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Can Music Change the World flyer Can Music Change the World?: Arts and People’s Protests Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony resonates still as the international anthem of hope. It buoyed the protesters in Tiananmen Square, provided solace to Berliners tearing down the … Continue reading

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No One Wants to Call Husband a Rapist

 By Regina Dooley  How would you feel if your best friend or sister told you that her husband raped her?  You would probably be outraged.  You would certainly encourage her to contact the police and you would definitely insist that … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast

  By Antionque Penny                 A lawyer was just waking up from anesthesia after surgery, and his wife was sitting by his side. His eyes fluttered open and he said, “You’re beautiful!” and then he fell asleep again. His wife … Continue reading

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Limits on Abortion: The Issues Women Face in Iran

 by Jenna Raleigh  In the past few decades Iran has progressed immensely in the area of family planning. It has been said that Iran has, perhaps, the best family planning program world-wide. The program’s merits include making contraceptives free and … Continue reading

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Anorexia and Bulimia are Caucasian Western Diseases

by Mary Pettengill             An eating disorder occurs when an individual manipulates his or her eating habits to drastically change the appearance of the body, usually to fit the social norm or socially idealized body type of their culture.  In … Continue reading

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Kenya’s Service Sector: Government Corruption and the Increase in Female Commercial Sex Workers

  by Cushundra Williams            Joyce Warimu began working in the commercial sex trade after she graduated from elementary school. Her family, like many others in western Kenya, was stricken by poverty. Her father, a meager coffee bean farmer, was … Continue reading

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Those Who Bleed: Menstruation in India and the Need for Education

by Almira Salic Imagine a young girl who is lacking in reproductive education seeing blood come down her legs for the first time. Such an event could be very confusing and frightening to an unsuspecting and uneducated girl. Now imagine … Continue reading

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Stop Telling Women To Smile

Here is a project that was started in Brooklyn that addresses street harassment.  I find it an interesting tactic in combating the problem and thought it was complimentary to what we discussed in class and the Snickers commercial from Australia. … Continue reading

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Sexual Harassment and the Geography of Fear

by Victoria Wagner      As my mom and I walk across the street, my eyes follow two men walking      down the same road to where we are headed. Maybe it is the fast pace of their walk,     the … Continue reading

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Female Circumcision versus Female Genital Mutilation

by Tamara Kovacs A little over a year ago, I had my most painful experience. After much thought and research, I decided to have the hood of my clitoris pierced. The entire process was quick, but those few seconds were … Continue reading

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