Tag: Equality

Jan 11

Discrimination Keeping Women in Prison Longer

One of the biggest stories of 2012 was the War on Women. Women weren’t getting treated as equals as they should have been, we were not getting the protections we deserved, and our issues were getting pushed aside. As you probably know, this had been happening for years; however, conservative groups were pushing for even …

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Jul 06

The Politics of Women’s Health in the US: Part Three

The biggest news last week was no doubt the Supreme Court ruling upholding President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), or you may know it by its catchier on name ‘Obamacare’. The Act does a lot of good for different groups of Americans, but the one I want to look at is the biggest: women. This …

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Apr 25

Should Wearing Anti-homophobic Shirts be Banned in Schools?

Earlier this month a high school student from Ohio was banned from wearing a t-shirt that was meant to be supportive of National Day of Silence, an event created to draw attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools. Maverick Couch is one of the only openly gay students  at his …

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Mar 21

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Six Months Later

Gay rights groups, activists, and the LGBT community in general has been in the public eye for so many reasons over the past handful of years. With marriage equality slowly creeping up, state by state, and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell being repealed, everyone has been pretty busy. With the six month anniversary of DADT upon …

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Jan 30

The Consequences of Bullying: Saving LGBT Youth

Phillip Parker grew up in Tennessee with a loving family and a supportive group of friends. He was upbeat and energetic throughout most of his childhood, and was respected by many. He was also openly gay. Unfortunately, with his confidence in being out of the closet came the consequence of bullying. To a number of …

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Oct 07

World Teachers Day and the Gender Gap

Last Wednesday, October 5th, was World Teachers Day, initially recognized by UNESCO. While I will assume that many people did not do too much to celebrate, coincidentally I happened to attend a conference on international education.  Foundation for Social Change hosted the Global Conference for Social Change here in New York City, and Wednesday’s theme …

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Jul 19

El Sistema: Music for change

Leer la versión en Español El sistema (The system) is a music program in Venezuela (and in some parts of the U.S) that trains poor kids to be musicians. The program started out in 1975, after economist and musician Jose Abreu gave classical music lessons to 11 children in a Venezuelan garage. Those music lessons …

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Jun 17

LGBT Rights in America

“Every generation of Americans has brought our Nation closer to fulfilling its promise of equality. While progress has taken time, our achievements in advancing the rights of LGBT Americans remind us that history is on our side, and that the American people will never stop striving toward liberty and justice for all.” -President Barack Obama …

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