What do you DO

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What do you DO
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Fri, 09-14-2007 - 6:30am

OK so on a debate board opinions are everywhere. My question is what do you do IRL to advance your cause???

I will answer later and I now have to get Ethan off to school.






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Registered: 06-03-2007
In reply to: misa101
Fri, 09-14-2007 - 2:48pm

Excellent question!

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Registered: 03-18-2004
In reply to: misa101
Fri, 09-14-2007 - 3:19pm

OK finally responding to my own post.

I am a bit more inactive than I used to be as I am house bound with small children most of teh time.

In university I was an LBGT councilor and often had the womens rights center refer people to me. (Apparently I know how to simplify medical terminology and am easy to talk to)
I also taught men and women how to use contraceptive properly and how to prevent and recognize STD's. I helped people with small budgets find contraceptive tehy could afford and told them where to get it.

In high school I was a peer councilor and worked in the middle school educating about sex ed as well. Turns out 12 and 13 year olds are more comfortable talking to a 16/17 year old than their 40 year old teacher (duh???)

Even house bound I am often stalking yahoo answers because there are a number of young girls (and women) who ask their reproductive questions there. I see so much bad info being given out there that it is absurd. So I do my best to correct the misinformation and explain their options.

I also harass the government. I am sure they have me on a *list* somewhere. I strongly believe we need safe haven laws here in Canada, better support for women trying to escape domestic violence, and more education of our youth.

I donate money when I have it but never to strictly PL groups. Mostly because I generally don't agree with their methods. I try to give it to organizations that help women at risk.I figure the safer and more stable the environment we create the less likely a woman is to want an abortion.

I also come here to get more ideas where the help is needed.

Lastly I work with kids. this may not seem like doing much but I feel that by teaching kids personal responsibility and basic sex ed at an early age (ie the baby is in her uterus not her belly) we lay the foundation for better life choices and make them more prepared to handle age appropriate info as we give it to them.






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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: misa101
Sat, 09-15-2007 - 11:49am

In HS I was a peer counselor....


I've made myself very available to my 17 yr old brother and his friends, both male & feamle ...They can come to me for

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In reply to: misa101
Sat, 09-15-2007 - 7:48pm
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH MYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY GOSH! Can I PLEASE just say HOW friggin' cute is your daughter Faith?! I would probably kill for hair that blonde, and eyes that blue (well, heck... they don't even have to be THAT blue... But, it'd be a nice change from the brown. LOL!). I'm sorry it's SOOOOOO totally off-topic... But, she is just a Q-T-PIE! Show us some pics of Lexi, too!!!!!!! You make some DANG good lookin' babies I'm assuming! I'm jealous! lol!



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In reply to: misa101
Sat, 09-15-2007 - 8:38pm

Hahahaha...yep...she gets that from her mmam...cute looking ...DEVIL personality!!!!!


Here's a pic of Lexi at her end of summer Program at Pre-K


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Registered: 04-03-2005
In reply to: misa101
Sat, 09-15-2007 - 8:48pm
HOLY COW!!!!! Check out those curls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay, now you just SICKEN me (not really, but, just for dramatic effect, that's the word I'm going to use to express my insane jealousy)! That's SOOOOOOO not fair! How did you end up with 2 absolutely ADORABLE, INSANELY cute little girls?! That's not fair. I want a little girl! Hrmmmmmmmmmmph!



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In reply to: misa101
Sat, 09-15-2007 - 10:12pm

LOL! I have no idea...especially because I SWORE Lexi was gonna be a BOY...hahahahaha


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In reply to: misa101
Sun, 09-16-2007 - 4:23am

I wouldn't say it was my cause, really.

 

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Registered: 04-03-2005
In reply to: misa101
Sun, 09-16-2007 - 6:49pm

Which one would you like?


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Trey Michael?


OR


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Eric Kenneth?



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In reply to: misa101
Sun, 09-16-2007 - 8:44pm
awwwww they're both adorable! LOL , I'll swap you for Eric..hehehehe he looks little & innocent enough ;)
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