Recommendation 1 from ‘The Newyorker’

Article Name:‘BIRTHRIGHT’

By: ‘Jill Lepore’

The campaign against planned parenthood

Summary:

The article is about the Planned Parenthood health centers in the US and begins by talking about their work, aims and details along with some personal accounts of the writer. It goes on to debate about the issue of provision of reproductive services and discrimination regarding the same, highlighting the politics behind it and the cause of fury over the planned parenthood health centers.

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Sultry: Characterized by oppressive heat and humidity
Swank: Display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously
Unrelenting: Never-ceasing

Recommendation 2 from ‘Project Syndicate’

Article Name:‘Kill and Let die’

By: ‘Naomi Wolf’

The license to kill

Summary:

The article talks about the coincidence of the concurrence of the last US presidential debate and the Bond movie premiere, discussing the policy of drone attacks and assassination being followed by the US. The views of both the candidates are discussed, regarding the killings authorized by government without any trials, and the writer enunciates her disapproval regarding the same, giving the term to US’s unjustified acts as the ‘license to kill’.

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Shaming: Cause to be ashamed
Aver: To declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
Annihilation: Total destruction

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:‘Our duty to tell the truth about being gay in Uganda’

By: ‘Judy Adong’

Armed with a pen

Summary:

The article talks about the anti-homosexuality laws in Uganda, describing the problems of such people, with the writer giving an account of his own help to the community. It gives the details of her research work and the realizations about the false notions about the gay and lesbian community in Uganda, describing the problem in the whole of Africa, and how writers and artists could contribute to the whole movement.

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Learn Words from the article:

Enticement: The act of influencing by exciting hope or desire.
Wary: Marked by keen caution and watchful prudence.
Galling: Causing irritation or annoyance.

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