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“Take this child”: Why women abandon their infants in Bangladesh

http://search.proquest.com/docview/232589162?pq-origsite=summon In this article the author discusses the reasons why women either abandon or kill their children in developing countries, especially Bangladesh. Through in-depth interviews and data analysis, Wilson (1999) not only provides statistics on infant abandonment but also finds … Continue reading

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“This has got to stop” Women game developers fight sexism in industry

http://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/game-on-women-are-developing-new-video-games-and-a-new-culture/ Published on August 13, 2015, Zoe Quinn talks about her experience of on-line harassment after the GamerGate incident. At the end of a short relationship, Quinn’s partner released personal and intimate information about her in a blog which was … Continue reading

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“Ze” Instead of “He/She”, UT’s Office of Diversity & Inclusiveness Requests Use of Gender-Neutral Pronouns.

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2015/sep/01/watson-thinks-senate-should-investigate-uts-gender-neutral-pronoun-ze-he-and-she/322959/ I found this article extremely interesting because it deals not only with gender identity but also with higher education and politics. The University of Tennessee’s Office of Diversity and Inclusiveness is under fire for requesting that students and faculty … Continue reading

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Louisville Med School eQuality Program

https://news.vice.com/article/southern-ish-state-university-pilots-nations-first-lgbt-med-school-curriculum This article appeared on the Vice News webpage last month. It discusses the University of Louisville School of Medicine’s decision to adopt the nation’s first LGBT pilot program for med schools. The program is called “eQuality” and focuses on … Continue reading

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Anti-Transgender Violence Grows Despite “Star Power” Op-Ed

ANTI-TRANSGENDER VIOLENCE By now we are all well aware of the transformation of Bruce Jenner into Caitlyn Jenner. If you’re like me your Facebook timeline, Instagram page, and Twitter feed has been inundated with her Vanity Fair layout as well … Continue reading

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Acquaintance Rape

ACQUAINTANCE RAPE Acquaintance rape or date rape (as it is also related to) is a sexual assault or rape by someone who the victim knows. Acquaintances can include persons related to the victim, a workmate, classmate, religious leader-virtually anyone who … Continue reading

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Rape Culture Wikipedia Entry

Rape culture Rape culture is used to describe a society that tolerates sexual assault and violence against women. Rape culture is a relatively new term that expresses how our culture perpetuates rape in different parts of our lives. According to … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: Substance Abuse and Violence Against Women

Substance abuse is a worldwide problem that many people are struggling with every single day. Not only does this affect their daily lives, but it also affects who they are as a person. Although there may be people who take … Continue reading

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Dating Violence for LGBT Teens Op-Ed

http://www.urban.org/research/publication/dating-violence-experiences-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-youth/view/full_report According to this article, LGBT teens are at a greater risk to experience all types of dating violence. The goal of this study was to compare dating violence experiences of LGBT teens with experiences of heterosexual teens. The types … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: Femicides and Gender-Based Violence in Central America

All over the world femicides are occurring and gender based violence is constantly being shown through the news, social media, and by word of mouth every day! Femicide is the killing of women for cultural or gender based reasons, it … Continue reading

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