The sexual politics of choice

I believe that life begins at conception. As a Catholic, I believe in the Immaculate Conception; therefore, I must also believe that is when life begins. Little room for ambiguity exists on that point. I also believe when a woman chooses abortion that just as the physical cells are surgically split from her body, so … Continue reading The sexual politics of choice

Save the girl child (what my degree in Italian Renaissance history can teach me about India)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/curiousexpeditions/877568493/ Spedale degli Innocenti, a foundling hospital in Florence, Italy When questioning the value of a liberal arts education, most critics (i.e., parents) cite relevance. How does understanding the past help us with the present? Does understanding dowry practices in Renaissance Florence really help you in the real world? Who in their right mind wants to … Continue reading Save the girl child (what my degree in Italian Renaissance history can teach me about India)