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Monday, November 24, 2014

women's rights

Not the first rape discussion and not the last

Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes about the shock and outrage so many are feeling about the recent comments about rape made by Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin, and hopes that his misinformation will lead others to learn the real facts and take issues into their own hands. (August 24, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Celebrate women today

    Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes about women’s rights and progress as we celebrate International Women’s Day. (March 8, 2012, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Timeka Davis writes to explain why she will vote no on Proposition 26, which she says will take away free will. (November 1, 2011, Page 4)

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        Are tattoos on women the new Virginia Slims?

        They’re out there, local columnist Deidra Jackson says. Who? Women without tattoos. Has body art, once almost solely on males, become the thing that makes women feel good about themselves? Jackson takes a closer look at tattoos and their real effect. (August 25, 2011, Page 4)

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          Whose personhood?

          Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a closer look at the personhood initiative, Amendment 26, that is expected to be on the ballot in Mississippi in November. She cites statistics about serious issues in our state and asks if those issues need to be dealt with more than personhood. (July 29, 2011, Page 4A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Milly West writes about the Personhood Amendment and how education is the answer to the problem, while Ruth Steyn writes about the ongoing conflict over the debt ceiling and a federal budget. (July 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Maralyn Howell Bullion writes to remind readers about the story of Betsy Love Allen and to note how appropriate it is to pay tribute to the longtime Toccopola resident during Women’s History Month. (March 21, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Voters face big decision with ‘personhood’ proposal

                Staff writer Melanie Addington points to the initiative concerning changing wording in state law defining when a human becomes a person and worries about the government getting even more involved in life choices for women. She talks about a recent lawsuit filed over the issue and argues that we could spend our time better to help our youth. (July 16, 2010, Page 4A)

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