Posts Tagged "Gender"

We Are a Country Drenched in Bloodshed: Some Hard Truths About Violence in the Media

We Are a Country Drenched in Bloodshed: Some Hard Truths About Violence in the Media

By Don Hazen Read on Alternet December 20, 2012 | The horrific massacre of schoolchildren and their teachers in Newtown, Connecticut, has unleashed an unprecedented debate about how to address the problem of mass violence in our country. There is an increasing sense that American society is incapable of protecting its citizens, including young children, the most vulnerable among us. Yes,...

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Sick of Violence

Sick of Violence

It has been just one week since the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre took place and many of us are still numb to the horror of what happened. My question is, are we brave enough to step out of our comfort zones, suspend all judgments, look long and hard at the big picture and implement lasting social change? There are a myriad of issues that have informed my life’s work and that are...

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First Time Not Required to Play in Bikinis

First Time Not Required to Play in Bikinis

While You Were Staring at Their Butts, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings Just Won Their Third Gold Medal By Justin Peters | Posted Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at 7:38 PM ET Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings celebrate at the end of the women beach volleyball final match against April Ross and Jennifer Kessy. May-Treanor/Walsh won the gold medal. In winning their third straight beach...

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Childless Option

Childless Option

AN INVISIBLE OPTION IN THE AFTERMATH OF SLAUGHTER’S “WHY WOMEN CAN’T HAVE IT ALL” by Lisa Wade I’ve been watching the response to Anne-Marie Slaughter’s Why Women Still Can’t Have It All roll out across the web. Commentators are making excellent points, but E.J. Graff at The American Prospect sums it up nicely: Being both a good parent and an...

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Ruling Against Circumcising Boys

Ruling Against Circumcising Boys

German Ruling Against Circumcising Boys Draws Criticism By NICHOLAS KULISH BERLIN — A German court in Cologne ruled on Tuesday that circumcising young boys represents grievous bodily harm, a decision that could have significant repercussions for religious groups. The president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany condemned the decision as “an unprecedented and dramatic intrusion...

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