Archive For The “Politics” Category

Affordable Housing & America’s Homeless Problem

Affordable Housing & America’s Homeless Problem

Clyde Burgit and his wife Helen, who have been at the camp for two weeks, sit on a mattress near their tent by the Watergate and Whitehurst Freeway in Washington D.C., November 16, 2015. Reuters An analysis maps the number of homeless people per 100,000 residents in every US state plus Washington, DC. According to the…

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Viral Thread Nails What Happens When Women Don’t Have Control Of Their Bodies

Viral Thread Nails What Happens When Women Don’t Have Control Of Their Bodies

A viral thread perfectly explains the serious, heartbreaking effects of restricting reproductive rights Roe v. Wade currently hangs in the balance as senators deliberate over appointing Brett Kavanaugh, a judge with a seemingly anti-abortion track record, to Supreme Court. This is a seriously scary prospect, and one women’s viral Twitter thread perfectly breaks down all of…

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Was Serena Williams Right To Start An Argument About Sexism?

Was Serena Williams Right To Start An Argument About Sexism?

Serena Williams has a case when she suggests tennis can treat women poorly but there are countless examples of men being penalised for behaviour like hers in the US Open final. When Serena Williams threw away the US Open title she has won six times by calling the umpire “a liar” and “a thief”, she cited…

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White Privilege Is More Than You Think

White Privilege Is More Than You Think

When you hear the word “privilege,” what do you automatically think of? For many, it’s likely that the answer is money. We as a people have learned to equate privilege with monetary wealth and financial gain. The rich are often privileged because they can use their financial abundance to get a leg up on people…

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How I Stopped Being Afraid To Wear My Natural Hair In The Workplace

How I Stopped Being Afraid To Wear My Natural Hair In The Workplace

I first went natural during my freshman year of college. I had originally planned to transition into being natural by letting my hair grow and snipping off bits of my straight hair little by little until all that was left was my kinky texture. But seeing as I’m highly impatient, I spontaneously cut it all off….

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Why Maternity Leave In The United States Really Sucks

Why Maternity Leave In The United States Really Sucks

When I had my first child, I worked for a small physical therapy company and my maternity leave was exactly zero days. I knew that this was the case when I got pregnant. But about three months into my pregnancy, I asked my boss if I would even be guaranteed my job back if I decided to…

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