Gender, Social Policy

Death Rates on the Rise for White Women in Rural America

In the 2016 election, the electorate heard both candidates highlight the plight of urban communities and call for a resolution to common problems of crime, poverty, and unemployment. This spotlight, however, has led many to disregard a variety of problems that exist in smaller, rural, low-income communities. These communities are facing a plethora of challenges, […]

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Gender, Politics

The Era of Mad Men and the GOP’s Congressional War on Women

The year is 1961 and the House of Representatives’ “Old Boys Club” is in full force. The pervasive paternalistic attitude causes women to not be treated as equal to their male counterparts, and they are often disrespected. Despite ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920, which gave women the right to vote, six states still […]

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Gender, Politics

How Carly Fiorina’s Super PAC Made Her the Feminist Candidate

Last week’s GOP debate again reshaped the field of candidates vying for the Republican nomination. Political pundits and polls largely agreed that Carly Fiorina is on the rise while Jeb Bush is fading as voters look towards outsider candidates. But beneath the headlines, Carly Fiorina made a subtle shift in how she defines herself as […]

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