Nobel Peace Prize: Afghan Women Cyclists Nominated

A trail-blazing group of Afghan women are receiving international recognition for their bravery and commitment to positive social change. The 40-strong Afghan National Women’s Cycling Team is a truly distinct, one-of-a-kind organization in Afghanistan – a war-torn and impoverished country with deeply conservative gender norms….

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Anti-Choice Laws Spur Backchannel Abortions

(Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson) A haunting trend has emerged in Google search behavior among U.S. citizens, indicating the effects of anti-choice legislation sweeping across the country in recent years. In an op-ed for The New York Times, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz discusses an alarming uptick in…

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Nonprofit Suffers from Land’s End Controversy

(Pictured above: Gloria Steinem) Land’s End – the Wisconsin-based clothing retailer – provoked controversy recently when it published an interview with renowned feminist writer and icon Gloria Steinem in its spring catalog. As part of the company’s “Legend Series,” Land’s End intended to underscore the…

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A Global Response to Zika Virus Begins

(Mosquitos: the chief culprits in the rapid spread of the Zika virus) On February 1, the World Health Organization declared a global health emergency. The announcement came in response to an extraordinary increase in birth defects in Brazil. During 2015, thousands of infants were born…

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Planned Parenthood Files Lawsuit

The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) – an anti-abortion organization – made quite a stir last year when it released a series of videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials discussing profits made by illegally trading fetal tissue. Activists from the organization posed as employees…

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