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Censorship of Islam

When reading articles about progressive ideals one question always pops into my mind: Why is it only Christianity that gets attacked? In the past week this narrative has played out once again. 276 more words


Subpoenaing Sermons

“Show us your sermons.” This was the message of the City of Houston to five area pastors. Last May, Houston’s City Council passed an equal rights ordinance prohibiting “any type of discrimination based on sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, familial status, marital status, military status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or pregnancy” 994 more words


Time to Embrace Diversity

Though social and ethnic diversity has always been part of the American landscape it hasn’t always been generally embraced.  Much of this nation is still struggling to recognize the richness and contributions that diversity inherent brings.  801 more words

Social Issues

Objectification Nation

I published a post regarding sexual assault and its links to fraternities a while ago.  Now, the reality is that sexual assault (especially at large universities), is everywhere.  171 more words

I Am NOT Malala!

When Malala Yousafzai was brutally and inhumanely shot by the Taliban on October 9th 2012, as she boarded her school bus in Swat, the entire nation was greatly shaken by this outrageous act of terrorism. 1,529 more words

Public Opinion

ABC News/Washington Post conducted a poll asking people their feelings on the recent SCOTUS decision to overturn petitions on same-sex marriage in several states.  I, for one, was incredibly excited to hear that a majority of those polled (even in affected states), supported the decision!  17 more words

Revisiting the definition of feminism

Feminism. Don’t we respond to this word like we sometimes did to prayers and religious teachings in childhood, i.e. with a groan? But we are no longer children, and we are expected to examine the reason behind this huge, sometimes even passive, outcry. 861 more words