October 11, 2012

Recent trends in the news regarding the female body

According to author Naomi Wolf, recent trends in the press have been veering toward biased views of women’s bodies. For example, the French publication, Closer, published photos of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, topless. Additionally, the Pussy Riot trial and Arab Spring protests show women’s freedom being taken away. The author is stating publicly that women’s bodies are battlegrounds being used to wage culture wars in which it is being seen as scandalous when […]
September 10, 2012

Philadelphia swim club discrimination case settled

The Justice Department announced a settlement agreement in a Philadelphia-area racial discrimination case. The case dates back to June 2009. Creative Steps Day Camp of Northeast Philadelphia paid The Valley Swim Club in Huntingdon Valley for pool access for summer campers. Despite having paid for pool access, the Valley Swim Club returned the camp’s money and campers were told not to return to the pool. It was alleged that several campers heard pool members making […]
May 16, 2011

Apple Takes Down 'gay cure' App

Apple recently removed a “gay cure” application that has been criticized by many.  The application was created by Exodus International which targeted “homosexual strugglers” and allows users to learn more about Exodus.  The creators maintain that people have a choice to be gay.  However, the app was removed at the Apple Store because Apple believes it violates developer guidelines as being offensive to large groups of people.  See: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/03/23/2011-03-23_apple_pulls_gay_cure_app_exodus_international_after_thousands_sign_changeorg_pet.html Currently, discrimination and harassment based on […]