Month: June 2014

Japanese Parliament Allows Child Exploitation To Continue

Imagine convenience stores scattered around pretty much every neighborhood corner in a country that sells comic books depicting violent pornographic, often incestuous, cartoons having sex with children. Some even show children being gang-raped. Now imagine a government in 2014 moving not to fully ban this kind of material. This is precisely what happened in Japan …

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Anushay’s Point: Feminism Is Good For Business

Last Friday, the US State Department released a new report focusing on trafficking victims’ journey to becoming survivors. This is the topic PBS’ To The Contrary opened the show with. We hear so much much about the trafficking of women and children overseas, that we often forget it’s a massive problem here in America. This …

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Amal And Angelina: Real-Life Wonder Women

*This post of mine was also published on The Huffington Post.* What I love more than smart women is smart women working together for a good cause, especially one that demonstrates women’s rights are human rights, and this week was the perfect example of what I am talking about. Amal Alamuddin, international human rights lawyer representing …

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Feminist Apparel: Spreading Women’s Rights, One T-Shirt At A Time

*This post of mine was also published on Forbes Woman.* It would only be natural to assume the founders of Feminist Apparel, a t-shirt company that describes themselves as both intersectional and feminist, would be women. But the mind behind the clothing startup actually belongs to a young man, 24 year old recent college graduate, Alan J. …

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