Same-Sex Marriage: A Test of our Democracy

As the Supreme Court takes on two major cases regarding the constitutionality of laws against same-sex marriage, a number of people have been lined up outside for days to witness what is a potentially historical moment for the United States.  Supporters are waving flags and holding up signs with statements such as “A justice delayed... Continue Reading →

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Breastfeeding: What Influences a Women’s Choice

Despite both state and national breastfeeding policies that protect a mother's right to breastfeed in public spaces, many women still feel inhibited to exercise their right.  Knowing that breastfeeding is the healthiest option for both mother and baby, initiatives are being taken on to increase its popularity among new mothers. I recently held the belief... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk About Sex

Just a few years ago in Lubbock, Texas, Shelby Knox was  beginning her early years of activism, fighting for sex-positive education and women's rights.  Knox's documentary follows her as she struggles with the ultra-religious community around her preaching abstinence in the face of high teen-pregnancy rates and STD's.  Most of her resistance, in fact, came... Continue Reading →

An Experience of Moving Beyond the Sexes

Robert Ead, a 52 year-old MTF transgender living a quiet life in the country-side of Georgia, was betrayed by more than just society.  Robert describes his experience with ovarian cancer as a "supreme irony", his experience with giving birth as a "betrayal to his own body".  For many transgenders, the experience is re-told with a... Continue Reading →

Bringing Feminism to Science

In the latter half of the 20th century, feminists have begun to critique, analyze and ultimately restructure the role of women within the world of science.  Feminists are now asking: is science inherently sexist? Although gender hierarchy within the field has led to a substantial lack of recognition, many contributions made by women have been... Continue Reading →

Housework: Who’s Doing More?

Housework: an expected responsibility of many wives in the home yet an unprofitable enterprise within society.  With the cost of living continually rising in America, it is not uncommon for a majority of women to work full-time outside of the home.  Yet studies reveal that women are still performing a majority of the housework despite... Continue Reading →

Politics & Women’s Health

Women's health has been a strong political focus recently leading up to the Presidential election.  The first Presidential debate, in fact, included such discussion.  Obama, although known to support women's health rights, accused Planned Parenthood of violating women's health law  while Romney remained true to his political party roots by supporting anti-choice as well as... Continue Reading →

Health: From the Inside-Out

The above picture was posted on Pintrest.com, a virtual bulletin board in which people can post images, ideas, tips or general interests and share them with others.  You can keep track of your interests by creating various theme boards from "craft ideas" to "gluten-free recipes" to organize your interests.  If you like a picture or... Continue Reading →

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