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take back halloween

3 Oct

No need for a sexy nurse.  Or a sexy maid.  Or a sexy Chewbacca.  (Seriously.)

TAKE BACK HALLOWEEN!

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The Pill

3 Oct

The Pill

What do you think of birth control after watching this film?
What were your impressions of Margaret Sanger?
What were some of the outcomes of the mass production of birth control?

Half The Sky

3 Oct

I know this is kind of last minute guys but I just looked at my email and THIS would be something nice for people to go to if they have time. FYI, this is exactly from my email:

On Wednesday, October 3rd, and Thursday, October 4th, Panhellenic Council will be hosting a viewing party of the documentary Half the Sky, which airs on PBS October 1st and 2nd. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a book written by journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn which chronicles the experiences and struggles of women throughout Africa and Asia and how the solution to economic progress is to educate women therefore unlocking their full potential.

Circle of Sisterhood was created in 2010 as an effort to engage sorority women on college campuses across the country in supporting this worthy cause. Last year, Panhellenic Council on Ball State’s campus adopted Circle of Sisterhood as their official philanthropy, and since then have continued to work to raise awareness and funds. When the opportunity to host a viewing party of Half the Sky became available, these women jumped at the chance to continue and educate the Ball State community.

The documentary totals four hours in length and will be presented over a two-night time span. The first half will be shown on October 3rd in Pruis Hall from 7-9 p.m., and the second half will be shown on October 4th in the Student Center Ballroom, also from 7-9 p.m. While there will be a few opportunities for fundraising, the primary goal of this event is to continue to raise awareness. We also hope to engage in discussion about how we can continue to advocate for and support this movement. We sincerely hope that you will join us in this event and help us continue to spread the message.

For more information about both of these organizations, you can visit their websites,  www.halftheskymovement.org andwww.circleofsisterhood.org. Attached you will also find our Half the Sky flyer with all of the information about the viewing.

Discussion on Readings

3 Oct

It is amazing that although these court cases happened around half a century ago, we are still having these arguments today. Gov. Romney has called Roe v. Wade “one of the darkest moments in Supreme Court history.” How can he put that decision up there next to ones like the Dred Scott decision? That decision was reversed for obvious reasons, and yet allowing women the right to choose is the same as making sure slaves are considered property even in free states?

Saying birth control leads to more sex sex is like saying antacids lead to overeating. Just because doctors have found a way of making sure couples are safer while having sex doesn’t mean that there will be more people sleeping around. Just because doctors have found ways to treat heartburn doesn’t mean people will eat whatever they want because they know they won’t get acid indigestion.

Sex education is more necessary than abstinence education because we can teach children about sexual intercourse and basic biology. Then we won’t have politicians who thinks the female body has a way of preventing pregnancy. during rape.