After 35 days, the longest government shutdown in U.S. history came to an end without approval for funding a wall on the southern border. The shutdown affected lives across the nation, leaving about 800,000 federal employees without pay, half of whom were still required to come to work without pay.
Rape and consent are a big problem. A problem no one is having the same conversation about. State laws are a tangle of conflicting definitions regarding consent, rape and sexual assault. There should be more concise state and federal laws to unravel the legal knot of unwanted sex. Continue reading Sex crimes need clear definitions→
Supporters of transgender rights recently hatched the #WontBeErased movement in response to the federal government’s threat to redefine millions of American identities. President Donald Trump’s administration is considering defining gender simply by the genitalia a person was born with rather than how they choose to identify, according to The New York Times. Continue reading Genitals do not define gender→
By John C. McClanahan Copy Editor & Editorial Proofreader
When I was 10 years old, I dressed as 6-foot black NBA superstar Allen Iverson for Halloween. I was a small white boy with shaggy brown hair and goofy blue glasses. But no one said anything about me inappropriately using the image of a person of color, at least in the realm of American sports icons. Continue reading Don’t politicize children’s costumes→