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On June 23, 1972, a federal law was passed making it illegal to discriminate based on sex in educational programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. The law reads in part, “No person in the United States shall, on […]

The Miss America beauty pageant has suffered a number of black eyes in recent years. The most current of these was in the form of former SEO Sam Haskell’s leaked emails that insulted a number of former pageant winners. The […]

These days it seems that tragedy and horror have replaced sex when it comes to what sells. News stories are overwhelmingly filled with tales of school shootings, natural disasters, human catastrophes and disillusioning scandal. It is enough to turn anyone […]

Eight years ago, Oprah Winfrey hosted a contest that was meant to find the next talk show host. Krista Rizzo entered the contest. If she won, she planned to call her show “Why Am I Yelling?” When she entered the […]

Janet Jackson made history on Sunday, May 20, 2018, when she became the first black woman to win the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Jackson owned the stage with her performances of a number of […]

Every expecting mother’s worst nightmare is to learn that there is something wrong with her unborn child. When Heather Garrity faced that fear, she was told that she might lose not one of her children but both. Garrity was 22 […]

Modern culture is full of contradictory messages, especially for women. Women are told to love fiercely, but they are also informed that it is unhealthy to care about someone more than they care about themselves. Women are told to embrace […]

Kate Bowler is a self-described “incurable optimist,” but at the age of 35, even her optimism was challenged. She had been having stomach cramps and thought they were caused by a faulty gallbladder. Instead, the diagnosis was Stage 4 cancer. […]

Pope Francis was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, and Pope Francis recently celebrated the feast of St. George. As has become the norm for Pope Francis, he both did and did not make a production of it. He did not throw […]

Everyone today is familiar with the story of the human version of the ugly duckling. A person, usually a woman, is ugly and sad about it. Then, through some form of magical experience, they become beautiful. This transformation can be […]