Industry and societal pressures push women to two character extremes: the innocent, sweet girl-next-door type or the crazy, wild party animal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee spoke out forcefully at the International AIDS Conference on policy reforms including defunding abstinence-only programs, authorization of the REAL Act, support for clean needle exchange programs, and the creation of a domestic PEPFAR.