No News is Necessarily Real News

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When I moved in with Todd last December I was so excited to be moving into a house that came fully equipped with cable television for the first time since moving out of my parent’s house over a decade ago. Not only would I be able to watch Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune after dinner every weeknight like the old … Read More

Why I Support the Occupy Movement

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When I signed on to be one of the managing editors of Scope Magazine, I knew that I was affiliating myself with a very liberal group of locals, but I didn’t think much about how this would affect me until the magazine covered the demonstration at Pfizer last week. If someone asked me what I really thought about the movement, … Read More

A reprieve.

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Mandating an invasive procedure in order to give informed consent is not a proper role for the state. No person should be directed to undergo an invasive procedure by the state, without their consent, as a precondition to another medical procedure.  Virginia will not require invasive vaginal ultrasounds. But what’s next?

Leave my vagina alone.

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“… the law provides that women seeking an abortion in Virginia will be forcibly penetrated for no medical reason. I am not the first person to note that under any other set of facts, that would constitute rape under state law.” I got into an argument today on Facebook over this. I am not one to argue on Facebook, or … Read More

Horrified.

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Something terrible is happening in America right now. I don’t mean to sound dramatic, but here it is: Republicans are trying to take away women’s rights. I am not sure what else it boils down to or how it could boil down more simply than that.  Today, the House Republicans held a hearing about women’s access to birth control and … Read More