April 25th, 2006

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As seen on misia's journal

The environmentally-friendly company Seventh Generation is sponsoring an excellent new program. From http://www.tampontification.com/donate.php:

Women’s shelters in the U.S. go through thousands of tampons and pads monthly, and, while agencies generally assist with everyday necessities such as toilet paper, diapers, and clothing, this most basic need is often overlooked. You and I may take our monthly trips down the feminine care aisle for granted, but, for women in shelters, a box of tampons is five dollars they can’t spare. Here’s some good news: you can help us contribute to rectifying this situation by making a virtual donation below! For each virtual donation, Seventh Generation will send a pack of organic cotton tampons or chlorine-free pads to a shelter in your state.

So click here to donate tampons or pads to a women's shelter near you. Click early, and click often. And tell your friends.

x-posted to feminist_action and feminist_yay
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Thoughts on Antioch

Most people know that my time at Antioch was very important to me. I was just reading a friend's journal, and something that she was talking about was making me think of Antioch, and, specifically, of The Antioch College Honor Code. I wanted to post that Honor Code here:

Antioch College is a community dedicated to the search for truth, the development of individual potential, and the pursuit of social justice. In order to fulfill our objectives, freedom must be matched by responsibility. As a member of the Antioch Community, I affirm that I will be honest and respectful in all my relationships, and I will advance these standards of behavior in others.

Still, now, I find those words deeply moving. I find them to be a wonderful ideal to strive toward. I hope that I can find the strength to be honest and respectful in all my relationships, and to advance those standards of behavior in others.