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Obergefell v. Hodges: Marriage, but not Equality

  On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court decided in favor of extending to same-sex couples the right to marry. The case, Obergefell v. Hodges, made national a conception of marriage that had already been enacted in 37 states: that two members of either sex could marry. Though it notably […]

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Rape Culture: One Through/In Four

Rape Culture: One Through/In Four

By Kelly Hatfield ’17 TW: sexual violence, victim blaming, offensive language When I was in third grade and in the car on the way to school, I was told what to do if I was physically assaulted—I was taught to kick between the person’s legs with all the strength my […]

Progressivism and Feminism: Works in Progress

Progressivism and Feminism: Works in Progress

The Vagina Monologues—especially for women, hopefully for men and anyone else along the spectrum—is an introspective, awe-inspiring, intense theatrical production, and one that is famous for an important reason. To start with, the show makes the performers say vagina (a lot). But it also offers some deep insights. After seeing […]

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Dispatches from the War on Women

Dispatches from the War on Women

Defunding Planned Parenthood would disenfranchise oppressed and marginalized groups without distinguishing along party lines. Because of this, we, as Americans, have a collective responsibility to work to empower us all, no matter what combination of privileged and oppressed identities we hold as individuals.

The Princeton Where Sexual Assault is Discussed

The Princeton Where Sexual Assault is Discussed

The Princeton University student body has remained alarmingly inactive on the subject of sexual assault. In HBO’s show The Newsroom, however, a student at a fictional version of Princeton suggests that technology could help break this silence.

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Why Locks on Women’s Bathroom Doors are Not Obsolete

Why Locks on Women’s Bathroom Doors are Not Obsolete

One night last year when I was showering in the women’s bathroom I heard a large group of shouting guys massing in the hallway outside on their way to the stairs. I rinsed off but stayed in the dripping shower stall, waiting for everyone to clear out. The thought of walking through a crowd of drunk men wearing just a towel made me uneasy. Suddenly some guy started banging on the door of the women’s bathroom and yelling. To my terror the keypad started beeping.

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The Philosophy of Exclusion

The Philosophy of Exclusion

By the end of his talk hosted by the Anscombe society last Friday, Alexander Pruss laid out a vision of sexual ethics and marital norms far more insidious than his unassuming tone suggests.

Not so fast: Today’s decisions aren’t as great as you think

Not so fast: Today’s decisions aren’t as great as you think

by Madhu Ramankutty America’s millennials are thrilled. Twitter and Facebook feeds are filled with tweets of pride: “DOMA DOWN!” and “Overjoyed!” Instagram is overflowing with photos of sepia-colored rainbows and #SCOTUSpolice. Today’s overwhelming reaction to the Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 is a […]

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Paul E. Singer, one of American Unity PAC's leading supporters

Positive Efforts from American Unity PAC

by Namkyu Oh Rhode Island is on-track to be the country’s 10th state to legalize gay marriage. The legislation passed through the Rhode Island House back in January, and the Senate vote yielded 26 in favor and 12 against [1]. What’s most significant about the most recent vote is that all five […]

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