In a unanimous and unprecedented decision, the California State Board of Education has rightly voted to include minority history, particularly LGBT history, in the mandatory public school curriculum across the state. The law will educate students as early as second grade on LGBT history, the community’s civil rights struggles and contributions to society.
After two years, a Canadian judge, who made disgusting, misogynistic comments toward a rape victim may finally lose his job. In 2014, Justice Robin Camp, a member of the Canadian Federal Court, presided over an alleged rape case in which he essentially blamed the young woman who was assaulted.
The Dakota Access pipeline project crossing through ancestral Native American land has been an ongoing issue since April. But it has not been until now that it is gaining the media’s attention, probably because it deals with a minority group that has consistently been neglected, and thus taken advantage of, throughout history.
Despite thoughtful analysis of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit down during the national anthem, there has been less conversation about the politics behind it.
From recent verdicts in some high-profile campus sexual assault cases, it is apparent that those convicted of such heinous crimes are receiving punishments far too lenient; and the lifelong trauma their victims experience is not being properly considered.
California has taken a big step to help women across the state have more access to birth control pills and other hormonal contraceptves, without a prescription.
Flint, Michigan, has struggled with obtaining clean water since the 1970s, and today,nearly two years since fecal coliform bacteria was found in the water sources, CNN reports that Flint residents still do not have clean water.
Last week Google proposed a set of 13 career-driven female emojis to Unicode Consortium, the company in charge of creating and implementing new emojis, that could change the lack of working women on the keyboard.
There is a fine line between a compliment and sexual harassment that many people unfortunately cross. Catcalling comes in various forms, such as whistling, honking and kissing noises. But in no way is it a compliment.
With California officially changing the legal smoking age to 21, smoking has once again sparked a conversation on campus. Some students are for it — the ones that are over 21, mostly – and others are upset about the notion of being turned away at Circle K.