What does ‘Men without Work: America’s Invisible Crisis’ Really Mean?

I had the pleasure of attending a recent talk put on by AEI and Junior Achievement—Rocky Mountain with Dr. Nick Eberstadt titled “Men Without Work: America’s Invisible Crisis”. When I RSVP’d to this talk, I was hesitant, thinking I was walking into a “misogamist, patriarchy trap”, but was surprised and intrigued by the subject matter. Continue reading What does ‘Men without Work: America’s Invisible Crisis’ Really Mean?

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Adoption Law and Religious Freedom.

Adoption is an incredibly time and resource intensive process. From finding adoption agencies, to filling out the massive amounts of paperwork, to extreme vetting to ensure children go to a safe home, to homestudies, to pre and post placement, it can take couples anywhere between two and seven years to adopt a child in the United States. Laws have changed throughout the last century to increase access and opportunity for families looking to adopt children. In recent years, however, some states have been passing bills that decrease access and opportunity to families looking to provide children a safe, loving home. Continue reading Adoption Law and Religious Freedom.

Update on the Voting Rights Act

Voting rights have been taking the news cycles by storm due to Trump’s establishment of a “Presidential Commission on Election Integrity”. If you are looking for a more in-depth post about the history of the voting rights please read this post and for information on the “National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC)” please read this post. This is an update for the current conversation surrounding voting rights and Trump’s new commission.

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U.S. Nuclear First Strike Policy; Be Afraid

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

America’s Backed Up – Rape Kits

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

The Era of the Activist Millennial.

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.