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Seagoing clinic attempts to aid Moroccan women

By Tyler Davis

October 15, 2012

The Dutch human rights group Women on Waves was stopped from docking its ship in Morocco Oct. 4 because it intended to provide abortions to Moroccan women by taking them to international waters to circumvent the country’s strict abortion laws.The group has received worldwide attention for helping women safely circumvent anti-abortion laws instead of resorting to dangerous alternatives.There are approximately 600–800 illegal ab...

Birth control battle

By Emily Fasold

April 23, 2012

While the first wave of feminism in the early 20th century was aimed at gaining the right to vote, the current generation of American women has struggled to achieve full insurance coverage for pregnancy, birth control, emergency contraception and other women’s health care issues. Up until now, that is.After fierce negotiation, President Barack Obama’s administration and the Department of Health and Human Services announ...

Title IX: Equally funded but not equally respected

By Nader Ihmoud

February 27, 2012

In light of Title IX’s 40th anniversary, an examination of women’s increased stature in sports seems more than appropriate. Title IX was passed in 1972, giving equal funding to both women and men in any educational program or activity that receives federal money.A majority of Americans believe it is only for sports, but the truth of the matter is that athletics is only one of 10 programs the act addresses.According to ...

Military women still fighting cultural barriers

By Gabrielle Rosas

February 20, 2012

Army Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester was sitting in the back of a military convoy in Iraq March 20, 2005, when insurgents ambushed the vehicle as it traveled into Baghdad. Hester and her comrades braved enemy fire to reach trenches along the road where they fought back with grenades. Hester killed three insurgents and saved “countless lives,” according to her award citation. For her bravery in combat, she received the Silver Star ...

Women should “man up” in the workplace to keep up with male co-workers

By Gabrielle Rosas

February 6, 2012

My father is the most successful man I know. He is one of the top executives in the multi-million dollar environmental consulting field. He’s 51 years old and works out religiously at the gym every day of the week. He has always seemed so much more confident and wealthy than I could ever hope to be. But he always pushed me, sometimes to the point of anger. When I was little, he used to ask me, “Gabs, are you a man or a ...

Delusion for president

By Samuel Charles

January 17, 2012

I first heard of Ron Paul during the 2008 election.At the time, he seemed a Ralph Nader-esque candidate, one who ran with no possible chance of actually winning but had the potential to gum up the works for my favored candidate nonetheless.With a distant second place finish in the New Hampshire primary vote and a third place finish at the Iowa Caucuses, Paul really doesn’t have much to brag about. But you wouldn’t know tha...

Equality for women can be attained through awareness

By Meghan Keyes

November 8, 2010

I grew up in a Christian household that was part of a non-denominational church. The world I lived in and the scope of my knowledge was limited, positively and negatively, by the views of the church. The church preached basic Christian values, yet we rarely dealt with tough topics. I knew nothing of gender inequality before college.Now, I consider myself a feminist. I believe women should be equal to men, regardless of what part of...

Despite protests, Chicago Public Schools continue with closings

By Stephanie Saviola

March 1, 2010

After months of public outrage and protests, Chicago Public Schools and the Board of Education are slowly making headway in the ongoing matter of school closings and consolidations.During the past few weeks, Chicago Public Schools removed seven of the 14 schools from the closing or turnaround list. For some concerned parents and teachers, progress is being made, but many are still dissatisfied with the news.“It is a step in the right di...

Birth control provisions necessary in stimulus

By Steven Schnarr

February 9, 2009

On Jan. 27, The U.S. House dropped the most justifiable and necessary provision from the stimulus bill-$200 million for new contraceptive services and prevention of STDs.If any of the provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are worthwhile, birth control initiatives are, and have been, the most needed.Some argue that birth control is an unrelated part of the bill, rather than directly affecting stimulus. But...

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