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Population Control: The New White Man's Burden

In 1899, Rudyard Kipling’s famous poem “The White Man’s Burden” was first published. The poem was originally subtitled “The United States and the Philippine Islands”. Although the poem was likely written with the intent to inspire the wealthy people from

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When I Became Pregnant

This post has been reprinted with minor edits with permission. The original post can be found at When I became pregnant I wasn’t exactly the model of mental health. I had just begun actually dealing with trauma from my childhood

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Do you Believe in Reproductive Freedom?

An often-used phrase that one hears today is “reproductive freedom.” It’s most often used by those working for women’s access to contraceptives and abortion. New Feminists certainly don’t wish that women have no freedom to choose when or who they

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What Else Have We Lost?

Posts   I think it’s fair to say that this culture has issues when it comes to women’s bodies. For example, babies who are breastfed have lower risk of allergies, diarrhea, constipation, ear infections, upper respiratory tract infections, urinary tract

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