Abortion Access divided by the Irish Sea

By: Katherine Montgomery In July 2014, a 19 year-old woman living in Northern Ireland took pills she bought online to terminate an unwanted, 11-week pregnancy because she could not afford to travel to Great Britain for an abortion.[1] Her roommates called the police and in 2016 she was sentenced to 3 months in jail, suspended … Continue reading Abortion Access divided by the Irish Sea

Ending Arizona’s Rape Kit Backlog Problem

By: Rebecca Reiben Every one hundred and nine seconds a person experiences sexual assault.[1] When a victim reports the assault, the victim can elect to have a physician perform an invasive examination, which involves the victim explaining intimate details of the assault, taking photographs of the victim’s body, taking DNA swabs for evidence left by … Continue reading Ending Arizona’s Rape Kit Backlog Problem

2016 Presidential Election shows U.S has a long way to go toward for respect for Women’s Equality.

By: Rebecca Banes The 2016 U.S. presidential election cycle lasted for well over a year.[1] Women’s’ rights were at the forefront from the get go, with democrat Hilary Clinton running and becoming the first female major party nominee for President of the United States.[2] In the weeks leading up to Election Day, the focus on … Continue reading 2016 Presidential Election shows U.S has a long way to go toward for respect for Women’s Equality.

Editing Japan’s History

By: C.B. Misbach Since coverage of the rape case in India began, there has been an increased global awareness of rape and crimes against women.  It could be an important moment for reflection and reform in so many places where these issues don't receive the attention they deserve.  It is in this context that the … Continue reading Editing Japan’s History