December 19, 2013 - 5:20 pm
While the hashtag shined a light on how ableism is a systemic issue in all political and societal respects, it also revealed something that has long been known by some, but that has been unrecognized by others: that feminism has an ableism problem.
December 2, 2013 - 3:27 pm
Three months have passed since Swarthmore College introduced a centralized sexual assault and harassment reporting system, meant to rectify the many issues exposed in two federal complaints alleging the school has mishandled sexual assault cases on campus. But not everyone is happy with the new system.
September 10, 2013 - 4:42 pm
While there have been recent transgender rights victories for students in California and Colorado, there are also plenty of roadblocks in guaranteeing equal representation and protection.
August 14, 2013 - 9:51 am
While a federal court may have found “I Love Boobies” bracelets protected under the First Amendment, so students can wear them to school, the court of public opinion still takes issue with such campaigns—many people find them toxic to the overall breast cancer conversation.
August 8, 2013 - 12:45 pm
Swarthmore is among a number of colleges and universities that are being investigated by the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights for violating Title IX by creating a “hostile environment” and discouraging students from reporting or pursuing disciplinary action against sexual misconduct.
June 4, 2013 - 2:16 pm
An examination of a city ordinance in Norristown, Pennsylvania, reveals a nationwide problem: In dozens of cities, “disorderly conduct” ordinances discourage domestic violence survivors from calling the police, lest they face eviction from their homes.
May 1, 2013 - 5:24 pm
“What we keep hearing in this country is a lot of ‘family values.’ What could be a truer family value than to make sure the people who want to work, who have children have gainful employment?”
February 20, 2013 - 8:47 am
As of last week, the Philadelphia Board of Health has avowed it will firmly stand behind the right to comprehensive reproductive health and abortion care.
July 26, 2012 - 7:49 am
In Pennsylvania, organizing by community members and medical professionals helped defeat a merger between a Catholic hospital and a secular hospital system, thereby ensuring that women’s reproductive health care services are still offered.
February 27, 2012 - 8:49 pm