Category Archives: Social Issues

Women And Gender Inequality.

By Jennifer Sheets

Imagine living each day being told aren’t smart enough, aren’t attractive enough, won’t live up to people’s expectations, and just plain aren’t good enough. Television ads tell you how to dress and how to act. Friends and …

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I Am Interchange: Know The Signs of Human Trafficking. By Jennifer Sheets.

Humans have been bought, sold, captured, kidnapped, and exploited as slaves for centuries. Men and women, young and old snatched and coerced for labor, prostitution, slavery and sexual exploitation. To many Americans human trafficking seems like an issue that happens …

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Homelessness In Our Communities.

Homelessness In Our Communities

By Jenny Sheets

An on-line search for “number of homeless people in the United States” will not yield an easy answer because the topic of homelessness is far from an easy issue. Estimated numbers of those …

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Queer Culture – Oppressive Or Progressive?

Penned By Jennifer Sheets

From an early age children are taught about the Women’s Suffrage and the Civil Rights Movement, how all citizens must fight for equal rights. Most recently, the LGBT community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) and its …

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I am Interchange: LGBTQ Language And Social Issues By Jennifer Sheets.

“That is so gay.” “Quit being such a homo.” “What a fag.” These hurtful and oppressive phrases have turned into flippant insults among friends, in which somehow “gay” and “queer” have become playful synonymous with “loser,” “failure,” and “abnormal.” This …

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