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 […]

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 […]

NOT Politics As Usual

NOT Politics As Usual

By: Anise Smith If you would have asked me a few years ago if I would ever be heavily involved with politics in any form I would have laughed as if I were watching Def Comedy Jam. I was JUST NOT involved with politics in any form, I didn’t know who candidates were nor did […]

It’s Only a Political Party When Family Isn’t Involved

It’s Only a Political Party When Family Isn’t Involved

By: Tracy Madlener With the upcoming election right around the corner, I’m on the phone more than usual with my long distant mom to keep her current with what’s going on… and I like to hear about other family members and how they’re doing.  Okay, that’s mostly true, but really, I like to hear if […]

FGM – “Why?” Is Not Good Enough

FGM – “Why?” Is Not Good Enough

By: Tracy Madlener  They told her that she would be rewarded.  They lured her to believe it was easy.  She believed her parents would never harm her.  She trusted them and followed their lead. Once she entered the room, her 8 year old body was restrained by grown women, her legs spread far apart and […]

Personhood: Reproductive “rights” devoid of science and logic

Personhood: Reproductive “rights” devoid of science and logic

By: Amanda K. Fox The personhood bills are among the most potentially frightening pieces of legislation that lawmakers have brought to the floor in many years. What makes them frightening is not just the language they use, but how radically misunderstood what exactly personhood is. No woman, on either side of the political divide, can […]