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The Irony Of Choice, Cam T. Nguyen Sep 2013

The Irony Of Choice, Cam T. Nguyen

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We are having the inevitable late night conversation. You talk about your eventual wedding, your marriage to the person you love, the timeline you’ve created for yourself, and your plans for what our future children will do together. I clarify that I don’t want to have children, but you can’t seem to understand that decision. You question how happy, satisfied, or fulfilled my life will be without children, the maternal instincts I’m supposed to be feeling, and my desire to have something to care for and love. You’re convinced that I will recognize how empty ...


Fearless: Casey Butrico And Melanie Emerson, Casey E. Butrico, Melanie P. Emerson Mar 2013

Fearless: Casey Butrico And Melanie Emerson, Casey E. Butrico, Melanie P. Emerson

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Casey Butrico (‘16) and Melanie Emerson (‘16) recently started a discussion group called Students for Reproductive Justice. This group is dedicated to the belief that women should control all aspects of their reproduction, including education about and access to safe birth control. They also aim to focus on gynecological care, pre-natal care, and abortion as human rights. These two fearless first-years have made a mission to educate and raise awareness about local and national issues that relate to women’s reproductive autonomy and the legal restrictions threatening it. [excerpt]