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Having The Period Talk? Don’t Forget These 4 Things

Having The Period Talk? Don’t Forget These 4 Things

By many people in our society, menstruation is still a taboo that one does not dare discuss. It’s a topic saved for woman-to-woman interactions in private settings. The taboo-status is changing as more women actively create awareness about it and demystify it, but we’ll most likely never see it casually discussed on daily media. This must change and it starts […]

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Young Girl Unable To Join Family In US Because Of Trump’s Ban

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President Donald Trump had an extremely busy first week in the presidential office. But the week ended with one of his most grievous orders yet: he put an 90-day immigration ban from seven countries in an effort to stay safe from “terrorism.” This has spurred many citizens, lawyers, and leaders to action. They will fight for the rights of people, but […]

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Our Responsibility To Children In A Trump Presidency

Our Responsibility To Children In A Trump Presidency

Donald Trump’s inauguration is this Saturday. Since his electoral college win in November, many citizens are preparing for how the next four years will unfold. And while we must always be active in our efforts to fight for the rights of vulnerable communities, one of the most important influences we must consider carefully is how our children process and view […]

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4 Simple Ways To Make Children Politically Conscious

4 Simple Ways To Make Children Politically Conscious

Media has a vast presence in the upbringing of modern children. News and information is easily delivered through a variety of mediums and it is impossible for children to not be exposed to it all. Children are aware of the present politically happenings, they may just be unable to process it all in their own terms. For the sake of […]

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We Should Be Talking Politics At The Table Now More Than Ever

We Should Be Talking Politics At The Table Now More Than Ever

It has been an emotional election season. It culminated to a national tipping point with the presidential victory for Donald Trump and now, America’s future as a superpower and inclusive melting pot remains more uncertain than ever. In the wake of the ongoing aftermath of the election’s results, Trump supporters believe their voices were finally heard, while Clinton supporters fear […]

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Why Society Needs To Better Support Teenage Girls

Why Society Needs To Better Support Teenage Girls

The teenage years are considered to be one of the most difficult stages in life. Despite being so young, teenagers are confronted with the world and its standards. They must process where each of them stands in this world and how this world responds to them. But is our society supporting teenage girls enough? The answer is obvious: Teenage girls […]

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How To Frame Exercise Positively

How To Frame Exercise Positively

As positive body image movements influence our society for the better, we must better frame what exercise means exactly. In our media and popular culture, exercise is often associated with weight-loss, attractiveness, superiority, and more, which can communicate toxic messages to our younger generations. Here’s how we should communicate exercise differently to our children: Last year, I turned forty and […]

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Understanding Pregnancy-Related Deaths In Texas

Understanding Pregnancy-Related Deaths In Texas

There was a sudden rise of pregnancy-related deaths in Texas during the last five years. Although Texas underwent major battles over women’s health, there may be more reasons than the lack of family planning for these tragic rates. Read on to understand more: Last week, researchers studying maternal mortality in the U.S. reported an ominous trend: The rate of pregnancy-related […]

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Feminism Is Vital To Our Education System

Feminism Is Vital To Our Education System

Our children are the future. We must make sure that we nurture and educate them so that they can make the progress that’s so necessary in our world. It may be an ambitious feat, but the change we want to see starts in revolutionizing the education system in place. Here’s why we need tones of feminism in our schooling: In […]

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The Pressure To Have A Perfect Pregnant Body

Author Mira Veda- 5 months pregnant. Photo courtesy of Mira Veda.

After saying congratulations, the second thing my mother-in-law said was, “don’t get fat” when we told her I was pregnant with our first child. My first thought was, “did she just say that. My second thought was, “This is the one time I should be allowed to get fat”. Accepting my pregnant body has already been a challenging and complex […]

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Why Feminism Is Inherent To Fatherhood

Why Feminism Is Inherent To Fatherhood

With Father’s Day approaching, it’s time to look at how fatherhood is tied to feminism. The reason why it’s so important to acknowledge how feminism is inherent to fatherhood is because it highlights the collaborative component necessary for the growth in society.  It takes an army of people to create change in society. It takes the same amount of people […]

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Many Medications Prescribed To Pregnant Women Haven’t Been Tested

Many Medications Prescribed To Pregnant Women Haven’t Been Tested

A typical medication for morning sickness and nausea is under fire for causing birthing defects and for illicit practices. This reveals a larger problem: there haven’t been enough tests to prove the safety of these medications for pregnant women. Read on to learn more of untested drugs for pregnant women: This story was co-published with Mother Jones and AL.com. Marquita […]

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How Some Single Moms Are Kept in Poverty

How Some Single Moms Are Kept in Poverty

In our American society, being a single mother is not easy, especially when the system itself doesn’t support single mothers. Our resources operate under the parameters that a woman has a partner, in other words, she’s not alone and being single means you don’t get as many benefits. Here’s exactly how the system rejects single mothers: I became a single […]

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