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.
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.
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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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
LOL! I have no idea...especially because I SWORE Lexi was gonna be a BOY...hahahahaha
I wouldn't say it was my cause, really.
Which one would you like?