As the school year begins, and in celebration of this Women's Equality Day on Aug. 26, we can work here at home to reduce the pervasive sexism and inequity that females face.
It's on us, as parents, educators and citizens, to lead and live by example. Moderate and legal alcohol consumption encouragement and practice would do far greater good than prohibition or a warning label.
The phrase 'sexual violence' has high currency now and, tragically, it's use appears to be on the increase. It is a situation that achieves one distin...
The topics of religious liberties and human rights are two of the most fundamental values embedded into our national consciousness as Americans....
As overwhelming as this list is, it is by no means exhaustive. The journey to make your family may be the toughest battle of your entire life.
This week, the Legislature returns from its summer recess and begins the sprint to adjournment at the end of the month. For the bills that have survived multiple committee hearings, floor votes and amendments, this is the end of the line.
In the year since the Game of Thrones fifth season finale aired we have witnessed hundreds more reports of actual sexual violence against women that would have been right at home in the Game of Thrones world, including the rape of a woman at a Stanford party by Brock Turner, he of the "20 minutes of action" infamy.
Pepperdine has had a long history of being an unwelcoming place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people, including being listed...
Even in an era when abandoning babies on hillsides was acceptable and accused criminals could face death by wild animal, Livy's account of Rome's transition from monarchy to republic are ten of the wisest words written about responding to a survivor of rape.
This blog is part two in a series outlining the horror stories caused by campus adjudication and clear lack thereof. These stories are very important to clarifying the extreme injustices happening on our college campuses. I hope you will continue to read the series.
Brock, it has been three weeks since your name scarred headlines across every publication in the nation. It has been three weeks and I still flip through the details of the Stanford rape case in my head each day. I think about the powerful statement made by Survivor and by your own parents' public pleas. I still think about those now infamous twenty minutes.
I am so sick and damned tired of no one giving a damn about the victims, and only caring about the future of the abusers. If this is you -- take a damn seat. You are enabling future abusers and are complicit in their actions.
It may be tempting to think that the situation in the U.S. is ages ahead of other nations, particularly those that are experiencing conflict. But this is not the case. As the case of former Stanford University student Brock Turner shows, impunity for sexual violence remains a problem in the U.S.
While religion in the past has taught us how to live ethical lives and be moral people, it seems as though society is going through some sort of transition. When that which used to keep us safe begins to perpetuate violence, it is time to reevaluate these systems. The problems and promises of religions are most worthy of thought and consideration.
The sexual assault case involving Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, along with the light six-month sentence he received, has brought the problem of sexual assault on college campuses -- especially those involving college athletes -- back into the national spotlight.
While watching the live broadcast of the celebration of Muhammad Ali's life, I was reminded of a few things he embodied, namely the Olympic Spirit. In a year in which nations will compete in the Summer Olympics in Brazil, it was the Olympics that provided Ali an international platform to showcase his athletic prowess which subsequently led to his ascension as a sportsman and an unapologetic, principled fighter of justice and equality.