All posts by annadynamite

[HEALTH]: Trump’s Version of the Global Gag Rule Now Poised to Affect $8.8 Billion in Health Assistance

This article originally appeared at Vita di Donna on 12 June 2017 and can be read here (in Italian). Associazione Vita di Donna Onlus is a non-profit organization based out of Rome, Italy, that aims to protect women’s health and reproductive rights, headed up by Dr. Elisabetta Canitano.  Continue reading [HEALTH]: Trump’s Version of the Global Gag Rule Now Poised to Affect $8.8 Billion in Health Assistance

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[HEALTH] Trump Appoints Anti-Contraception, Anti-Abortion Activist to Government’s Largest Family-Planning Program

This article originally appeared at Vita di Donna on 23 May 2017 and can be read here (in Italian). Associazione Vita di Donna Onlus is a non-profit organization based out of Rome, Italy, that aims to protect women’s health and reproductive rights, headed up by Dr. Elisabetta Canitano. Continue reading [HEALTH] Trump Appoints Anti-Contraception, Anti-Abortion Activist to Government’s Largest Family-Planning Program

[HEALTH] Susan G. Komen – A Foundation for the Money, Not for the Cure

This article originally appeared at Vita di Donna on 21 April 2017 and can be read here (in Italian). Associazione Vita di Donna Onlus is a non-profit organization based out of Rome, Italy, that aims to protect women’s health and reproductive rights, headed up by Dr. Elisabetta Canitano. Continue reading [HEALTH] Susan G. Komen – A Foundation for the Money, Not for the Cure

[POLITICS] Texas Senate Bill 25 Would Allow Doctors to Withhold Information About Fetal Abnormalities to Patients

This article originally appeared at Vita di Donna on 31 March 2017 and can be read here (in Italian). Associazione Vita di Donna Onlus is a non-profit organization based out of Rome, Italy, that aims to protect women’s health and reproductive rights, headed up by Dr. Elisabetta Canitano. Continue reading [POLITICS] Texas Senate Bill 25 Would Allow Doctors to Withhold Information About Fetal Abnormalities to Patients

[POLITICS] The U.S. Supreme Court and the Global Gag Rule: Policy Likely to Stay in Place Throughout Trump Presidency

This article originally appeared at Vita di Donna on 15 February 2017 and can be read here (in Italian). Associazione Vita di Donna Onlus is a non-profit organization based out of Rome, Italy, that aims to protect women’s health and reproductive rights, headed up by Dr. Elisabetta Canitano. Continue reading [POLITICS] The U.S. Supreme Court and the Global Gag Rule: Policy Likely to Stay in Place Throughout Trump Presidency

Carrie Fisher (1956-2016)

I’m sitting here, at the end of a long work day (I did not take a break, except a brief retreat to the restroom, mostly just to get away from my desk but not interact with others), and I am numb. Earlier, the news broke across social media that Carrie Fisher had died. When I saw the words of the headline, I drew a sharp breath and fought the harsh sting of immediate tears, a battle I would continue to wage for the rest of the day. Burying myself in a heavy workload after a long weekend, I tried to distract myself from the creeping feeling of despair, but I kept turning back to the constant stream of posts and tweets. Some genuine, some absurd, some cringe-worthy. Every one would bring the tears again, and I would have to look away. Continue reading Carrie Fisher (1956-2016)

A Length of Rope, Revisited

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Last night, I had the distinct pleasure of returning to my old university for dinner with a former professor, now friend, and taking in a movie from the school’s Tuesday film series. The feature was Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope, from 1948, a minor suspense thriller based on a stage play by Patrick Hamilton. After the film, as we wandered around campus, I remembered that somewhere out there I had written a review of Rope that was somewhere between unfavorable and apathetic. I’ve since found this review, from 2010, and am sharing it here unedited, with a few updated comments (in brackets and italics throughout): Continue reading A Length of Rope, Revisited