All states are not equal as desirable places to live, work, and BREATHE if you are female. Being poor, single, unskilled, and pregnant will put you in the lowest rung of society, maybe for life. If you have a choice in where you live…
Meanwhile, I’ve always thought that a modern age of Internet access and social media make it easier to circumvent “establishments” that are hostile to your existence. You can get information and find helpful people like never before. I just hope poor students have access and use it.
Today’s Washington Post reports that students at Hampton University created a campus helpline for others, for contraception, moral and logistical support.
Not only that, the article says George Mason University and other colleges and universities in California and Pennsylvania have installed vending machines for Plan B pills. Their student health clinics support emergency contraception too.
College students, you can lobby for this kind of support at your college and university and initiate peer advice lines.
High school students, look at the climate of the college and university you are considering, in supporting sex education and reproductive rights.
And everybody, sex education is free on the Internet. Choose to avoid unwanted pregnancy!
Thank goodness, the new generation is on the job.