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Each week, I’ll be posting a list of the most news-worthy and/or inspirational, informative, well-written, thought-provoking, and/or unique posts of the week. While every post and every contributor is valuable to our community, these are the blogs that I feel are must-reads. 


January 23- January 29


Stats for this week: 49 posts by 40 writers


No Exception, No compromise, No Mercy, Compassion, No Sense: The March for Life- by AFY_EmilyB


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Emily writes about the “no exceptions” attitude of the so-called “pro-life” marchers, and points out why their extreme views make no sense for anyone valuing the life of women. 


What if Black Swan met Precious- by kathleenmysistahs


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Kathleen writes about an article from Ms. Magazine that compares how two popular movies dealt with sexual abuse, and addresses how race and class influence how we interpret and talk about abuse. 


Regretting My Accomplishments- by Jordan


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Jordan shares her struggles of starting her life over as a transgender woman. 


I choose choice (a reflection on meaningful options)- by jennamellor


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Jenna reminds us that when we talk about “choice” we have to consider the circumstances that make certain choices available to us, and recognize that some women lack the autonomy they deserve to be able to make those choices. 


No more homeless, no more degenerates- by vanessa_mysistahs


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Vanessa shares some information on forced sterilization, including a video from Al Jazeera featuring HIV positive women in Chile who were forcibly sterilized after giving birth (to HIV negative babies).


Apply to take over HollabackNYC- by KathleenYWOCLC


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HollabackNYC, “a movement dedicated to ending street harassment using mobile technology,” is looking for 10 young activists from neighborhoods of New York City to join their campaign. 


Hollaback! believes that everyone has a right to feel safe and confident without being objectified. Sexual harassment is a gateway crime that creates a cultural environment that makes gender-based violence OK.


Already a great year!!- by Clinen11


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Clinen11, looking forward to their second semester as a Safe Site, shares a very helpful list of condom facts that’s well worth the review!


The Trojan Horse Republican Congress- by Amplify_Staff


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James Wagoner, President of Advocates for Youth, describes the 112th Congress as a Trojan Horse: “politicians elected on economic issues but bound and determined to promote an extreme social agenda at all costs.” 


On Abortion and the Catholic Church: Who Are the Real Healers?- by AFY_Nikki


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Nikki provides an update on the Arizona nun who was excommunicated when she approved of an abortion in her Phoenix hospital, in order to save the mother’s life. 


The prospect of religious figures (like Thomas Olmsted, who has no medical experience) being allowed to force the hand of people like Sister Margaret McBride (who has over 36 years of clinical and administrative health care experience) is absurd and morally perverse. 



Thank you to everyone who posted a blog this week! You are part of what makes this community great! 

~ Samantha
Community Editor

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