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Women's Issues in the News

By May 29, 2014

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This past week was chock full of issues important to women's lives, ranging from new films exploring women's lives to unfortunate acts of violence against women.

Two tragedies struck this week. One was preventable. College student Elliot Rodger went on killing rampage that was fueled by his racism and misogyny. Read on to see how the confluence of racism and sexism influenced Rodger's rage. The other tragedy was the passing of the legendary poet, artist, and activist, Maya Angelou. Check out our profile of her amazing life and career.

"What's being done to #BringBackOurGirls?" reports on the latest information on the schoolgirls abducted from Chibok, Nigeria and the international rescue mission to bring them back.

On a lighter note, Women's Issues takes a look at women on the rise in Hollywood. Laverne Cox makes headlines for becoming the first openly trans woman to make the cover of Time magazine and is profiled here. We also take a look at the new historical biopic, Belle, which explores the life of the eponymous mixed-race heroine living and loving in 18th century England.

Happy reading!


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