Tag: Women’s Issues

Epic Photos from the Women’s March in Washington

(Photo Credit: Isabella Basco/MUI Daily News) The Women’s March was one of the most epic events to happen in a millennial woman’s lifetime. Men and women from all over the country came to defend reproductive rights, closing the gender pay gap, protecting the Affordable Care Act and combatting climate change. 500,000 people came to Washington… Read More

Why Is There a Lack of Women in Country Music?

Country music has many iconic female artists like Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Reba McEntire. But all too often, the country music stations are dominated by men. The gender imbalance in the music genre is so well-known that many media outlets like The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and Rolling Stone Country dubbed… Read More

Why Moana is Different from Other Disney Princesses

One could argue that it is an American tradition for little girls to grow up wishing to be princesses. Disney princess fairy tales are appealing with their big musical numbers, handsome princes, and the sweet “happily ever afters” that always accompany the grand endings to these popular films.   But princess culture is a phenomenon… Read More

How Women’s Health is Being Threatened and What We Can Do About It

On Tuesday, Ohio lawmakers passed a bill that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is identified, which is usually six weeks after conception. The bill was sent to Governor John Kasich for approval.   Most women do not realize they are pregnant around six weeks, and the bill does not extend to exceptions for… Read More

The United States just might avoid a government shutdown

A government employee urges Congress to get it together

Fifty-two members of the U.S. Senate blocked legislation on Thursday that could have cut funding to Planned Parenthood.   A mix of Democrats, independents, and Republicans came together to vote against the women’s health provider. President Barack Obama planned on vetoing legislation to continue funding the government if the vote had put an end to… Read More

New Jersey court upholds Borgata’s weight discrimination policy

A New Jersey appeals court ruled on Thursday that the Borgata casino can legally enforce their personal appearance standards by firing employees that gain or lose more than seven percent of their body weight.      The lawsuit was brought up against the casino in 2013 by 21 Borgata servers that claimed they were working in… Read More

Michelle Obama moves to empower the world one girl at a time

A woman walks in a library

First Lady Michelle Obama is making a name for herself by making sporadic cameos at female empowerment events. Recently, she made an appearance at a leadership summit hosted by UN Foundation for the campaign recognized as Girl Up.   The campaign promotes the idea of “leading global community of passionate advocates changing policies and raising… Read More