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Policy Analysis United States

What do Recent Abortion Laws Mean for the Future of Women in America?

Throughout different historical periods female sexual desire has often been perceived as inherently evil; an attribute that must be repressed at all costs. However, opinions regarding female sexuality have fluctuated as social customs and fashions have fundamentally changed over time. Significantly, in the past century the struggle for female emancipation has been frequently discussed and […]

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Culture & Religion Health

Effective Cyclical Sanitation for Girls Need Loud Voices, Not Silenced Periods

Sanitation and development are intersectional topics that are widely recognized and discussed– except for a particular topic which halts girls and women’s daily routine. Every month, a girl somewhere around the world will miss school, be psychologically distressed, socially excluded all because of a natural body function: the menstruation cycle. According to UNICEF, one in […]

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Culture & Religion Opinion

Opinion: Where is the Women’s March Now?

I had the privilege of joining an estimated 100 000 people at the Women’s March in London on January 21, 2017. I got off at Marble Arch tube station to walk over to the U.S. Embassy and was immediately greeted by a trail of pussy hats and placards. I followed, tucking my google maps away. […]

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Labour & Industry United States

U.S. Minimum Wage Policy Continues to Fail the Working Poor

July 24, 2009. 4.5 million workers across 31 states were greeted with an increase in the federal minimum wage to $7.25/hour. Signed by former President George W. Bush as part of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007, it created $1.6 billion of increased wages for these families at a time in which the entire […]

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News & Politics

Why Female Representation in Politics is Important

Following the 2015 Federal Election in Canada, we had a record number of 88 women being elected to the House of Commons, 54 of them being elected for the very first time. While this is an excellent number, and record-breaking, only 26% of the seats in the House of Commons are filled by women. Following […]