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September 7, 2015
by Alicia Meade, MA, LCSW

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The little pink Viagra pill: Is This the New Miracle Pill for Women?

September 7, 2015 07:55 by Alicia Meade, MA, LCSW   [About the Author]

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In August 2015 the Food and Drug Administration approved the first pill designed to treat lowered sexual desire in women. Depending on who is speaking, this decision is either revolutionary, a breakthrough to marvel at and sign of progress because it promotes the viewpoint that low sexual desire is a biological reality versus something existing solely in a woman’s head. Or it’s a mistake caused by the F.D.A collapsing from the pressure created by various lobby groups and a sad reflection of society’s penchant of viewing the aging process as something that needs to be fixed rather than accepted. [More]

August 28, 2015
by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate

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Can the Military Fully Integrate? Understanding Women in Combat Roles

August 28, 2015 04:43 by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate  [About the Author]

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There is a looming deadline in the military that is causing a fundamental change in the way that American military training is conducted. Beginning in January 2016, the Pentagon has mandated that combat roles must be opened to women in all branches of the military. While all other sectors of the military have been integrated for some time, combat roles have until now continued to be a men only operation. The scope of the integration is staggering, as up until now the entire sector of special forces has been almost completely closed to women. Opening up these physically, psychologically and even socially rigorous areas of combat service is not simple, nor is it easy. [More]

June 24, 2015
by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate

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The Women’s World Cup is Going On - But Most People Don’t Know It

June 24, 2015 09:41 by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate  [About the Author]

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The FIFA World Cup is the most watched and followed broadcast event on Earth, more watched than the Olympics or the Super Bowl. Type it into any search engine or ask someone on the street and the answer is always the same; the World Cup is THE soccer championship. Yet when people speak about the World Cup, they are actually excluding half of the population. The FIFA World Cup is in actuality the FIFA Men’s World Cup. There is a separate soccer championship for women, called the FIFA Women’s World Cup, being played this year in Canada from June 6th to July 5th. It has a wholly different set of rules and regulations, and a wholly different place in the history of soccer. Up until recently women’s soccer has been a footnote, but that history might be changing. [More]

February 19, 2015
by Tracy Busse, MA, LPC

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The Atrocities of Boko Haram and Isis ARE Happening in America

February 19, 2015 07:55 by Tracy Busse, MA, LPC  [About the Author]

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In the last year, the chilling actions of ISIS and Boko Haram have shocked many. Americans have questioned their barbaric practices and lack of regard for women. It is hard to imagine something like that happening in America. As stories of survivors are released, hearts sink when they hear of women and children being forced into marriage and raped by militants (Those, 2014). But what if these same injustices were happening in the United States? Perhaps they are. [More]

February 3, 2015
by Amy Berwick,PhD, LPC, NCC

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Sexual Assault on College Campuses

February 3, 2015 07:55 by Amy Berwick,PhD, LPC, NCC  [About the Author]

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January 28th, two former Vanderbilt football players were found guilty on all counts of aggravated rape of an unconscious woman. The details of the story as reported in the Tennessean (Barchenger & Walker, 2015) were horrific. The rape occurred 19 months ago. The football players had taken photos and video of their sadistic acts and shared them with friends. The victim, who had been drugged, was unaware that she had been assaulted until video surfaced. [More]

December 7, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Help for Sexual Assault Victims

December 7, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

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What do you think of when you hear the words "sexual assault?" What comes to your mind when you are talking about the issue? Is it something that comes up in conversation at all, or do you try to avoid it on a regular basis because it's such an uncomfortable topic to explore? Have you or a loved one experienced sexual assault? Sadly, many people in the United States and around the world have been affected by sexual assault, either because it has happened to them or because it has happened to someone that they love and care about. [More]

March 26, 2014
by Rosemary Fromson, MPCP, RPC, CCPCPR

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Professional Women and Burnout

March 26, 2014 04:55 by Rosemary Fromson, MPCP, RPC, CCPCPR  [About the Author]

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Women tend to strive more for excellence; to prove themselves. Not that men don't feel they need to prove themselves, but women have an extra push to show that they are smart, knowledgeable, capable, and able to handle just about anything and everything. Research shows that women are still not as "committed" as men. Women are often referred to as bossy when they are actually being assertive. [More]