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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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Instead of Inciting Blame, Young Father in Britain Should Remind Us Ab-Only Doesn’t Work

An entire country is outraged over a very young father. Instead of looking for someone to blame, we should all realize: abstinence-only has failed young people.

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HIV/AIDS: What Would Jesus Do?

Based on his actions in the Bible, I’m inclined to say that Jesus would be right in the midst of the pandemic — comforting those affected by AIDS, fighting to keep others from contracting HIV, and making himself a nuisance to complacent politicians.

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World AIDS Day 2031: How We Could Outsmart HIV

In 2031, HIV will still be a reality. But if the Obama administration leads the world in promoting smart and evidence-based prevention education, it will be a disease everyone on the planet knows how to prevent.

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The Time Is Now

We no longer have a non-receptive administration as an excuse to make change on HIV policy. It is no longer acceptable (was it ever?) to play it safe for fear of getting attacked on issues such as access to condoms or needle exchange.

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Choosing to Matter

HIV/AIDS is more than just an epidemic and HIV-positive people are much more than victims of the disease. They have desires, hopes and dreams that transcend social and ethnic barriers.

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