BY Isabel Staccuneddu
on Jun 20, 2014
Sadly, Photoshop exaggeration is old news. “Nobody really looks like that”, you remind yourself every time a commercial flashes an image of an airbrushed-to-“perfection” model. Although, do we as individuals really have any power to change the marketing industry standard?
One father says “yes." Seth Matlins, a former chief marketing officer, has seen his fair share of computer-altered waistlines and falsely whitened skin. ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Jun 12, 2014
Is it possible to sell your body without buying into a system of exploitation?
Canadian federal legislators have recently proposed a bill called The Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, which decriminalizes prostitution unless it is in a public area where children might be affected. It also decriminalizes advertising for sexual services, so long as it is the prostitute who is doing the advertising. Both pimping and buying sex, on ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
in Blog Leads
on Apr 07, 2014
A man named Michael Robertson was arrested in Boston for taking secret photos and videos up the skirts and dresses of multiple women on the subway last month.
Hooray ! A man faced actual consequences for harassing women in public and treating female bodies as his to ogle!
Except that the state's Supreme Judicial Court ruled the violations legal. Yup, he totally got away with it. The court referenced the state's Peeping Tom laws, saying ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Dec 13, 2013
If you live in Michigan, I suppose you'll want to add "rape insurance" to your Christmas list. Because that's a thing now. Seriously. I can't even make this stuff up anymore.
On Wednesday, Michigan legislature passed a law that prevents insurance plans from covering abortion, unless the woman's life is in danger. The "Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act" was created to prevent the pro-life populous from "paying for something they disagree with. So...does this ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Nov 18, 2013
Texas isn't exactly #1 when it comes to progressive policy-making. Recent legislation has disenfranchised lady-voters and made it nearly impossible to access a safe and legal abortion. Finally, the twinkle of hope we've been waiting for has emerged! Harris County, the jail serving the Houston area of Texas, has adopted comprehensive policy that states "discrimination or harassment of any kind based on sexual orientation or gender identity is strictly ... Read More