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Young Love Goes Anonymous Online

While online confessions of love from teens can be cute, sappy, and oddly entertaining—though sometimes veering into lewd harassment—they have left me to wonder why young adults must hide behind anonymous forums to tell each other how they feel.

While online declarations of love from teens can be cute, sappy, and oddly entertaining—though sometimes veering into lewd harassment—I do wonder why young adults must hide behind anonymous forums to tell each other how they feel.

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A Teen to Obama on Emergency Contraception: Stop Patronizing Me

The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit Thursday arguing the state's age and proof-of-identification requirements violate the state's constitution.

Why would the Obama administration support such restrictions, which not only put the health and lives of young women at risk, but also further disable young women from taking control of our sexuality?

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Dear Colleges, Please Take Sexual Assault Seriously

No young woman should accept that sexual assault is just another part of college that she must avoid like the "freshman 15" or early morning classes.

No young woman should accept that sexual assault is just another part of college that she must avoid like the “freshman 15″ or early morning classes.

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Singing, Dancing, Performing: The Pressure on Women Artists to Be Extreme

Industry and societal pressures push women to two character extremes: the innocent, sweet girl-next-door type or the crazy, wild party animal.

Industry and societal pressures push women to two character extremes: the innocent, sweet girl-next-door type or the crazy, wild party animal.

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Teen Dating Violence: Will a Caring White House Make a Difference?

It's great that the White House has launched an initiative to help stop teen dating violence. But if no one realizes that these resources exist, the efforts will accomplish very little.

It’s great that the White House has launched an initiative to help stop teen dating violence. But if no one realizes that these resources exist, the efforts will accomplish very little.

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Makeovers Aren’t a Magic Road to Self Esteem

Stacy London, co-host of TLC's "What Not to Wear."

With the popular TV show What Not to Wear coming to an end, maybe we can finally stop tricking ourselves into believing that making a woman look beautiful is just as good as making her feel intelligent or important.

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I Am Woman, Hear Me Apologize: Gaining the Confidence to Claim Our Voices

Young woman shouting into megaphone with red background

The abysmal representation of women in the media and in politics negatively affects women’s confidence levels. But there is hope for young women who want their voices to be heard.

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Birth Control for Men: Why the Delay?

Is the dream of male contraception simply an unattainable mirage?

If we wish to equalize the responsibility over reproductive health and make it a more just system for us all, men can no longer be left out of the reproductive health equation.

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HBO’s “Girls:” Role Models and the Freedom to Be Imperfect

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As my friends and I realized recently, there are few shows or even books that can give insight into the college years and the elusive “20-somethings.” Luckily, amidst the rubble of TV shows like “Jersey Shore” and “Real World,” which seemed like TV’s only examples of how 20 year olds live, arose “Girls.”

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Want to Know What Young People Think? Stop Talking Over Us

Hannah on the Huffington Post Live talk show. (screenshot via Huffington Post Live)

Many politicians, activists and adults alike have silenced the youth voice and relegated our involvement to the role of bystander. If the youth wishes to have a future that we would like to inhabit, we must reclaim our voices and demand that we have a say on issues that affect our lives.  

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