· · · · · 

Two Lawsuits Represent First Wave of Fresh Attacks on Affirmative Action

The lawsuits argue race-based admissions policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina improperly discriminate against whites and Asian Americans.

The lawsuits argue race-based admissions policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina improperly discriminate against whites and Asian Americans.

· · · · · 

Friends-With-Benefits Use Condoms but It Might Not be Enough, Porn Stars Aren’t Damaged Goods, and Harvard Gets a Sex Club

In this week’s sexual health round-up: research found that friends-with-benefits are more likely to use condoms than those in romantic relationships but since they’re also more likely to have multiple partners this might not have a positive impact on their sexual health; other research tested the theory that porn stars are “damaged goods” and the results may be surprising, and when you think Ivy League think kinky sex as Harvard gets a new club. 

· · · · · 

Roundup: Congresswoman Talks Abortion to Grade-Schoolers

Rep. Jean Schmidt talks about abortion at a Catholic elementary school assembly, and college students rally for their right to birth control.

· · · · · 

Here Comes the Next Generation of Leaders

Here comes the next generation of leaders.

Ever since the Stupak amendment forced students nationwide to wake up from their complacency surrounding the fight for choice and comprehensive women’s health care, there has been a reinvigoration of student passion, verve, and drive to act. Two weeks ago, I wrote about the first Students Stop Stupak rally (http://www.amplifyyourvoice.org/u/Leah627/2009/11/15/STUDENTS-STOP-STUPAK) that we planned here at Harvard University. That event proved a success: upwards of a hundred people, undergraduates, graduate students, and engaged passersby, joined in to protest. Shouting, “Health Care YES, Stupak NO” and “Stop Stupak Now!” we forced Cambridge residents, Harvard students, and local and national media to listen to us.

· · · · · 

Standing Up For Women’s Rights

At Harvard University, we are standing up for women’s reproductive health. The Stupak-Pitts amendment is unacceptable. We will not permit the continued marginalization of abortion.

· · · · ·