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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)


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A court ruled embryos are children. These Christian couples agree yet wrestle with IVF choices

A court ruled embryos are children. These Christian couples agree yet wrestle with IVF choices

When faced with infertility, Amanda and Jeff Walker had a baby through in vitro fertilization but were left with extra embryos — and questions. Tori and Sam Earle "adopted" an embryo frozen 20 years earlier by another couple. Matthew Eppinette and his wife chose to forgo IVF out of ethical concerns and have no childr ... (full story)


In cities across the US, Black and Latino neighborhoods have less access to pharmacies

In cities across the US, Black and Latino neighborhoods have less access to pharmacies

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Parts of the north side of Montgomery are defined by what it has lost: restaurants, grocery stores and a convenient pharmacy, the latter of which closed five years ago.
People who still live in the historically Black neighborhood of Newtown, like Sharon Harris, are frustrated. She goes to a differen ... (full story)