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JWA's Greatest Hits: Why I no longer support Susan G. Komen

It is with a heavy heart and an angry mind, that I have raised and donated my last dollar for Komen.

Susan G. Komen halts partnership with Planned Parenthood

Today we learned that Susan G. Komen For The Cure, the nation's leading breast cancer charity, is ending its partnership with Planned Parenthood in a move that will result in a major loss of funding for breast exams at Planned Parenthood. Last year, Komen grants totaling roughly $680,000 were distributed to at least 19 Planned Parenthood affiliates to fund breast exams and other breast-health services.

Judith Belasco

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Judith Belasco.
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Paula Hyman Teaching

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Paula Hyman, celebrated social historian, photographed while teaching.
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Paula Hyman with her Children, 1986

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Paula Hyman with her daughters in Israel, Spring 1986.
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Paula Hyman with her daughters in Israel, Spring 1986.
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Paula Hyman and Deborah Dash Moore, 1981

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Paula Hyman (right) and Deborah Dash Moore in Jerusalem, 1981.
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Paula Hyman (right) and Deborah Dash Moore in Jerusalem, 1981.
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Paula Hyman, 1946 - 2011

 Despite talking on occasion about death, and Paula telling me that rarely did a day go by that she did not think about her own mortality, like most people I preferred to imagine that we all would live forever, or at least long enough.

Paula crammed so much life and accomplishments into her 65 years. She tasted many pleasures, including some—like grandchildren—she had not assumed that she would experience.

Susan Rosenberg, An American Radical

I guess it’s inevitable, when you’re at a book talk by a 1970s radical political activist who was wanted by the FBI, went underground, got arrested, and spent 16 and a half years behind bars, that someone will ask  “How do you understand what you did and why?” Susan Rosenberg made an honest attempt to answer a complex question, ending with a shrug and the explanation, “That's a different book.”

The abortion/Holocaust analogy and the reality of abortion during the Holocaust

A few months ago, a friend of mine told me about a screening of the film "180" at her university.

Sexual Violence Against Jewish Women During the Holocaust

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Cover of Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust (HBI Series on Jewish Women) edited by Sonja M. Hedgepeth and Rochelle G. Saidel.
Cover of Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust (HBI Series on Jewish Women) edited by Sonja M. Hedgepeth and Rochelle G. Saidel.

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