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Prostitution! Legalize it!

PHOTO COURTESY OF FLICKR By Jackie Sedley A recent federal court case decision regarding whether or not prostitution is a constitutional right has sparked debate about the potential benefits of legalizing prostitution across the nation. In 2015, the Erotic Service Provider Legal Education and Research Project (ESPLERP) filed a lawsuit claiming that prostitution should be protected under the 14th Amendment, similar to the way the Lawrence v.  Texas case initiated protection under the due process clause for “intimate conduct” between consenting adults. However, on Jan. 17, the prostitution case was...
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Challenging white feminism in entertainment

By Sarah Buchlaw Since “Broad City” first aired in 2014, creators Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson have been hailed as television’s favorite feminists. The show follows the lives of best friends Ilana and Abbi, who play themselves, living in New York City. Glazer and Jacobson have certainly broken boundaries as two successful Jewish women on television. They are honest, flawed, hilarious, and yes — irrevocably white. It is no secret that women are still fighting to be represented on screen as often (and as authentically) as men are. According to...
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Letter from the Opinions Editor

CW: Discussion of anti-Semitism, white supremacy, violence Dear Puget Sound community members, It is with a heavy heart that I, once again, write to the campus community regarding our failures in supporting and protecting each other.  In yet another email from campus administration regarding anti-Semitic incidents at Puget Sound on Oct. 18, President Crawford stated that “these acts are unacceptable and an affront to our entire university community,” but our university community as a whole has yet to take action against this problem. Let me be clear: anti-Semitism – and...
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