Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category


October 07, 2013 Walking Home Alone

Young women question their safety and their reputations walking home alone.

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July 19, 2013 Help Veto Dating Violence by Entering a Contest for the CDC

The New Agenda Foundation is committed to helping teenage girls build healthy relationships.  In partnership with the CDC in pursuit of that aim, we’d like our readers to be aware of the following contest in hopes of raising awareness about teen dating violence. Did you know 1 in 5 women and nearly 1 in 7 […]

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April 18, 2013 (Poorly) Planned: Birth Control, Disordered Eating, and Feminist Repression through Loss of Menstruation

Next time you feel like complaining about your period, think of all of the things it could possibly represent to you, your biological capacities as a woman, and your source of potential for the future.

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January 29, 2013 If You Can’t Stop Reporting of Sexual Violence, Change the Rules So There’s Nothing to Report

How the author of an article in The Atlantic thinks legalizing sex at Military Service Academies will reduce the reporting of sexual violence, and why he is dead wrong.

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January 04, 2013 Not in Our Backyard: America’s Tragic View of Sex Crimes

What will it take for us to treat our sex crime victims/survivors with more dignity and compassion?

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October 23, 2012 Teen Dating Violence And Abuse

The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and not necessarily those of The New Agenda. Earlier this month Mary Kay, in partnership with their Don’t Look Away Campaign, released the results from their first, national Don’t Look Away survey. They polled parents of 11-18 year old girls, and found a large difference between parents’ beliefs […]

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October 04, 2012 A Choice No Woman Should Have To Make

The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and not necessarily those of The New Agenda. Imagine dropping your child off at school every day afraid that you won’t be back at pickup time. Imagine staying with a violent partner because calling the cops could tear you away from your kids. Imagine arranging for […]

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September 24, 2012 To Yeardley With Love

The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and not necessarily those of The New Agenda. Two and one half years ago I read with horror the story about Yeardley Love, the 22-year-old University of Virginia coed and lacrosse player who was found dead, having been brutally beaten, a few weeks before her graduation.  […]

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September 20, 2012 Yes, Older Women Are Victimized: Dispelling Common Rape Myths

The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and not necessarily those of The New Agenda. (Possible Trigger Warning) Last week a woman was raped in the Strawberry Fields section of Central Park. Nine days before it happened, she had been birdwatching in the same area. She saw the perpetrator openly masturbating and took […]

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September 05, 2012 The End of Nothing

The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and not necessarily those of The New Agenda. “Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But Hanna Rosin was the first to notice that this long-held truth is, astonishingly, no longer true. At this unprecedented moment, by almost every measure, women are no longer […]

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