Monthly Archives: April 2009

Women’s College Basketball: Undervalued and Underappreciated

“History and tradition” are usually given as reasons for the lower ticket prices assigned to women’s college basketball teams. Recently, the Christian Science Monitor took issue with this in an op-ed lamenting the current condition of stereotypes pervading women’s college … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Women Rank Low in Politics

As names are being thrown out to the public for possible candidates to run in the upcoming senatorial and gubernatorial races in Pennsylvania, it is important to note that the number of women’s names is disappointingly low. This allows us … Continue reading

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A Ticking Biological Clock for Men?

Recent studies conducted throughout the world are causing many scientists and doctors to wonder if perhaps men, like women, have a ticking biological clock. While studies are preliminary, some evidence shows that babies born to older fathers are more likely … Continue reading

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United States Seeks Seat on UN Human Rights Council

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, and Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, have announced that the United States will seek election to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council.  According to a press release, Ambassador Rice says that she … Continue reading

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New Research Shows Teens Comprehend Emergency Contraception Labels

A new study has shown that teenagers have the same level of understanding as adults regarding the information on emergency contraception labels.  Emergency contraception, the most common type of which is Plan B, needs to be taken within 72 hours … Continue reading

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Analysis: Iowa Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage

On April 3, 2009, in a unanimous decision, the Iowa Supreme Court recognized that the Iowa statute limiting civil marriage as a union between man and woman violated the equal protection clause of the Iowa Constitution that ensures that “all … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Continues Commitment to Women’s Rights

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a speech last week emphasizing her commitment and dedication to women’s rights worldwide. Clinton said that women’s rights will be a key issue in President Obama’s foreign policy in the future, and highlighted some of … Continue reading

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