Marriage Equality And The Legislation Of Love

Marriage Equality And The Legislation Of Love

By Amanda Fox Marriage equality and the legislation of love is a hot topic right now, but it is also a very personal topic for me as well. For anyone who is unaware, I am a lesbian. I have a partner and we have a family. We have all the same concerns and responsibilities as […]

People Should Not Have To Sacrifice Freedom To be Safe From Rape

People Should Not Have To Sacrifice Freedom To be Safe From Rape

By Alicia Taylor Have you seen all the advice to women to keep themselves and avoid getting raped? 1. Make sure your windows are locked so that no one can sneak in. So much for opening the windows come spring time to blow out the winter doldrums. 2. Never walk alone. Forget about that much […]

Another Example Of Ignorance And Brutality

Another Example Of Ignorance And Brutality

By Barbara Farina After the publication of yesterday’s column (which I believe is excellent), there were several responses to it received by some  of us. Luckily, I have to say that the article was generally well received.   But as always, there are people who never ceases to amaze me. In this case, it was […]

Rape: What Part Of “It Is Always Wrong” Is Unclear?

Rape: What Part Of “It Is Always Wrong” Is Unclear?

By Amanda Fox We had not planned for a follow-up to our recent post on the rape culture, which is inexplicably prevalent in society, nor did I plan to take on this topic again so soon. Circumstances, however, dictate that we, as Spicie, make certain points abundantly clear regarding this epidemic global crisis. That is […]

How Mainstream Media And Society Is Promoting A Pro-Rape Culture

How Mainstream Media And Society Is Promoting A Pro-Rape Culture

By Amanda Fox Rape is horrific. The violation associated with the rape itself is bad enough, but the aftermath of it makes us question not only media but how our current society plays a hand in the ongoing violation of victims. It is one of the sickening symptoms of the rape culture we live in […]

Make A Miracle Happen For Homeless Youth

Make A Miracle Happen For Homeless Youth

By: Amanda Fox The homeless youth situation in America is nothing to look past. Only Romania (and arguably Africa as a whole) has a statistically bigger problem with the amount of homeless youth in their country, and if that doesn’t serve as a wake-up call we don’t know what will. This year, Spicie has partnered […]

The Homeless Hopeful: Homeless Youth Can Overcome!

The Homeless Hopeful: Homeless Youth Can Overcome!

By: Tracy Madlener I lived on my own at the age of fourteen.  Then again at fifteen, and one more time, this time, permanently at seventeen.  I’m sure you’re wondering how that can be?  Well, my mom remarried someone that I did not get along with, she had my little brother with this new man […]

5 Things You’ve Heard About Obamacare That Just Aren’t True

5 Things You’ve Heard About Obamacare That Just Aren’t True

By: Amanda Fox The Health Care Reform Act, Affordable Care Act, more popularly known as “Obamacare” (Whatever name you know it by) is possibly one of the most widely misunderstood pieces of legislation that has fallen under intense public scrutiny since the early days of the Social Security Act. Hey, just look how many different […]

Make A Difference During National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

Make A Difference During National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

By: Amanda Fox Were you aware that each year it is estimated that more than 1.6 million children in the US are homeless? Being a kid is tough enough, but homeless youth are ripped from everything they know. School, friends, routine and a sense of safety are just the tip of the iceberg. They are […]

You’ve Still Got A Long Way To Go Baby!

You’ve Still Got A Long Way To Go Baby!

We, and we are assuming many others, noticed that when all the talking heads and analysts presented their numbers at the end of the election, it became evident that women did in fact rock the vote. It goes to show how much power can be harnessed when we act collectively. Of course, not every woman […]