After the 2016 Presidential election, many American women felt anguish and fear for their future. The actions and words of President Donald Trump during his campaign hinted at a “The Handmaid’s Tale”-esque future and a lack of progression for the feminist movement and general equality.
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Earlier this month, the head of the Smithsonian Institute announced the museum complex will launch a Women’s History Initiative to highlight women’s achievements throughout history. Unfortunately, according to The Washington Post, Smithsonian Secretary David J. Skorton said he does not support the idea of creating a stand-alone museum to honor this initiative — at least not right now, anyway.
This Saturday, thousands of people came together in streets across the country with signs in their hands and a mission in their hearts.
There’s an old adage that goes, “If you’re not paying for it, you are the product.”
We all have our breaking points. We all have a threshold that, if crossed, will cause us to feel overwhelmed and defeated.
Whether you realize it or not, you benefit from and want there to be open information laws.
On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott met with the loved ones of the 17 people who were murdered in the Parkland school shooting last month. After these meetings in Tallahassee, Scott signed a law that will create stricter measures for gun purchases across the state.
Beneath the surface of UF’s seemingly well-run campus are the people who make it happen. We are talking about the secretaries, the adjuncts and even the custodians who work every day to make sure UF students have the best experiences possible.
Last Spring, the results of the Student Government Spring elections were decided before students made it to the polls. Only one party was running for the executive ticket, so no matter how many students voted, they only had one option.
Editor’s note: The Alligator’s editorial board met with representatives from the three parties Sunday morning. We spoke about platform points and candidates’ goals. Our endorsements stem from these meetings.
We learn history — the good and the bad parts of it — so we can use that knowledge to improve the future. We can avoid mistakes made by our predecessors, and we can build upon the successes they achieved. History allows us to start every move we make several steps ahead of ground zero. It allows us to continually advance society and steadily make way for a better world. As follows, these lessons are something we need to cherish and protect.
Something we have been hearing way too often lately is diversity is not worth praising. That “it’s 2018,” so diversity and acceptance aren’t things we have to worry about anymore. That racism and prejudice aren’t things we have to worry about anymore. That cruelty, judgement and downright bigotry are a thing of the past. Well, dear reader, these assumptions are, unfortunately, incorrect.
When we think of identity theft, we often consider drained bank accounts and staggering credit scores. We think of it as a crime committed for direct and immediate financial gain, not for perceived popularity. But, similarly to what it has done to most aspects of society, social media is changing the standards of identity theft.