Month: May 2010

What Is So Controversial? First Arab-American Crowned Miss USA

It has not even been a full 48 hours since 24 year-old Rima Fakih was crowned the first Arab -American Miss USA and gasp! Scandal has already hit. Turns out Fakih has a small stripper past, but as the Salon article rightfully points out the pictures of her “working the stripper pole” are nothing compared …

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Murder In Jefferson’s Village: UVA Death Exposes Reality of Intimate Partner Violence

I have always held the torch so high for my alma mater UVA (University of Virginia) that I was pretty much blind to any criticism about the University: Perfect UVA in perfect little Charlottesville where perfect students study. Needless to say that when I read about the murder of Lacrosse player Yeardley Love allegedly by …

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6 Out of 10 Migrant Women Raped In Mexico

If that headline doesn’t convince you why immigration is a feminist issue, I honestly don’t know what will. Amnesty International reports that six out of 10 women and girls experience sexual violence as they cross through Mexico hoping to come to the United States. Rape is so common, in fact, that some smugglers allegedly demand …

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