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The Notorious R.B.G.: Remembering a complicated champion of women’s rights

The Notorious R.B.G.: Remembering a complicated champion of women’s rights

It’s possible to keep Ginsburg’s faults in mind while simultaneously mourning the very real loss of a person whose entire career focused on protecting women and the queer community. It’s vital that we remember her individual activism as flawed and narrow, while acknowledging that rights and freedoms we take for granted could be lost without her.

OPINION | Anger over politicians’ words should spread to Congress’ actions

“Even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.” This remark made by Richard Mourdock, Indiana’s Republican Senate candidate, during a recent debate highlights major misperceptions of rape within our culture. His comment was the most recent in a litany of insensitive statements politicians have

OPINION | Local trial represents a call for student action

Indiana is prosecuting a local woman, Bei Bei Shuai, after she attempted suicide while pregnant. This case bears far-reaching implications for women nationwide because it grants the state more power over the choices of pregnant women. Since the outcome of this trial ultimately affects all women, Butler University students can and should get involved. All

OPINION | Documentary represents real women and ads’ flaws

Advertising attacks women with constant images that demean, objectify and subordinate them. That’s the premise of “Miss Representation,” a documentary showing this week on campus. I hope to see a packed house and not just with women. According to the organization’s website, “the film…exposes how American youth are being sold the concept that women and

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