Episode 22: PSA - Oprah Away, Gatherer Will Play!


ON THIS DAY...

1952
The feminist powerhouse Eva Perón (perhaps you know her better as Evita!), passes away from cervical cancer. Her legacy still lives.

Good news though! Cervical cancer is down by 50% due to detection!

1990
The Americans with Disabilities Act is signed into law by President George H.W. Bush. Amazingly, pregnancy: STILL not a disability...so guy with a bad back at Walmart gets a chair and woman with an 8-month fetus needs to stand...odd.

2016
Love her or hate her, Hillary becomes the first US woman to top a majority party ticket. Can you believe it took that long??

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SEE

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This Emmy-winning adaptation of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, starring Oprah, is a must-see. We're sure you've heard the devastating story (Ok, ok, you probably haven't...neither did we.) - a dying woman's bionic cervical cancer cells were harvested for scientific research without her consent or profit, despite earning millions maybe billions for drug companies. Same ol', same ol'...


HEAR

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Our podcast In Her Words is back!

In this episode, we're giving you Jillian Mock's guide to cervical cancer screenings--howwhen, and why you should get tested! It's not scary, it's positively factual and definitely different from what we knew 20 years ago! Be sure to talk to your doctor and decide what's right for you!

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FEEL

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The ESPYs blew our minds with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Watch this one because it's POWERFUL!!! Just when you think the intro music is playing a little long, you realize the acceptees are still walking on stage. It's as horrifying as it is awe-inspiring.

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(P.S. Requests or recommendations?  We'd love to hear from you, send us a note at gatherers@gathererent.com)