Valentine’s Day is not just about sending cheesy cards, hoarding chocolate or learning how to make a bouquet of bacon roses. What Valentine’s Day is truly about is celebrating the transformative power of love – which inspires us to have the courage to be who we are and grow with the people that we care about.
A year ago today, the U.S. military announced that it would allow women to be assigned to ground combat units and jobs. Unfortunately, the Department of Defense and the Services haven’t made much progress and servicewomen are still being kept out of tens of thousands of combat positions.
Today is the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v Wade, the landmark case that recognized that a pregnant woman has a right to make her own decisions about whether to have a child or have an abortion. But looking back over the past year, it’s almost like we’ve traveled back in time to an era when a woman’s ability to make personal decisions about her family was out of her hands. A look back at the greatest/worst “hits” over the past year.
Sure, going to the gym, spending less time on Facebook, and cutting back the amount of hours spent obsessing over Scandal (can’t help it!) are all worthy New Year’s resolutions, but what about some resolutions that honor our love of liberty and justice, for all?
Turns out it’s easier to get life in prison than you think. These 11 Americans got put behind bars with no hope of release for nonviolent drug and property crimes. Not cool, criminal justice system. Not. Cool.
Detention is so 20th century. Instead of report cards, some schools are doling out criminal records.