Bravo to Profamilia, and the Dominican Republic for having the courage to buck the stranglehold that the catholic church has long maintained. In most of Latin America, as I’ve seen firsthand, the concepts of quality sex education, assertion of women’s reproductive rights, family planning, and yes, telling women that they don’t have to be silent victims of rape, sexual harassment, and abuse, are heavily suppressed by catholic dogma and the ridiculous “machismo” attitudes of Latino society. The church has tried, and failed to silence Profamilia. Let’s hope that they not only continue their fantastic work, but that it catches on in other Latin American countries. And fast.