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General perception of sexual consent woefully distorted

General perception of sexual consent woefully distorted

By Lena Rawley, Contributing Columnist

September 26, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Media representations of sex do not always promote consent, leading consumers to believe that consent is not a necessary part of sexual intimacy.

Double X: Normalization of sexual assault cannot continue

Double X: Normalization of sexual assault cannot continue

May 1, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Women have worked tirelessly since the 1970s to make the reporting of sexual assault crimes more accessible and effective. However, sexual assault still remains one of the most underreported crimes in America. In 2011, the American Association of University Women found that out of the 40 percent of wome...

Egyptian military as destructive as Brotherhood regime it replaced

Egyptian military as destructive as Brotherhood regime it replaced

March 24, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Five-hundred and twenty-nine supporters of the overthrown Muslim Brotherhood regime were sentenced to death in Egypt on Monday for the murder of a policeman, and for attacks on people and property. The trial lasted only two days, and the court’s decision seems to reflect the wide-scale crackdown on...

Unrealistic standard of beauty leads to hazardous procedure

Unrealistic standard of beauty leads to hazardous procedure

January 31, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

In the 1990s, thanks to hip-hop videos, Americans found themselves introduced to the beauty of a big backside. From that point forward, large buttocks have become a fixture in both popular and rap culture. Now, a large backside and skinny waist are the standard of beauty that all women are expecte...

Sperm donation industry needs regulation

Sperm donation industry needs regulation

December 4, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

On Sunday, The New York Times published an article discussing the unregulated nature of the sperm donation industry in the United States. The piece showed there are no records of a quantity of sperm donors, how often these donors donate or how many times a donor’s sperm is used. The article was publi...