Tag: women’s rights

Focusing on Mothers

Mothers play a huge role in every child’s life. A mom is a child’s support system, role model, and caretaker. From birth to first day of school to college graduation, moms are always there from the beginning to the end. Sometimes though, not all mothers in developing countries are fortunate to see their children growing …

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Women’s Rights in the Media: What’s the Real Story?

As I started working on this post, I did my usual scroll through twitter and a few of my favorite sites searching for a topic about women to write about.  And as I’m sure you’re aware, there’s A LOT of information regarding women’s issues available these days. But as I was searching, something really struck …

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NYC’s Answer to Sex Trafficking: Use Cab Drivers?

As I’m sure you heard, human trafficking in the United States is unfortunately on the rise again. It’s become an ever-increasing problem and New York City has decided to take steps to stop it. But again, just like with their “Latch on NYC” program, I fear the City Council is doing it the wrong way. …

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Olympic Coverage: Are These Really the “Games of the Girls”?

The media has self proclaimed these London Games to be the “Games of the Girls”. For the first time in Olympic history, all 204 countries were represented by both male and female athletes. With the addition of boxing, women were finally able to compete in all Olympic events. In the United States, in particular, female …

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Abortion-Included Tours

“Water always finds its way” I’ve written a little bit about health-related tourism in the past, specifically Penang, Malaysia’s efforts to use high-quality–yet very affordable–hospitals and doctors to encourage tourists to visit the state and undergo medical procedures, but, as you probably guessed from the title, this post is a little different. The Turkish government is …

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“Latch on NYC” Doing More Harm than Good

Have you heard about the new health program starting this September in New York City? Don’t worry, I hadn’t either until I stumbled across a news article the other day. It’s a program aimed at promoting breastfeeding over formula for newborn babies. But it’s only in New York City, so the rest of us don’t …

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Olympic Coverage: Let’s Hear it for the “Girls”

I curled up in front of my television earlier this month, all set to watch the women’s gymnastic Olympic trials, when something caught my attention. At the start of the program, a promotional video began to run, flashing the names of the Olympic hopefuls. There was “Jordyn.. Gabby… McKayla… Alexandra… Kyla…” WAIT. Since when were …

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The London Summit on Family Planning

You may have seen on the news that July 11th was the London Summit on Family Planning, brought to you by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK Department for International Development (DFID). This summit was a landmark in the history of family planning, women’s health and women’s rights. The whole point of …

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Women’s Health in Texas: Why Coverage Might Disappear

Did you know that low-income women in Texas might not have health coverage next year? Do you know why they’re at risk? Because of a decision by the state legislature to deny Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood clinics. The state doesn’t legally have the right to do that if they want to continue receiving federal …

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The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: ESPN Body Issue

The Good: First, the good news. The good news is that the 2012 ESPN Body Issue has officially hit newsstands. Just kidding, that’s not the real good news. The real good news is that we can officially call the ESPN’s 4th Annual Body Issue “a step in the right direction”. While the outright nudity in the …

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