The sheer prevalence of rape and sexual assault can engender feelings of helplessness, if not outright apathy. Why even bother with fighting back, when it all feels so deeply entrenched and systemic?
The more we talk about mental illness the same way we talk about physical illness the faster the perception and stigma will change. Your story, or a loved one who has had a victory over mental illness or addiction can inspire others.
The struggle for equality isn't just about equal rights, but also equal accountability, and an abuser is an abuser -- man or woman.
Our modern world still conforms to an archaic double standard when it comes to the assumptions surrounding a woman who's single. When a high-value man is single he's viewed as "playing the field" or hasn't met the "right woman." When a high-value woman is single it's assumed to mean that men don't want her (for good reason.)
Six experts entrenched in the system -- from the executive director of a prison reform organization, to a forensic psychologist, to a prison arts teacher -- were asked this question: What can we do to affect systemic change for women in prison? Here's what they had to say...
Is this a radical notion? Considering how male-dominated the Supreme Court has long been, yes. Is this an outlandish notion? It shouldn't be.
Apparently, women should feel so guilty about eating cheesecake and donuts, sneaking around to do so is a must. And from what, pray tell, are we sneaking from? The world's judgment? Ourselves?
Fans of George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire saga love to speculate about what will happen next. With two books (of seven) to go, the identity of the eventual occupant of the Iron Throne is anyone's guess. But if the Warlocks of Qarth can see into the future, why can't we?
As a feminist, I've always felt deeply conflicted about the whole boob job thing. On one hand, it's both sad and ridiculous that women feel compelled to pay thousands and undergo surgery to attain an ostensibly "more desirable" body.
As long as this statistic is being touted as a scientifically proven fact, we have a problem. It is daily espousing a condescending correlation between lesbian identity and unhealthy weight. This notion is and will continue to affect the physical and emotional well-being of many a queer girl, both young and old.
Ultimately, the thing that could really enable mass adoption of this male-centric birth control option is the same thing that motivates women to religiously, even fanatically, commit to a daily pill-popping regimen: sheer, unadulterated fear.
The idea that stats can outsmart baseball brains is the source of a heated and ongoing debate. It is wise, but not necessarily universally accepted by fans and pundits. How can a machine outperform years of coaching ball?
Leaders parade decision-making as rational and strategic because they "have the numbers" to support it. The tech revolution with its miraculous information-processing seems to support the idea of data as king.
When Oahu and Maui bounced back, Hawaii still struggled with higher unemployment and a stagnated real estate market and construction projects were put on hold for years. Things are finally changing.
When policymakers shape legislation to expand retirement savings and pension coverage, it's important for them to know the truth about how much Social Security provides, which isn't a lot.
Some men want sex all the time; some don't. Some women want sex all the time; some don't. And there are myriad reasons why each gender may not be interested, and many reasons this desire may be fluid over time.