Most of us Americans were not around when the nuclear bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945; but their presence is still felt and acknowledged in the US and across the world today. Every year, stories about limiting a country’s access to nuclear weapons, threats of nuclear attacks or continuing repercussions from the nuclear bombs in 1945 make it into the news cycle. What is the reality of nuclear bombs, threats and responsibility today? How afraid should we actually be? Continue reading U.S. Nuclear First Strike Policy; Be Afraid
Every 98 seconds. Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted. Out of every 1,000 rapes – 310 are reported to police, 57 of those reports lead to an arrest, 11 of those cases are referred to prosecutors, 7 cases will lead to a felony conviction and 6 rapists will be incarcerated. A major influencing factor on whether or not sexual assaults can be prosecuted is if a rape kit is preformed and tested. The epidemic of the rape kit backlog is something that some of us are aware on the surface level as an issue, but the extent of this issue and how it affects sexual assault in America goes much deeper than we may realize. Continue reading America’s Backed Up – Rape Kits
Activist and millennial, could I have put two more “cringe worthy” words together in a title? Probably not. But let’s not have any misconceptions about what this post is about; I’m writing about my journey and feelings around being an “activist millennial” in the dawn of the presidency of Donald Trump. Continue reading The Era of the Activist Millennial.