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Women's Life

Desiree Ramirez, editor

 

South Dakota attacks women's rights

On Feb. 22, South Dakota lawmakers approved a bill which makes it a felony for doctors to perform an abortion unless it is to save the life of a pregnant woman. South Dakota is the first state in at least 14 years to pass such a severe, far-reaching ban. The bill was signed on Mar.7 by the Governor of South Dakota, Mike Rounds, and is scheduled to take effect on July 1. “I’ve indicated that I’m pro-life, and I do believe abortion is wrong and that we should do everything we can to save lives,” said Rounds; “If this bill accomplishes that, then I am inclined to sign the bill into law.” [More]


This crown will go to the woman who gets the most votes for prom queen.

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Vagina Monologues: Restoring sexual balance

“If you could dress your vagina, what would it wear? If it could talk, what would your vagina say? How many of you have looked at your vagina?” These are the opening questions of The Vagina Monologues, a world-renowned play that was staged recently at University of Hawai‘i-Manoa. Based on interviews of hundreds of women, the play dives into the uncomfortable, taboo, mysterious, comedic, heartrenching, and self-realizing issues and emotions of women. It is a montage of stories and monologues of women. The play first introduces the audience to the word: vagina, by offering different opinions regarding it: “Vagina – who came up with that name? It sounds like science terminology for some deadly disease. I don’t know, but it sounds like a word I don’t want to say often.” The play makes a priority of using the term as often as it can. [More]

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Safe Sex:
Contraceptives methods expand women's choices

Contraceptives are used by both males and females to avoid pregnancy. The contraceptive market is expanding with new discoveries and forms of contraceptives being produced and used by more women yearly. Women are beginning to have more options and safer methods of birth control. [More]


Birth control pills are one of the more common contraceptives used by women.

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