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Keep your moral beliefs out of my reproductive rights

As the dystopian novel of the Donald Trump administration barrels on, irony layers upon itself as the president and his team move to roll back federal requirements issued by former President Barack Obama mandating insurance plans to cover birth control ...

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What our country needs is a leader, not whatever Trump is

Between the hurricanes, the Las Vegas mass shooting and continued tension with North Korea, President Donald Trump has shown his true colors as a leader, and none of them are commendable. It was an already known fact that Trump is ...

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It’s not about bathrooms, it’s about visibility

Last week, the Trump Administration’s war on compassion raged on, this time with both the departments of justice and education each rolling back protections for transgender students and their right to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity, regardless ...

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Planned Parenthood: Not an abortion factory

When Planned Parenthood opened its doors in October 1916, it was originally called the American Birth Control League. One hundred years later, it remains a leading provider of birth control and sex education in the United States. While abortion and ...

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The preeminent penis complex

Athletes, coaches, broadcasters, umpires, referees, general managers: the world of sports has been forever dominated by men and has made little progress in recent years in welcoming women into a world that they so rightly and equitably deserve a place ...

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My power is power, not intution

In regard to the Op Ed piece that ran last week about the need for Fresno State women to support their fellow women, I have a bone to pick. Primarily with the quote that women “…have a special power, called ...

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Target creates inclusive spaces

Target showed that it is on the side of progress once again. Last year Target desegregated the toy aisles, and this year it’s creating inclusive bathroom policies. Target’s recent blog post announced the changed the bathroom policy in its stores. ...

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Vagina is not a dirty word

The amount of fear associated with the word “vagina” is absurd. Tampon commercials completely skirt the word, even though companies are making a profit off of vaginas and their needs. In public schools, the word “vagina” is censored from the ...

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My favorite feminist heroes are suddenly sexist

Dear Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem, you have lost your way. For the longest time, you were both icons of equality and feminism. But last week, you let down so many women who had clung to your every word as ...

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Real people break stereotypes – there’s nothing wrong with that

Lately on social media, there seems to be this trend of showing pictures of mildly attractive men and women doing mundane things, with text over them arbitrarily calling them “real” men or women. These photos are ridiculous. There is no ...

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Stand with Planned Parenthood

No matter how you feel about abortion, do not take it out on Planned Parenthood or its patrons. Don’t picket its buildings. Don’t harass its patrons. The men and women using these services are not guilty of anything other than ...

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It’s on us to stop campus sexual assault

Vice President Joe Biden Twenty-one years ago, I wrote the Violence Against Women Act to end the scourge of violence against women and hold perpetrators accountable. It’s been a great success, but even one attack is one too many. So ...

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Ladies: No Shave November

No Shave November is not just for men. The month of November is often referred to as No Shave November – a time when men and women alike give up shaving in favor of a more natural look. The trend ...

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A debate or a Debacle? Purging women in the GOP

On Wednesday night, Americans witnessed the GOP debate. I say witnessed because I feel like I just watched a crime against America being committed. Wednesday night was no victory for women in America. From defunding Planned Parenthood to putting women ...

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Gender neutral aisles: It’s not the end of the world

  Earlier this month, the retailer Target announced that it would no longer be labeling toys, bedding and entertainment by gender. Hurray! This is a major win for gender-neutral marketing. Target’s decision to remove the gender labels in these departments ...

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