Willie J. Parker

Willie J. Parker and the Complexity of Choice

Willie J. Parker, MD grew up in Birmingham, AL. After completing multiple advanced degrees, including an MD from the University of Iowa College of Medicine

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millennials

5 Ways Millennials Can Rise in the Trump Era

People bitch about millennials a lot. I’m 37 and I can’t count how many times I’ve rolled my eyes at an unsuspecting millennial. Y’all can

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march for science

The March for Science: What it is and Why it Matters

Since the inauguration of the current administration, numerous groups have taken to organizing marches and rallies on the U.S. capitol to protest the unjust policies

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ariana grande

3 Times Ariana Grande was a Fierce Feminist and Ally

Before the end of last year, singer and performer Ariana Grande made headlines by penning a feminist manifesto on Twitter. The post touched on the objection of

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weight

5 Reasons Not to Comment on People’s Weight

As a child, I was told that I was going to get fat eventually since everyone in our family was bigger. That constant threat really

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george lopez

Why George Lopez’s Racist & Sexist Freak Out is Important

At a recent show in Phoenix, Arizona, George Lopez made the following joke:  “There are only two rules in the Latino family: Don’t marry somebody Black,

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women's studies

Five Reasons Your Women’s Studies Degree (or the Like) is Worth It

“So what kind of job can you get with that…?” “What does that even mean…?” “What can you even do with that…?” These are the

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pocahontas

On Pocahontas and the Misrepresentation of Native Women

If you’re a woman of Native background, chances are high that you’ve been called Pocahontas before. Be it in a “well-meaning” manner, such as a

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orwellian

‘1984’ and Trump: An Orwellian Affair

There are a lot of reasons to be afraid of the new president; just look at the things he’s done in his first week: announced

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family

Family Structures: Breaking the Traditional Mold

A few years ago, I was at the doctor with my 4-year-old son, who had a stomach bug. The GP was commenting on what a

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sociopath

Our Obsession With Sociopathy Is Distracting Us From Fighting Rape Culture

You’ve seen the articles, self-help books, and countless pop culture references. How to Tell if You’re Dating a Psychopath, the headlines read. And you naturally

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startup

Calling Out the Sexism of Startup Culture

The term “startup culture” gets thrown around a lot these days, but that hasn’t made it easy to define. In theory, startup culture is a

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global gag rule

The Trumped Up Global Gag Rule

The Mexico City Policy, known more commonly as the global gag rule, was established by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. As the president changed, it

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taraji p. henson

The Feminism of Taraji P. Henson’s Memoir

*Moderate spoilers ahead* So, Taraji P. Henson has written a memoir. I knew I wanted to review this book instantly, but I had no idea

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heroes

American Heroes in the Fight Against Trump

It’s been a little over a week since Trump’s inauguration, and the dawning of each morning brings with it the agonizing worry of what fresh

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mental health services

Finding Mental Health Services When Your Government Doesn’t Care About You

Welcome to the new Age of Oppression, folks, one where a petty, ignorant Cheeto has the power to wipe out our access to social services

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refugee

The Christian Cause of Refugee Deaths

“Today Trump said he signed this action to keep out terrorists and to keep our country and our military safe. He has chosen to do

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Holy Sh*t, That Was One Horrible First Week with Trump

Trump started the first week of the disaster that is his presidency by getting into a pissing match with the media about the size of

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lesbian

Can One Choose to Become A Lesbian?

My feminist consciousness means everything to me.  Reading feminist theory which indicates how heterosexuality is one of the primary ways male superiority/female inferiority thrives has

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Women's march

Peaceful Protests Brought By Privilege: The Women’s Marches

I think it’s safe to say that few people anticipated the scope of the Women’s Marches around the world until it happened. As a feminist

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