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Get Real! Why Can’t I Stop Being So Scared of Pregnancy?

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Working with young people and sexuality daily, we frequently see users who have pervasive fears about becoming pregnant, even when they aren’t taking risks to begin with.

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More Feminist Than Thou: Moving Beyond Self-Defeating “Choose-My-Choice” Feminism

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I just can’t have another fight about whether it’s feminist to be a stay-at-home mom, shave your legs, or wear makeup. Let’s stop choosing our choices and start choosing our battles.

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Second Presidential Debate Still Too Glossy on Women’s Economic Issues

Come November 7th, there are deeper questions to be tackled by both the President and Congress regarding issues of poverty that disproportionately impact women.

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Deserving vs. Undeserving? Everyone “Deserves” Human Rights

At the most basic level, human rights are not dependent on who “deserves” them: we have a right to access to abortion, health care, work, and freedom and movement because we are humans, not because we deserve it.

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What If No One Else Saves Sex For Marriage?

For someone choosing to hold off on sex until marriage, what to do about the fact that most other people, including potential partners, will not have made the same choice? How much should your own sexual ethics and values hinge on those of others?

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Violence Against Women: Not Going Away Until You Do Something About It

I am tired of it: violence against women may be a current fact—every 3 minutes a woman is beaten up — but it is not inevitable. So here are my top three key recommendations for how you (yes: you) can make it stop before it even starts.

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The Princess Bride and Why “Mawwage” By Any Other Name is Not the Same

Some opponents of same-sex marriage sound rational when they offer civil unions as a substitute for marriage but marriage by any other name is not the same. Our society can’t hold out marriage as this ideal and then withhold it from some–even if it is in name only.  We tried separate but equal and we all know it isn’t equal.

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Right-wing Focus on the Family’s Chilling New Agenda on “Marriage Defense”

“Pro-family” group, Focus on the Family is shifting away from opposing same-sex marriage and instead focusing on making it more difficult to obtain a divorce. Does anyone else think this is scary? …

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Get Real! Waited Til Marriage But Sex Isn’t Working Out

The lead-up to sex for newlyweds who wait for marriage is SO huge, unrealistic expectations–to be a “good” wife or a “good” husband, or have sex as some sort of duty– can create even more stress.

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“Building Strong Families” Found Completely Ineffective

The evidence is unmistakable: there’s just no amount of government coaxing that will make unmarried couples want to, as Beyoncé would say, “put a ring on it.”

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