Politics in the Private Realm: Government Regulation of Obesity

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With roughly half of US adults being overweight and 20 percent medically obese, it is no wonder that obesity remains a salient political issue. Though packing on a few extra pounds was historically a sign of wealth, attitudes toward being overweight began to change at the turn of the nineteenth century and have been changing ever since. As a result, the US government has faced increased pressure to regulate the private matter of weight loss, including everything from portion sizes to fat content to nutritional labeling. Below are several factors that can influence government regulation of private matters such as diet.

4 Ways to Put a Stop to Violence Against Women

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Even though a little above half of the world’s population contains two x chromosomes, there is still a plethora of ways that people perpetrate violence against women. As a responsible member of society, however, you’ve probably caught yourself wondering what, if anything, you can do to help put a stop to this issue. Unfortunately because of the way that humans exist on the world, violence against anyone– men, women, or children– will never entirely cease. However, there are little ways that you can help make an immediate difference using only yourself. The following are four ways you can help strike a blow for women’s rights.

The Top 3 Reasons You Should Care about LGBT Issues

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It’s nearly impossible to turn on the TV without hearing something about LGBT issues these days; it’s become one of the go-to, hot-button political issues. If you’re one of the majority of the population who is both heterosexual and identifies their sex with their gender then you could find yourself wondering why exactly these issues should matter to you. Turns out, there’s not just one reason but at least three.

3 Common Misconceptions about Modern Feminism

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We all know somebody who believes strongly in the ideals posited by feminism. Whether it’s your sister, a cousin, your mother, or a friend you’ve no doubt been told at some time or another about a women’s rights issue, even if it’s just at a PR seminar hosted by your company because it’s Women’s History Month. If you’ve heard women’s rights issues then you’ve no doubt heard the other side of the fence too, and you’ve probably even heard the following three arguments against modern feminism.

Women Have the Right (to Be Informed)

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There’s certainly plenty of information about the arguments of pro-life and pro-choice out there. Whether you go on the internet, read literature, or listen to groups protesting outside of government buildings, everyone seems to have an opinion. This article isn’t here to convince you one way or the other, and it’s not going to try to start an argument. Whichever side of the fence you choose in terms of pro choice or life, it’s important to be informed about your decision. Even though abortion is a hot-button, political issue, make sure to keep your sights on what’s important. Namely, it’s up to you to form your own opinion.

Equality in the Workplace: LGBT Issues and Anti-Discrimination

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The struggle for equality in the workplace is a never-ending one. Anti-discrimination laws are just the starting place for combating some of the prejudices that have long been allowed by loopholes in the hiring process. Thankfully, these laws are getting passed, even if slowly, and the government is taking strides to keep discrimination out of the workplace. Discrimination in the workplace, at home, and among the general public are several LGBT issues which dot the socio-political landscape. Members of the LGBT community have been fighting to earn equal treatment under the law in many areas of work and home life, so workplace discrimination of course is one of the major …

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Violence Against Women: Teaching Responsibility

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Although today’s society is growing closer to producing a culture in which people who practice violence against women are punished accordingly, there’s still a long way to go. One way society has been trying to keep women safe is by telling them to cover up, never walk alone, tell people where they’re going, and the rest of the advice that mothers pass to daughters these days. But isn’t there something else we as a society should be doing? It’s not our daughters who are inflicting violence upon themselves. Just how every mother sits down to talk to her daughter about being safe, so too should mothers and fathers especially take …

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What to Do After Nuvaring Harmed Your Family

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Have you become a victim of Nuvaring’s side effects?  Although using Nuvaring has been considered as one of the popular pregnancy prevention methods, an increasing number of lawsuits indicates that this popular prescription contraceptive isn’t as safe as it originally seemed.  Nuvaring has been shown to expose users to higher levels of hormones than other forms of birth control, causing dangerous problems with blood clotting.  Nuvaring manufacturers have been accused of not fully disclosing the risks and dangers associated with using this contraceptive.  If Nuvaring has harmed you or someone in your family, there are several steps you need to follow in order to pursue a case.  Let’s look at …

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The Case of Dr. Kermit Gosnell

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In a past article, I briefly discussed the case of Kermit Gosnell, a physician from Philadelphia who performed abortions. His abortion practices were so unfathomable that, thankfully, he was sentences to three life sentences in the third week of May this year. Now, before you proceed, consider this a warning because, in this article, I will revisit some of the things that Gosnell did.

The Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and Children

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On July 26th, The Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and Children was launched in Melbourne, Australia. It is designed to confront the “shameful” record that Australia has of violence against women and children. The purpose of the foundation is to work on “best practice prevention strategies” with the public to help reduce the very real violence that happens to women and children in the country.