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The Connection Between Humanism & The Baby Matrix

The Connection Between Humanism & The Baby Matrix

Have you heard of Humanism? Upon reading the Nov/Dec 2015 edition of The Humanist published by the American Humanist Association, I learned a lot about the tenets of Humanism. In this edition, I was particularly moved by the article adapted from the 2015 Humanist of the Year award acceptance speech by theoretical physicist, Lawrence Krauss. Read more…

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Up Close & Personal with Gloria Steinem: My Life on the Road

Up Close & Personal with Gloria Steinem: My Life on the Road

Get ready to take a great ride with writer, political activist and social organizer Gloria Steinem in her new memoir, My Life on the Road. In it she gives an up close and personal account of her “lifetime of travel, activism and leadership,” and a profound story of her growth over the course of her life (which to date, is 81 years!), and “the growth of a revolutionary movement for equality.”… Read more

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Where Are We,  After 40+ Years of Talking About the Childfree Choice?

Where Are We, After 40+ Years of Talking About the Childfree Choice?

As we close another year of talking about the childfree choice, it’s a good time to take stock. In the big picture, we’ve seen an ascent of talk about this choice in the public sphere since the 70s. That’s over four decades.… Read more

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