The Republican Party is Dying Out

Approval for the Republican Party amongst the American public is at an all time low. As of last October, a mere 24% of Americans said that they viewed the GOP positively, according to a Gallup Poll. The same poll indicated that the majority of Americans, 54% to be precise, view the Republican Party negatively. These […]

How Will Your Vote Affect Women’s Rights?

With the current economy crisis and U.S. foreign policy on the agenda, women’s rights have taken a backseat during the presidential campaign. This topic, however, should not be overlooked, especially women as change in legislation could seriously alter their options down the road. Women’s rights”, in the U.S., is primarily associated with abortion and the […]

There is no Honor in Killing.

A 22-year-old Afghan woman by the name of Najiba was brutally murdered in what was (by her husband’s account) a justified killing, brought on her by the “indecency” of an adulterous affair with a Taliban commander. The young woman was mercilessly shot to death in an open field surrounded by no less than 150 men, that […]

When She Woke

Hillary Jordan takes an old idea and flips it to give it a modern yet controversial flair in When She Woke. When She Woke, which is based loosely on Nathaniel Hawthorn novel, The Scarlet Letter, takes place in a dystopian society based on an ultra-conservative and religious America. The protagonist, Hannah Payne, who serves as […]

Let the Women Play

As countries across the world gear up for the London 2012 Olympics, which are due to open on July 27th, Ken Roth, Executive Director of New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) writes on Thunderclap, “The Olympics launch in a month and Saudi Arabia stands alone in the world banning women from sport. By refusing to […]

New Generation, Similar Struggles

Today marked the first day of my summer internship with the Georgia House Democratic Caucus; it was made particularly interesting by a tour of the Georgia Capitol building provided by my senior staff member. As Georgia’s most recent legislative session ended around March, the Capitol was unusually quiet. This gave me and the members of […]