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I Stand with Planned Parenthood: Statistics Speak Volumes

By Sarah Pittman, Blogger November 30, 2015

Recent headlines have showed that a 57 year old man has been arrested for allegedly killing 3 people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood. The deceased victims are an Iraq war veteran, a mother of 2, and a...

Muslim Does Not Mean Terrorist: Inside Islamic Discrimination

By Sarah Pittman, Blogger November 23, 2015
With recent ISIS activity taking the forefront of the media coverage, the fear of terrorists is on high alert. People see a man in a turban in the airport and automatically rush to the worst-case scenario. I would like to take the opportunity to say this: Islam does not equal ISIS.

Limited Resources for Individuals with Unlimited Patriotism

By Sarah Pittman, Blogger November 11, 2015
It has also been reported (via that fewer than 1 in 10 people who apply for disability will not receive it. What happens to these veterans? How can they adjust to their regular lives without help?

Newer Isn’t Always Better: Respect Your Elders

By Sarah Pittman, Blogger November 4, 2015
I challenge all who read this to take a second to appreciate your grandparents. Give them patience, respect, and, most importantly, love. If you are one of the lucky ones who still has living grandparents, take a few minutes out of your day to see them or call them.

Same-Sex Couples and the Same Old Stereotypes

By Sarah Pittman, Blogger October 21, 2015
A person with homosexual interests is still a person. An attraction to the same gender does not make you any less male or female, and it definitely does not make you any less human.

Combating Religious Persecution with Open-Mindedness

By Sarah Pittman, Blogger October 4, 2015
The point that I want to make is this: no matter what your spiritual beliefs are, there will be people who put you into certain groupings. This is a result of the extremists in religion who have created an image that is unfairly placed on all who have the same or similar beliefs. Our country prides itself on welcoming diversity, yet religion causes so much conflict and so many hard feelings.

The End Game of Equality in a World of Gender Limitations

By Sarah Pittman, Blogger October 1, 2015
What is it that makes gender a source of so many problems? How can the XX or XY chromosomes differ that significantly that a person’s sex dictates certain categories that they fall into?

“The Hardest Thing in This World Is to Live in It”

By Sarah Pittman, Blogger September 27, 2015
Mentally ill people may have to fight their thoughts day in and day out, which is more exhausting than others realize. The feelings of being alone in this world can take over your mind as a virus would take over its host cell. The human brain becomes ill and weak and frail until life seems like it is too much to deal with.

Bisexual Attraction and the Improper Reaction

By Sarah Pittman, Blogger September 23, 2015
A major source of stereotyping comes from the sexual orientation of bisexuality. Many people believe that bisexuals are merely “confused” or “greedy,” when in reality it is a matter of attraction... Bisexuality, homosexuality, heterosexuality- it’s all a matter of attraction.

A Second Glance at the Second Amendment

By Sarah Pittman, Blogger September 20, 2015
One of the current hot topics of conversation and political agenda is gun ownership. The United States Constitution specifically outlines the right to bear arms in the Second Amendment. It is a basic freedom of American citizens that we are allowed to possess guns for self-defense. Yet, with mass shootings taking place all throughout the country, questions have been raised about guns.

Inked in Ithaca: How We View the Tattoo

By Sarah Pittman, Blogger September 15, 2015
Each individual on this planet has different experiences that guide them through life and make them who they are today. The human body can, in a way, be considered a blank canvas.

Major Depressive Disorder and its Major Misconceptions

By Sarah Pittman, Blogger September 13, 2015
One of the most horrifying statistics is that nearly two out of three people who suffer from depression do not seek treatment or receive proper treatment. Part of this has to do with the stereotypes surrounding depression.
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