How To Support Women's Health On Giving Tuesday
With the frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales mercifully dying down, it's time to turn to the more thoughtful part of the holiday season: it's time for Giving Tuesday. If you're not familiar with Giving Tuesday, it's an international campaign promoting charitable donations. "We want you to do good stuff for your favorite charity or cause on #GivingTuesday," their website says. "Here’s how it works: on the day you can choose to support any charity you want in any way you want. You can choose one of our partners to support, or you can pick a totally different organization — it’s up to you."
It's not about setting strict guidelines — it's just about encouraging you to support charity in a way that feels right to you. But, with the attacks on women's health care that have been raining down during the Trump administration, it's a great time to support women's health. From the Global Gage Rule to restrictions to birth control, women have felt the consequences of this administration both at home and abroad. If you want to support women's health this Giving Tuesday, there are plenty of options.
Some involve donating money, some involve savvy shopping, and some involve tweeting to your favorite dating app. Giving Tuesday is about giving to whatever group or cause speaks to you, and if you're looking to give back to women's health, here's a good place to start.
1. With A Great Deal From Unbound
Unbound is one of the hottest, fiercest, feminist adult destinations on the internet— and they're offering a killer deal that gives back in a real way. Eight female-founded companies have donated their amazing products to create a bundle worth $215 but is available for $99— and 100 percent of the profits will go to a charity. They've picked out three of their favorite charities that help women: Planned Parenthood, She's the First, and The Girl Project. One lucky purchaser will decide where the money goes. Oh, and the beauty, wellness, and sex products are all top notch. You can purchase the box here.
2. Tweet To Tinder
Tinder has teamed up with DoSomething.org, a global non-profit organization that motivates young people to take action about causes close to them. So whether it's women's health or another cause you're passionate about, this is a super easy way to give back on Giving Tuesday. Tinder will be donating $100 per person (up to $200,000) to those who post #imavailable to @Tinder on any of their social sites. Just select "Join Us" in the app for more info.
3. Help Dame Help RAINN
Throughout the weekend, Dame, a sex toy company, donated $5 from every purchase to RAINN, a group dedicated to combating sexual violence, supporting victims, and working toward meaningful policy changes. And for Giving Tuesday, they're doubling their donation to 10 percent. With popular products like Eva, the non-intrusive clitoral stimulator, there's a lot to choose from while you give back.
4. Donate To Planned Parenthood In Mike Pence's Name
If you're looking for a way to support women's health and make a statement, donating to Planned Parenthood in Pence's name never gets old.
5. Support National Network of Abortion Funds
6. Support Bisexual Women Through Still Bisexual
Bisexual women are especially vulnerable, as studies have shown they are more likely to suffer from mental health issues than their lesbian or straight counterparts. Still Bisexual is an education and advocacy group for those who are attracted to more than one gender. If you want to give back to queer women's health, consider this great organization.
7. Donate To The National Women's Health Clinic
The National Women's Health Network is dedicated to improving women's health through using critical analysis of health issues to change policy. If you want to make a political statement while promoting women's health, they are a great option to give to this Giving Tuesday.
There are so many groups out there fighting for women's health, women's reproductive rights, and more. So do some research, find a group that speaks to you, and make Giving Tuesday a part of your holiday tradition.