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What if Sandra Fluke were a Woman of Color?

(67) Comments | Posted March 21, 2012 | 4:46 PM

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In the wake of the Sandra Fluke vs. Rush Limbaugh media frenzy, we've begun to ask some very interesting questions. On Aljazeera's Listening Post, for instance, one viewer noted that while pressuring advertisers to disassociate themselves from Limbaugh was a smart...

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Women Lead Defense of Maldivian Democracy

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2012 | 11:26 AM

Recent upheaval on the subject of birth control in the United States serves as a reminder of the way religion can be used as a tool to infringe on the rights of women. While this return to battles already won may be unwelcome, females in the U.S. can rest assured...

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An Open Letter About Pfc. Bradley Manning

(31) Comments | Posted February 19, 2012 | 4:48 PM

General Raymond T. Odierno
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army
200 Army Pentagon
Washington DC 20310-0200

February 19, 2012

Dear General Raymond Odierno,

I would like to share my appreciation for your service to the United States. Without honorable and courageous...

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An Arab Spring Without Support

(19) Comments | Posted February 17, 2012 | 1:28 PM

Many believe the "Arab Spring" first blossomed with Tunisia's 2011 elections; however, a Muslim country protested its way to democracy three years before. In the Republic of the Maldives in October of 2008, the people of a beautiful island nation toppled an authoritarian regime by holding...

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Occupy Wall Street, a 21st Century Revolution

(4) Comments | Posted October 18, 2011 | 5:27 PM

Bill Maher whined about pronouncing "Occupy Wall Street" last week on Real Time. For him, five syllables across three words are a mouthful with too much substance and not enough sound bite.

His jibes reflect the anxiety pundits experience trying to categorize OWS. Some say it is like the...

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What Our Facebook Profile Pictures Really Project

(108) Comments | Posted October 10, 2011 | 9:38 AM

If you're a frequent user of Facebook, you'll know what profile picture I'm talking about. The photo is taken from a phone that's been lifted high above her head. When it's posted, her face is front and center, a sultry smile on her lips, and you can see right down...

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