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“Marching” Together, Online: Trust Women Week and the Silver Ribbon Campaign

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It’s no secret that the United States is in the midst of a War on Women. During January 20-27, women and allies from around the country will come together to fight back — online.

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Mainstream Media Perpetuates HPV Vaccine Mythology

The war cry of the GOP (Grand Old Puritans) is that the HPV vaccine is a license for public fornication. This is how they rally their financial base. I get that, but the press doesn’t have to take the bait. It only becomes a story if the press makes it so.

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Finally Some PSAs About Sex; A Closer Look at the New Bedsider Campaign

I take a closer look at the Bedsider Campaign which launched last week with PSAs, a website, and other tools to help young people (ages 18-24 specifically) use contraception and avoid unplanned pregnancy. The ads are fun but is the website too light on STI information and too hard on condoms?

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Santorum Gets Huffy About His Google Problem

Obviously, Google cannot censor search results specifically to please one random politician, but Rick Santorum feels that the automated monopoly is part of some pernicious conspiracy to embarrass him. 

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A Day in the Life of a Web Cam Model

Camera ready. Lights on. Pink mesh top and matching thong loosely tied. I smile and sweetly greet my morning customers with bright eyes. I’m a web cam model four days a week.

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American Life League’s Questions on Facebook: They’re Not Asking “What Would Jesus Do”

Is there a link between an anti-choice group goading Facebook followers into sharing their anti-choice savior fantasies and violent anti-choice vigilante justice?

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Supreme Court Declares Violent Video Games are Fine… Unless Someone Is Naked

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Selling a copy of Playboy or Playgirl to a minor will land a retailer in the slammer. But, the same vendor is free to sell a mega-violent video game to the same minor, equipping his virtual self with the ability to rape at will, perform decapitations, light pedestrians on fire, and more!

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Maria Talks and Suddenly Lawmakers are Listening: The Controversy Over A Website Providing Sex Information for Teens

Maria Talks, a website with frank sexual health information for young people, suddenly has a lot of critics who think it’s too explicit. I talk with one of the websites creators to get her take on the site and the controversy.

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Roundup: Jon Kyl, Stephen Colbert and “Factual Statements”

Stephen Colbert creates #NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement hashtag in response to Sen. Kyl’s remarks on Planned Parenthood; NRLC won’t score the budget; Huckabee supports “heartbeat” bill; and Alan Simpson rails on GOP social conservatives.

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