We <3 Supporters of the Irish LGBT Community

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In the tradition of St. Patrick’s Day, many cities will be celebrating the Irish heritage of their citizens in a flood of green, surrounded by the aroma of corned beef and cabbage and washing everything down with a pint of Guinness. New York and Boston mayors Bill de Blasio and Martin Walsh, however, decided to […]

Underwear Under Siege

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Picture this: You’re on your way to work, it was particularly warm, so you decided to wear a dress. The train, subway or bus you are riding is crowded. You glance over to the man sitting in front of you and realize his camera is pointed up your dress. Disgusted, you contact the police for […]

NEWSFLASH: Senate Passes New Procedures for Prosecuting Military Sexual Assault

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Having seen the Pentagon report of 26,000 cases of military sexual assault in 2012, with only 10 percent being prosecuted, is the U.S. Congress finally going to take military sexual assault seriously? There was some good news this week as the Senate unanimously approved a bill proposed by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) that would change […]

NEWSFLASH: University of California Creates New Guidelines After Facing Sexual Assault Complaints

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The University of California has created new guidelines for campus administrators to report sexual assault. They are now required to report more types of violence and harassment, provide more support to victims and create harsher punishments for perpetrators. The Clery Act already requires such actions of the university, but UC has also addressed issues that […]

Alaskan Assemblyman Takes Aim at Ms.

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  SEE UPDATE AT BOTTOM The Co-op Market Grocery and Deli of Fairbanks, AK, is a small local market that sells natural foods while allowing local citizens to invest in the market, financially and democratically (there are currently 2,200 invested member-owners). But this past week, those members have had to worry about more than the […]

NEWSFLASH: Texas Abortion Restrictions Close Down Three More Women’s Health Clinics

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Since Texas passed House Bill 2 last summer, which placed new restrictions on abortion services, women’s health centers have been closing down across the state. Only 19 of the 44 clinics that provided abortions three years ago are still in operation, and last week three more had to close. Two were located in the Rio […]

Paul Ryan: Full Stomach, Empty Soul

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc) didn’t major in psychology, so maybe that’s why he turned Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs on its head when he pontificated at the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 6 about the U.S. providing food for hungry children: The left is making a big mistake here. What they’re offering people is a […]

We Spleen Florida Justice

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If you’re going to fire a gun in Florida, make sure you hit your target. At least that seems the only way to evade conviction. George Zimmerman was found not-guilty in 2013 for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin; Michael Dunn was recently convicted of attempted murder for shooting at three unarmed teenagers, but a […]

Of Frats, Rape Culture and #TFM

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Freshman year of college, as I was on my way to my first fraternity party, I remembered the rule: Don’t bring any guys. Only girls would be let in to drink the free “jungle juice,” concocted by the fraternity guys. Looking back, I now realize what this rule was for: more chances for the frat […]

Jim Crow of the 21st Century

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We haven’t seen proposed laws this jaw-droppingly discriminatory since Jim Crow of the 19th and 20th century. Even more recently, these proposed laws reflect the men’s only business clubs, such as Kiwanis, Rotary and Lions, that have largely disappeared from sight in the 90s. Arizona is the first state to pass a “religious rights” bill  […]