Archive for April, 2009

On April 8, President Obama declared April to be National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. As the month comes to a close, I think it is important to reflect on the issue of sexual assault and its effect on millions of lives in this country. In an official Presidential proclamation, President Obama mentions a study finding […]

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Here is great website dedicated to educating people about women’s struggle in Eastern Congo. Take a look at the news, blogs, and stories from the women who have experienced the horrors of war first hand. Condition: Critical

Equal Pay Day is a designated Tuesday in April every year when women and grassroots organizations across the country seek to shed light on how women and minorities are “in the red” with their pay. The event was founded in 1996 by the National Committee on Pay Equity as a publicity event to raise awareness. […]

Feminism is the belief in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes. This definition does not exclude any member of any sex based on sexual orientation, race, or any other factor. Feminist scholars have been criticized throughout history for pursuing the advancement of women through a narrow lens limited in terms of class, race, […]

January 29, 2009 was without a doubt a historic moment in American history. It was on that day that President Barack Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to fight pay discrimination and ensure fundamental equality to American workers. While this landmark legislation is definitely a step in the right direction towards women’s workplace equality, […]

Last week The College at Brockport Women’s Center hosted the 12th Annual Clothesline Project, an event that honors men, women and children who have been victims of domestic violence, rape, or incest. Through participation and visual display, the Clothesline Project seeks to break the silence about violence against women. The project contains various decorated t-shirts […]

There has been much media coverage in recent weeks surrounding Nadya Suleman, mother of six who recently gave birth to a set of octuplets. Suleman concieved the octuplets through a number of expensive and evasive fertility treatments, including in vitro fertilization. Her economic status and that of her family has been called into question due to the fact […]