Today’s Solutions: May 17, 2022

Social Justice

Read about the newest efforts to overthrow systemic inequalities and address injustices in terms of wealth, opportunities, and privileges to make the world a better place.

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Women’s health news: Spain to introduce 3-day “menstrual leave”

While some governments seek to limit women's access to safe abortions, there are some in the developed world aiming to do just the opposite and even go a step or two further. The Spanish government is poised to approve proposed legislation that will allow women who suffer from severe period Read More...

Community Reinvestment Act

Regulators propose long-overdue changes to Community Reinvestment Act

Technology and commerce, unfortunately, always seem to move too fast for the law to keep up. Social media had already become a staple of modern culture before its functions and money-making operations could be evaluated by elected representatives.  The same thing happened with the Community Read More...

Prescription drugs

Simple mailed disposal kits reduce opioid abuse in patients

Oscar Wilde famously said that “The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.”  While he was a literary and dramatic genius, Oscar Wilde didn’t live in the age of the Opioid Epidemic, and, in this day and age, it seems like the best way to get rid of temptation is just to get Read More...

Women's March in Washington demanding continued access to abortion after the ban on most abortions in Texas

These US companies have expanded their abortion benefits to support employees

If the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling is overturned by the US Supreme Court, which is what the draft opinion that was leaked to news outlet Politico on May 2nd suggests, the person’s right to an abortion would no longer be protected by the US constitution. This means that issues related to abortion Read More...

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More than money is needed to take down global poverty

According to the World Bank, around 9.2 percent of the global population live in extreme poverty, meaning they survive on less than $1.90 a day. Youths make up two-thirds of this statistic, with women representing the majority in most regions. Solutions to this problem may seem straightforward: Read More...

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Internships for adults or “returnships” can solve gender imbalances at work

It’s no secret that the events of the past couple of years interrupted many people’s professional journeys—however one group, in particular, has been hit especially hard: women, namely mothers, in the workforce. Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, it was difficult for mothers who’ve Read More...

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Fashion Week Minnesota highlights AAPI and Indigenous designers

This spring, Fashion Week Minnesota features new shows that showcase local designers and creatives that are underrepresented in mainstream fashion, giving voice to their collections and cultures. Fashion designers from Asian American and Pacific Islander, Black, Indigenous, and people of color Read More...

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APA, AAPI, APIDA or AANHPI? The history and significance of the “Asian American” identity crisis

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” ― Lao Tzu By Arielle Tiangco Weeks ago, seated cross-legged on my couch, I watched the small bobbing faces of my colleagues speaking within the confines of their equally-sized zoom rectangles. We were in our scheduled editorial Read More...

Gay Pride India

Openly gay prince turned palace into safe haven for LGBTQ+ Indians

Countries around the world make encouraging and incremental progress toward equality every day. Many countries are banning inhumane practices such as conversion therapy, and some are making restitution to former victims of overturned anti-LGBTQ+ laws. While this is emboldening the fight for equal Read More...

Pay Equality

Calculating fairness: BU’s new software shows workers their wage gap

While we have made many strides in the journey toward equal pay, wage inequality does still exist in many parts of the country. Legislatures, citizens, and even universities strive and innovate efforts every day to make sure that women and people of color earn as much as their white male Read More...