women's reproductive health rights are continually attacked by politicians, primarily older, white men, Rewire is a breath of fresh air and gives hope that women will one day be viewed equal as men.  Rewire does a fantastic job showing the science of health and reproduction, informs readers of which rights are at stake and which bills the states and federal government is trying to push through, and informs readers of what they can do to fight back.

I spoken quite a bit about the attack on science and within that attack is the attack on women's rights.  To me science and women's rights go hand in hand as much of the argument against women's reproductive health rights is filled with a heavy dose of anti-science.

Take a few moments to browse through this online publication.  Like ProPublica, Rewire doesn't publish tens to hundreds of articles a day.  You can expect 3-5 articles each day, making it very manageable to keep up with all they publish.  

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