Author Archives: YDR

“With Liberty and Justice for All”: Victim-Blaming in the Court System

In The New York Times’ “The Opinion Pages” the recent hot topic for discussion was     “Young Women, Drinking and Rape.” Debaters against women binge drinking made statements such as, “protecting women is not ‘victim blaming’” and “nothing liberating … Continue reading

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“We the people…”: What the Tea Party Misses

The Tea Party official website greets its visitors with a robust, authentic American flag. Classic American mottos like “Don’t tread on me” and icons like the Statue of Liberty boldly remind visitors that the U.S. is built upon a “stand … Continue reading

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The Guise of Deferred Action

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, implemented by the Obama administration almost a year ago, protects undocumented persons, ages 15-30, from deportation and grants them workers permits that are active for two years. In a political climate, where party lines … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Slavery, Today’s Rape Culture

The political arena has continuously debated issues of sexuality, from classic discussions of birth control to homosexuality to abortion. More recently, an issue that has found its way back into popular discourse has been rape. Rape has taken center stage, … Continue reading

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Who will survive in America?

America was a bastard the illegitimate daughter of the mother country whose legs were then spread around the world and a rapist known as freedom – free doom. Democracy, liberty, and justice were revolutionary code names that preceded the bubbling, … Continue reading

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