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The #MeToo Movement is riding a new wave of feminism in India

(THE CONVERSATION) Reading other women's #MeToo stories brings back memories of my sexual abuse as a young girl growing up in the late 1970s and 1980s in India.
Like many women, I couldn't talk about it then. India had a tradition-bound society with strict gender norms and expectations. But a lot has changed since.
A new and ... (full story)

Life on the US-Mexico border is chaotic. An immigration scholar explains why − and it's not for the reasons that some GOP lawmakers claim

(THE CONVERSATION) As debate over U.S. immigration policy heats up during the 2024 presidential campaign, separating fact from fiction on the U.S.-Mexico border becomes increasingly difficult.
In May 2023, shortly after the end of a public health restriction that allowed U.S. officials to immediately expel asylum-seekers, a team ... (full story)

Anti-abortion rights activists navigate a new, post-Roe landscape, as state bans mean they can 'save babies'

(THE CONVERSATION) It's been nearly two years since the Supreme Court announced its Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization ruling overturning federal protection for the right to an abortion, marking a momentous victory for anti-abortion activists. That decision was just the beginning – some anti-abortion groups, like Stu ... (full story)

Internships are linked to better employment outcomes for college graduates

(THE CONVERSATION) Internships can play a vital role for students looking to break into a career, but they aren't always available for all the students who want them. And even when they are, they may not be high quality. Here, Matthew T. Hora, founder of the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions at the University of ... (full story)

100 years ago, US citizenship for Native Americans came without voting rights in swing states

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Voter participation advocate Theresa Pasqual traverses Acoma Pueblo with a stack of sample ballots in her car and applications for absentee ballots, handing them out at every opportunity ahead of New Mexico's primary.
Residents of the tribal community's original mesa-top "sky city" that endu ... (full story)