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Teen Dating Violence – A Reawakening

Raising awareness about teen dating violence.

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First Annual Anti- Street Harrasment Day

Street Harassment is at least a daily ocurrence for 80-99% of women and young girls. It seems that a female cannot walk half a mile in any city without receiving some type of cat call, honk, whistle, or unwelcome approach from a stranger. Street harassment is not about sex, it is about power and it serves as a daily reminder that as a woman, you are far more likely to be subject to any range of violent acts. March 20, 2011 marked the first annual Anti-Street Harassment Day and hopefully marks a decrease in this type of behavior.

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Are We Still Left in Stitches?

In the fall of 2010, an adult film star reportedly shut herself in a hotel restroom while Sheen reportedly went berserk on a violent tear. The film star actually filed a report, but no arrest followed.  Most recently, just a few weeks ago, Sheen threatened to decapitate his ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, and mail her head to her mother. Should we be surprised that the past 20 years of Sheen’s blatant violence against women has not scathed his career?  His twitter feed has reached Guinness World Records proportions, with over one million followers in the short period of a few days following the opening of his account. 

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Celebrate Good Times……Yeah Right!

How did you celebrate International Women’s Day? Did you “celebrate good times?” or Were you a victim of violence?

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Boobs at Work

Where do you store your lunch? The refrigerator is the hot spot at my office around lunchtime. However, an infant being breastfeed doesn’t store their lunch in the fridge. Their mother produces the meal. Ensuring that the meal is able to get to the infant, we need to support breastfeeding in the work place.

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Attack on Reproductive Funding

A republican attack on reproductive rights is nothing new on the federal or state level.  Nor is it new for a debate that should focus on comprehensive reproductive health care to be taken over by the soul issue of abortion.

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The Hyde Amendment: A Legacy of Discrimination

The Hyde Amendment has been wreaking havoc on reproductive rights for low-income women for decades, but where’s the outrage? 

 

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Poverty & Powerlessness: The Black Family Unit

The black man complex & its significant contribution to poverty & powerlessness in the black family unit

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All Kinds of Shenanigans

This past month has shaken comprehensive women’s health to its core and the fight is not over. On the state level, there is a virtual slaughterhouse lined up for women’s healthcare. It will come as no shock to those who follow these issues that there is an inordinate focus on abortion. These zealots continue to pretend that abortion isn’t one of the most common medical procedures for women in childbearing years. Virginia has gone too far. This past week, the General Assembly passed legislation requiring all offices, clinics and centers that perform first-trimester abortions to be regulated as hospitals instead of as doctors’ offices. This absurd and devastating new policy could be restrictive enough to force as many as 17 of the state’s 21 abortion clinics out of business. 


 

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Nursing: Inspiring women leaders in health care

Like many Americans, I’ve spent the last week or so sifting through the media banter over the Obama administration’s 2012 Fiscal year budget proposal. One piece of the proposal that caught my attention was the 28% increase in funding to Title VIII, the Nursing Workforce Development Programs.

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