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American Trust In Media, Is it All Gone?

American Trust In Media, Is it All Gone?

“Fake News”. It’s a term that has been coined by President Trump and has seemingly permeated every aspect of the political environment. Under Trump’s administration, the facts reported by mainstream media are accused as false in a perceived effort to bring more credibility to the questionable statements by the president. But how has “fake news” really affected the American public? […]

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Why The Golden Globes Of 2018 Was Memorable

Why The Golden Globes Of 2018 Was Memorable

The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards aired last night, and it wasn’t just an awards show; it was a night of activism. Almost all of the stars chose to wear black to stand in solidarity with victims of sexual harassment and abuse. As Eva Longoria told the New York Times, “this is a moment of solidarity, not a fashion moment. […]

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What To Know About Net Neutrality

What To Know About Net Neutrality

The topic of “net neutrality” has been a hot-button issue for a few months leading up to the December 14 vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). After the FCC voted on party lines ( 3-2 to repeal net neutrality) despite the majority of voters supporting the current net neutrality rules, the internet went crazy. it’s hard to know exactly […]

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Trump’s Accusers Demand A Bipartisan Investigation

Trump’s Accusers Demand A Bipartisan Investigation

President Donald Trump has been accused by 16 women of sexual assault and/or harassment. On Monday, three of those women chose to speak out again, hoping that the recent shift in the social climate would amplify their voices and effect change. Samantha Holvey, Jessica Leeds, and Rachel Crooks spoke at a news conference in New York, organized by Brave New […]

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3 Organizations Fighting Toxic Masculinity

3 Organizations Fighting Toxic Masculinity

Women around the world are finally speaking out about the sexual harassment and/or assault they have experienced in their lives, giving some men the time to reflect on their own behaviors and think critically about their relationships to women. After #MeToo spread like wildfire throughout social media, men responded with hashtags of their own, such as #IHearYou, #HowIWillChange and #IWillSpeakUp. […]

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L&P Event: The Sexism In AI

L&P Event: The Sexism In AI

Is AI sexist? That’s the question that kickstarted the conversation on the evening of November 16 at the Battery in San Francisco. In the cozy lighting of the Parlor Room, men and women of all professions came together to listen to four panelists and engage in an open discussion around the issue of sexism in artificial intelligence. After planned panelist […]

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How Trump Has Inspired More Women To Run For Office

How Trump Has Inspired More Women To Run For Office

Donald Trump’s presidency has not been great for women. There are probably very few people who would dispute this fact. And yet, his election has had one extremely positive outcome for women: more women are running for political office than ever before. EMILY’s list, a PAC with the mission of electing pro-choice Democratic women to American political office, has seen […]

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The DOJ’s Effort To Combat Sexual Harassment In Housing

The DOJ’s Effort To Combat Sexual Harassment In Housing

Recently, the news has been showing us how sexism can embed itself in any area of society. From politics to Hollywood, no one is exempt. And with sexual harassment allegations affecting people like Donald Trump and Harvey Weinstein, it is clear that powerful men are often the culprit. But men don’t have to be rich and famous to be powerful. […]

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A Lesson In Protesting By The #MeToo Trend

A Lesson In Protesting By The #MeToo Trend

With Harvey Weinstein’s list of accusers up to a staggering 43 women, people have taken to Twitter to share their own stories of sexual harassment and assault. Sparked by a tweet from actress Alyssa Milano, Twitter users are using the hashtag #MeToo to show just how prevalent this issue is. On October 15, Milano tweeted the following: If you’ve been […]

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5 Facts About Guns In America

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On Sunday September 30th, a horrific mass shooting took place. The events unfolded at a Las Vegas country concert that resulted in at least 59 deaths and hundreds more injured. The police discovered 23 firearms in his hotel room and an additional 19 in his home, once more raising the nation-wide debate on gun control and gun-related violence in America. […]

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The Online Sex Trafficking Bill Tech Giants Struggle To Support

The Online Sex Trafficking Bill Tech Giants Struggle To Support

Based on the research of Thorn, the non-profit dedicated to fighting child sex trafficking, “63% of child sex trafficking survivors were advertised online at some point during their trafficking situation.” With the growth of technology, online sex trafficking is unfortunately a steady part of our reality. In an effort to combat online sex trafficking, a bipartisan amendment is in the […]

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Exposing The Myths Behind DACA And Immigrants

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Hundreds of thousands of immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals are in danger. There are many misconceptions surrounding DACA and immigrants that are widely perpetuated, even by our political leaders. We break down some of these myths. Immigrants are criminals This myth, famously propagated by President Trump during his 2016 campaign, is a common misconception about undocumented immigrants living […]

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Important Advice About Donating To Victims Of Disasters

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Years ago, ProPublica investigated American Red Cross’s failed support of Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010. From their research, they have some crucial advice when it comes to donating to disaster relief, which is still relevant today following the rampage of Harvey and Irma. Two years ago, we published an investigation with NPR into the American Red Cross’ failures in Haiti. […]

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