Tagged: politics

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War, Part Two

Since the “war on women” began I have heard several friends, pundits, politicians express disbelief that access to contraception and women’s empowerment are in any way correlated. This is a shocking assertion to me...

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War, Part One

I was seven months pregnant in October of 2010 when my midwife alerted me to the fact that my chosen post-pregnancy method of birth control, a copper IUD, might not be available. A proposed...

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Poll: A Questionable Debate Question

In a recent American presidential debate, Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, the only woman of eight candidates participating in the debate,  was asked the following question, “In 2006, when you were running for Congress, you described...

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Elections and Spouses

So elections were this past week and depending on which side of the line you stand you are either thrilled or dismayed. Life has been so busy for us I was really worried that...

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Margins to Center

by mraynes A few weeks ago I was asked to give a presentation to colleagues and members of the community about the ideology of empowerment.  Empowerment is my primary job description so I can...