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Unresolved business: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (UNICEF)

TweetAs many as 30 million girls are at risk of being cut over the next decade if current trends persist, says UNICEF in its most recent report on FGM/C. A total of 125 million women and young girls suffer the consequences of FGM/C as a result of social convention practices which are far from being [...]
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Stop Telling Me To Make Things For Women If I Want Them

TweetI was having a conversation with someone about sexualized images of women, i.e. posters of half naked women in office environments. I pointed out that the problem is not with partial nudity in itself but the context behind having a sexualized image of a woman hanging in an office in a field that is dominated [...]
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Ambiguous feelings about Turkey

TweetAfter graduating from high school, I decided to take a gap year. College will always be here; nothing will change about it. Many things happened to me during high school-an accident, my grandfather’s death, etc- and I never took the time to actually cope with them; I was always rushing, always focusing on my schoolwork [...]
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I am this African Girl

Tweet A SYTYCB entry No need to know my name, as though you will ever pronounce it correctly. Instead you will mock it with laughter and claim that it’s too exotic for this country. Yet I am expected to know and pronounce all your names correctly. I am this African Girl, in my early twenties, straddling two worlds and [...]
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Abortion is a Moral Decision

TweetBy Rev. Debra W. Haffner, cross-posted at On The Issues Magazine I have been an advocate for safe and legal abortion for more than 35 years. The Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade during my first year of college, and I remember thinking, “thank goodness, this fight is over.” By now, we surely know that [...]
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