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Support farm workers by boycotting Wendy’s

The Fair Food Program was born in 2005 when the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a group of activist farm workers than originated in Florida, staged a boycott of Taco Bell. The coali… Read More...

Strippers deserve better from the #MeToo movement

The #MeToo movement has effectively exposed the flawed and dysfunctional way that American culture views sexuality and consent. The movement revealed the extent to which sexua… Read More...

How athletic institutions can hold abusers accountable

Larry Nassar was sentenced to 175 years in prison last Wednesday. He was sentenced to seven counts of criminal sexual misconduct, but the scope of the trial made it obvious that his … Read More...

Larry Nassar and the limits of #MeToo

Ninety eight women and girls are scheduled to give victim impact statements during this week’s sentencing of Larry Nassar, the former sports doctor who molested them. The sent… Read More...

NCAA gymnastics requirements favor wealthier athletes

After the 2016 Olympics, many of the nation’s elite gymnasts went off to college, where they now compete for NCAA teams. Madison Kocian, who won one gold and one silver medal in Ri… Read More...

America isn’t falling for rebranded bigotry

Journalist Gary Younge says that he took a “risk worth taking” when he decided to interview famed white supremacist Richard Spencer. The interview happened last July at a con… Read More...

Famous men and the hypocritical response to Harvey Weinstein

After the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal broke, men all over Hollywood have come out against the influential producer. While some of these men mean well, their stateRead More...

Only sustained public pressure can end Reddit hate speech

Americans are reluctant to take Reddit seriously. They see the website as primarily populated by mid-twenties male losers living in their parents’ basements, typing racist r… Read More...

America’s gentrification problem will require a large-scale solution

American cities are struggling with the dual issues of gentrification and homelessness. Google defines gentrification as “the process of renovating a district so that it con… Read More...

#TakeAKnee and the patriotism of protest

This week, hundreds of NFL players knelt during the national anthem in protest of growing racist sentiment in America. The protests were inspired by former 49’s quarterback Co… Read More...

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