Jessica Wells

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“You hold women in contempt”: Frat culture isn’t an aberration, it’s everything men learn about being a “real man”

<b>"Neighbors" (Universal Pictures)</b><p>A top researcher on masculinity tells Salon what’s wrong with the idea of “real men” — and how to change it<p>Katie McDonough<p>March 26, 2015 10:00am (UTC)<p>There are a lot of stories out there right now about frat culture, which is maybe why I find myself circling back to …

Feminism

All the ways women are still discriminated against in STEM

Women make up 24% of the workers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (or “STEM”) fields in the US, according to Census Bureau data. A new Pew Research Center analysis offers a grimmer statistic to layer on top of that: Half those women—despite comprising a fourth of the …

Sexual Harassment

The insidious ways the world tells teenage girls their bodies don’t belong to them

When I was 16 years old, I was the kind of teenager who had a favorite mathematician. One Sunday I went to see my hero give a talk. Afterward, I lingered near the stage with my dad, prepped with my usual question for adults with careers I admired: Any advice for a kid in high school?<p>I was wearing a …

Me Too movement

'Big Boys Don't Cry'

As a male psychiatrist, I'm very aware that our language is peppered with clichés that discourage boys and men from expressing emotion. If we talk …

Man down: why do so many suffer depression in silence?

It was a Monday when Robin Williams killed himself three years ago – Monday 11 August 2014. His death was shocking even if in hindsight it shouldn’t have been a surprise that the world’s funniest man might also be the most sorrowful, too – a person despairing to the point of ending it all.<p>It’s a …

Mental Health

A millennial male reveals what he thinks of masculinity

John Wayne is out. But not all of us want to (or can) be soft-voiced guys in skinny jeans.<p>What is a man?<p>As a “millennial” male, I find it a question …

The Disturbing Reality Of Human Trafficking And Children, In Today's World....

In the 1800’s during the time of the Emancipation Proclamation there were over 36,000 northern blacks that remained enslaved” (Dolgoff & Feldstein, 2009). Most of these slaves were held in New York and New Jersey, even though most of the northern states had begun the movement to abolish slavery. In …

Exposing The Forced Prostitution And Human Trafficking Of American Children

More than 100 nonprofits are joining forces to tackle an issue they say often goes overlooked in the United States: the forced prostitution and human …

Human Rights

Sex Trafficking Isn't An 'Over There' Issue, 100,000 U.S. Kids Are Sold Into It Every Year

Selling children into sex trafficking may seem like a remote issue, something that happens in far-off places where kids live in extreme poverty and their rights aren’t valued.<p>But it’s happening right here, all over the United States.<p>And a new campaign wants people to take note that more than …

What are the statistics on human trafficking of children?

View Comments<p>Child trafficking Statistics<p>U.S. & International<p>Ark of Hope for Children has compiled the following U.S. and international statistics on …

FBI sting shows child sex trafficking still thriving in United States

The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced the results of Operation Cross Country X on Monday. They rescued 82 sexually exploited juveniles and …

Human Trafficking Increased in 2016, Organization Reports

The National Human Trafficking Hotline found that 7,500 cases of human trafficking were reported in 2016 — up from 5,526 in the previous year, based on the group's data.<p>The hotline, which is run by the nonprofit organization Polaris, maintains a resource center for victims of trafficking and …

Human Trafficking

UNGIFT.ORG

In the area of combatting human trafficking, technology is both a help and a hindrance. As the tech sector evolved, it gave traffickers new and …

Sex trafficking: The new American slavery

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> The pathway leading to the dark corners of human trafficking began in the fluorescent-flooded hallways of a Florida middle school.<p>Sacharay, which is how she wants to be known, was 14 years old and looking for a friend.<p>"I used to get picked on a lot about being dark-skinned. I …

Crime

Human Trafficking of Children in the United States

A Fact Sheet for Schools<p><b>What Is Human Trafficking?</b> <br>Human trafficking is a serious federal crime with penalties of up to imprisonment for life. …

Education

Conversation With My Daughter About Human Trafficking

As we take turns pushing her one-year-old brother in his stroller, my daughter asks me why people don't just stay away from bad people, then they won't be trafficked. I tell her that usually the story starts out with hope.<p>In fact, sometimes it starts off like a fairy tale and the person can't …

Human trafficking: Girls for sale in Mountain Home?

When Gretchen Smeltzer and her husband, Jon, looked into international adoption about six years ago, she never fully considered the issue of human …

A Mother's Story — What Parents Need to Know About Trafficking

Danielle was 17 years old, a freshman at Northeastern University, when she met the trafficker who forced her into two years of sex slavery. She …

Hub of human trafficking: underground sex trade thrives in Milwaukee

Milwaukee has become “the Harvard of pimp school” and Wisconsin is a hub of human trafficking, an expert has said in the wake of an FBI sting last month in which nine adolescents were rescued from commercial sexual exploitation, meaning Milwaukee is tied with Las Vegas for the third highest number …

Sexual Health

What's Being Done to Stop Child Trafficking in Utah?

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) - Imagine growing up thinking sex is a way of life. That's what human trafficking of children can cause victims to …

July 20, 1969: One Giant Leap For Mankind

At 10:56 p.m. EDT Neil Armstrong is ready to plant the first human foot on another world. With more than half a billion people watching on …

TV

Stanley Kubrick's daughter debunks the myth that her father faked the Apollo 11 moon landing

So when his daughter, Vivian Kubrick, tweeted support for NASA's Juno spacecraft entering Jupiter's orbit on Tuesday, she was suddenly hit with conspiracy theorists tweeting back at her that her father was involved in the alleged moon-landing hoax.<p>Here's what Kubrick tweeted:<p>Kubrick then decided to …

Apollo 11 Plus 45: How Neil Armstrong Saved the Day on the Moon

Thirteen hundred feet above the moon's surface, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin began their final descent in the Eagle lunar module. It was 4:15 p.m. Eastern time, 45 years ago today.<p>Transparent flames gushed downward as the Eagle slowed. Neil had flown his mission right along the edge of the razor. …

Space Science

Tarta de queso y chocolate fácil

<b>Receta tarta de queso y chocolate</b>. Estas semanas están siendo un poco locas y llenas de trabajo y cambios, por lo que no he tenido demasiado tiempo …