Clean More, Weigh Less!

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If you’ve been struggling with weight management, better get back into the kitchen and make your man a sandwich or at least clean the bathroom floor—because, according to a new study, obesity is caused by a lack of housework. Sponsored by Coca-Cola, the Public Library of Science study was designed to examine the increased prevalence […]

Obama Pushes to Diversify the Judiciary

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In effort to transform the court system to resemble the society it governs, President Obama is pushing to name more women and minorities to the federal judiciary bench. Unfortunately, his efforts to diversify the judiciary system face Republican resistance. After receiving criticism that he didn’t make a significant enough effort to fill vacancies in the […]

Keep Calm and Prepare To Be Offended

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As a play on the British home front propaganda slogan “Keep Calm and Carry On,” variations of the phrase have become a worldwide meme on everything from t-shirts to iPhone covers. While many companies have done their best to capitalize on the latest novelty, none have gone quite as far as U.S.-based clothing seller Solid Gold Bomb (SGB), which […]

Don’t Miss Muslima!

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In an effort to break stereotypes about Muslim women, The International Museum of Women (IMOW) has debuted the online exhibition Muslima: Muslim Women’s Art & Voices. It showcases stories, artwork and ideas from leading artists and women’s rights advocates in Iran, Afghanistan, Bosnia and elsewhere in the world. Including a collection of mini-memoirs called “Muslima Stories,” […]

NEWSFLASH: VAWA Passes!!

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In a comfortable vote of 286-138, the House of Representatives passed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act today, which the Senate had already approved. President Obama is now expected to sign it into law. The latest version of VAWA contains much-needed additional protections for LGBT persons, Native Americans and immigrants. A Republican-sponsored bill […]

Job Opening: Seeing A New, Progressive Pope

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As the first Pope in more than 600 years to resign, Pope Benedict XVI announced early Monday morning that he will be stepping down after 8 years of attacking feminist ideals and denying access to birth control–not to mention the 25 years as Cardinal Ratzinger that he led the Vatican office responsible for investigating claims […]

FDA Won’t Unplug Plan B Vending Machine

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The FDA has decided to allow Shippensburg (Pa.) University to continue selling emergency contraceptives (EC) from a campus vending machine. While Plan B  has been dispensed for about 3 years on the Cumberland Valley campus, most students were not even aware of it’s availability until last spring when concerns arose over its accessibility. The controversy […]

Boy Scouts Reconsider Anti-Gay Policy

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After decades of controversy, the Boy Scouts of America may finally stop discriminating against gay scouts and scoutmasters. A new policy that will be considered by BSA’s national board next week in Texas would allow each scouting unit to decide independently whether to allow gay members and leaders, rather than having the national organization set […]