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Her Name was #LeelahAlcorn: A discussion on adolescent transgender suicide

On Sunday, December 28, 2014, trans teen Leelah Alcorn committed suicide. If we were to leave it at that, all we would be doing is showing yet another example of a pandemic problem in the United States, and no doubt around the world.  Transgender teens are attempting to take, or are taking, their own lives at an unprecedented rate.  As noted in a 2011 study conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, 41% of transgender teens had attempted to take their own lives, in comparison to the 1.6% of cisgender teens doing the same.

In the suicide note that Leelah Alcorn left us, she pleaded for us to “fix society” and correct ...

On Sunday, December 28, 2014, trans teen Leelah Alcorn committed suicide. If we were to leave it at that, all we would be doing is showing yet another example of a pandemic problem in the United States, ...

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Can Anything Prevent Rape in the Military?

One year after the Navy’s Victim Legal Counsel (VCL) program began, Karen Fischer-Anderson, who heads the program, praised the mission and the work its legal counselors have done for victims, calling it a “win-win for everyone.”

One year after the Navy’s Victim Legal Counsel (VCL) program began, Karen Fischer-Anderson, who heads the program, praised the mission and the work its legal counselors have done for victims, calling it a “win-win for everyone.”

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Having it all or anything at all

It seems not a day goes by when I’m not reading another headline arguing whether women can have it all, or, more accurately, why they can’t.

It seems not a day goes by when I’m not reading another headline arguing whether women can have it all, or, more accurately, why they can’t.

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Aging Out of Media Silence

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s unapologetic takedown of Bill Cosby at the Golden Globes exposed a raw nerve among the entertainment elite. Fey and Poehler’s halfhearted attempt to impersonate Cosby’s syntax and voice let their wholehearted intention—to openly shame the aging actor on his decades of silence and denial of multiple rape allegations—speak volumes. The audience, arguably, was not entirely pleased to hear it. The discomfort in the room was a marked decline from only moments before, when the two comediennes were delivering a best-of feminist comedy routine to laughter and applause.

Having matriculated in comedy as unapologetic feminists, Fey and Poehler are largely responsible for bringing a feminist perspective into mainstream comedy through their work as Update anchors on Saturday ...

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s unapologetic takedown of Bill Cosby at the Golden Globes exposed a raw nerve among the entertainment elite. Fey and Poehler’s halfhearted attempt to impersonate Cosby’s syntax and voice let their wholehearted intention—to ...

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