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The NFL is a Fickle Friend: NO MORE, The Draft, and Jameis Winston

The NFL is a Fickle Friend: NO MORE, The Draft, and Jameis Winston
The NFL attempted to fix their publicity problems last season by teaming up with the advocacy group NO MORE. This relationship resulted in a PSA campaign featuring prominent figures in the NFL challenging the culture of domestic violence and rape within their community. From NO MORE: Beginning in the fall of 2014, headlines about domestic violence and... Read more »

Edgewater Voters: Make Sure Your Vote Was Counted

Edgewater Voters: Make Sure Your Vote Was Counted
Did you vote in the Chicago Mayoral Runoff today at Stephen Hayt elementary School on Granville in Edgewater? If you did be sure to check and make sure that your vote counted. Why? I voted at 8:00 am and everything seemed fine, but when Shanna, my informant, voted at the same location at 9:00 am,... Read more »

Jamie Dornan: Junior Stalker

Jamie Dornan: Junior Stalker
I was a huge fan of The Fall. I had loved seeing Jamie Dornan on Once Upon a Time and was interested in Gillian Anderson, though I wasn’t as familiar with her or her career. After listening to an interview with her on BBC radio I was impressed by her intelligence, and I wanted to know... Read more »
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Dear JR Jones: Thanks, but We Got This

Dear JR Jones: Thanks, but We Got This
I read an article over at The Reader this weekend. It was a review by JR Jones of the film, The Hunting Ground. It was a typical review until Mr. Jones took an ideological turn at the intersection of film review and social commentary. He deviated from talking about the film to challenging the way... Read more »

Sexual Assault Myths: The Danger of Ignoring the Issue

Sexual Assault Myths: The Danger of Ignoring the Issue
My last two posts (which you can read here and here) have dealt with a specific topic, one in which a sworn police officer tacitly admitted that within the law enforcement community there was a culture of disbelief and incredulity about allegations of sexual assault. While this is not surprising information, I believe that it is... Read more »

Part Two: No one believed me.

Part Two: No one believed me.
You can read part one here. I excused myself during Toi Hutchinson’s speech, which was the final speech of the event. I was disappointed that I needed to leave because she was speaking so beautifully about her sister, who is a survivor, but I was shaking and I knew that I needed a moment to... Read more »
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Part One: I believe you.

Part One: I believe you.
Today, at the Illinois Attorney General sponsored Strengthening Campus Responses to Sexual Violence at UIC, which I attended as a DePaul student, I was sadly reminded of how little progress we’ve made in the battle against sexual violence. There was some productive discussion, but much of the content lacked real-world focus on what can be... Read more »

Dear Justin Harris, God doesn't want you

Dear Justin Harris, You’re a monster and a despicable human being. You don’t deserve to hold office, or own a school, and you certainly don’t get to pretend that you and your disgusting actions are being protected by God. I’ve read many articles about the situation in Arkansas. About how you refused to read the... Read more »

Want to hear a scary story?

When I was 19, I babysat for my boss while she and her husband went out for the night. She lived in Berwyn in an very, very old house. She had told me about some strange things that happened in the house, how weird things had happened to them but I wasn’t totally fazed. The night... Read more »
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The Crippling Cost of Education

I’m not a big fan of political memes. I find that most often they are catchy without being factual or accurate. However, this one really got me:   According to Mitt Romeny, my parents should be paying for my schooling and if they can’t: them’s the breaks little lady. Well, they can’t and they won’t.... Read more »