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Marsha Gomes-Mckie The fear that woman feel is so real, traditionally men don’t have to think about safety like women do. They never think, I shouldn’t be here by myself I might be raped. I remember my husband taking me up Chancellor hill (a beautiful city view in Trinidad) late

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Myca Swazer May is National Foster Care Month and there are many children waiting to become a part of a loving, happy, family. Foster care exists because there are some parents who cannot take proper care of their children because of numerous circumstances. Whether it is drug abuse, homelessness, mental

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Myca Swazer Violence against women has definitely increased over time. The more women say no to men’s advances, the more men let their egos and misogynist views control their reactions. It seems as if they just can’t take no for an answer. In recent months, attacks on straight and lesbian

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Queen Afi Gaston I Cry a River of Tears: The Saga of Sexual Abuse I cry a river of tears because someone decided that I needed to fondle with them in some type of way. Someone decided that I was the best child for the job. Someone decided that my

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Kamaria Laffrey Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past six months or so, you’ve heard about Charlie Sheen revealing that he is HIV positive. During this time, I have taken the liberty to peek in some threads in various social media sites with memes of Sheen and

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Vibe Veda In Native American culture, 2Spirits were respected and revered. A person’s highest self is a divine balance of the masculine and feminine. They were very aware that these people existed amongst them, and instead of seeing them as outcasts or oddities, 2Spirits were admired. These days androgynous, gender-nuetral

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Madeline Karita Fleming On April 2014 the people of Flint, Michigan came under attack. Not by a crazed gunman, or a terrorist attack, but from within. After the city (while under the control of a state­ appointed emergency manager) temporarily switched its source from Lake Huron water (treated by the

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Haseena Patel When she looks at you… What does she see? The person she has the potential to be? And everything that you believe is true… Is what she will say and what she will do. A friend posted a picture of her newly born baby on Facebook. After congratulating

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Hena Gul Pakistan is an under developed country and has some of the worse situations and statuses in terms of economic instability, security, education, and health problems. It is an area currently under critical circumstances and has a great deal of issues and concerns everywhere. Women and children are the most vulnerable groups throughout the world, but in Pakistan they are the

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BASMA ELGABRY Worldwide, every young girl dreams of someday having everything that will bring happiness and satisfaction to her life. In my (Egyptian) society, this is considered only a wish. Even a myth, as an Egyptian girl, my community fights and kills anyone who advocates for femininity or feminism. In

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