Topic: Gender Equality

Echoes and gatekeepers

Is remembering enough? I see echoes. There is a line of demarcation in my life. There is a before, when the future occupied the bulk of the scenery and the past was, mostly, ignora …

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Celebrate women’s suffrage in Utah

The year 2020 will mark the 150th anniversary of Utah being the second U.S. territory to grant all women full voting rights. Wyoming granted women full voting rights the year prior …

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Great Old Broad strikes back

Environmental activist Rose Chilcoat has filed a lawsuit against San Juan County, Utah for violating her civil rights. The lawsuit describes falsified charges of trespassing on Uta …

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ACLU and Planned Parenthood of Utah Files Lawsuit Against State of Utah Over Anti-Abortion Bill

Pro-choice and women’s rights activists rallied at the state capitol as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Utah and Planned Parenthood Association of Utah (PPAU) announce …

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THE CAKE: How a Simple Slice Could Save a Life

Two cups of instant mashed potatoes, three tablespoons of sexual politics, a heaping teaspoon of Christian not-so-hospitality, and a sprinkle of occasional nudity is the perfect re …

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Women Of Wisdom: Debra Daniels

Debra Daniels, U of U Women’s Resource Center, on the power and importance of mentors. Growing up in Ogden, Utah in the late 1960s and early ’70s, Debra Daniels, 63, was too young …

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Ed Abbey, revisited

Hey, Mr. Abbey, can you hear me down there?” writes Amy Irvine. Irvine, author of Trespass: Living on the Edge of the Promised Land (2008), is speaking to Edward Abbey (1927-1989), …

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#MeToo musings & a feast

The #MeToo phenomenon has sparked a lot of intimate conversations around the country. Women of all ages are sharing stories with their friends—stories they may have never told anyo …

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Looking Back at Title IX

This 1972 federal legislation granted a world of opportunity for American girls. The thing that mattered most to Nini Rich, her freshman year at Judge Memorial Catholic High School …

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The Burning Bride Project

Marriage, at least in romance-based societies such as ours, is an act of hope, a commitment for the future. A belief in love. With (and certainly without) the best efforts, hope ma …

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‘No Promo Homo’ Law Abolished in Utah

     SB 196, AKA, “No Promo Homo” Law was repealed after Equality Utah filed a lawsuit against the State Board of Education. This law prohibited the discussion of homosexuality in …

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Comings & Goings: Women talk too much?

Have you ever heard that women talk more than men? It seems to be a commonly shared assumption, one meant to differentiate male and female characteristics, and, for us girls, it’s …

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One Billion Rising at the State Capitol

I am here at the Utah State Capitol, the day before Valentine’s Day, for a cause named One Billion Rising— a mass action movement founded by Vagina Monologues author and activist E …

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Nalini Nadkarni

Tree biologist Nalini Nadkarni moves easily across her University of Utah lab on this cold, early winter morning, showing no signs of the trauma her body sustained in July, when sh …

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Untangling Transgender

From the transgender actress Laverne Cox on Orange Is The New Black to the famed transformation of Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn, the spotlight is on gender identity and transgender issu …

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