Students at BYU are protesting their school’s ‘honor code’ as sexist, homophobic and dangerous.

The youth are loved — and hated — for shaking things up.   We put a unique twist on just about everything, from dating to employment. But one area in which we’re rocking the boat the most lately is politics.   As a generation, we are exceptionally vocal about things we don’t like. We live in active pursuit of fixing things older generations often tell us we can’t change.   Many of us have been activists since birth. What’s more, our spirit of change seems to be influencing the younger generations, like Generation Z who’ve been leading the wave of change on issues like gun reform.   The rise in student and campus activism we’ve seen over the last decade …

America should be clamoring to take in refugees, and not just for humanitarian reasons.

There are currently more refugees in the world than at any time in history—and half of them are children. As of the end of 2017, there were a record 68.5 million displaced people in the world. Of those, 25.4 million are refugees—the highest number the world has ever seen according to the United Nations Refugee Agency. Refugees are not merely migrants looking for a better life. The U.N. defines a refugee as “someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war or violence” and “has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group.” Refugees are distinct from asylum seekers as well, in …

This group is bringing clean clothes to anyone who needs them, one laundromat at a time.

It all started with a man named T-Bone and a simple desire. 25 cents is one way it starts…. www.laundrylove.org Posted by Laundry Love on Thursday, December 18, 2014 His name was Eric, but he was T-Bone to the people he knew and liked. Greg Russinger met him in 2003, when he and his friends were working with under-resourced individuals and families in Ventura, California. Russinger remembers asking T-Bone one question: “What would it look like for us to come alongside your life in a way that would matter to you specifically?” “He just said ‘If I had clean clothes, I think people would treat me as a human being,’” Russinger recalls. This lack of clean clothes is sadly all too …

#AbledsAreWeird offers a brilliant taste of the everyday crap people with disabilities deal with.

People without disabilities may not realize how much more difficult they make life for those with them. Folks who deal with physical or mental disabilities already face challenges in a world designed for abled people. But lack of access and accommodations are not the only difficulties they have to take on. Far too often, people with disabilities also have to battle ignorance and stigma from their fellow humans. People with disabilities have taken to Twitter to share their personal accounts of able-bodied and able-minded people’s bizarre comments and behaviors toward them. Twitter user Imani Barbarin created the hashtag #AbledsAreWeird to accompany the stories—a sarcastic jab at those among us who are oblivious to the lives of a good portion of …

This explanation of mens emotional needs will encourage you to compliment the guys in your life more often.

Over the past several decades, there has been a massive movement – rightfully so – to be consciously encouraging to girls and women. They’ve been told they can do anything and be anything and taught to get an education and take care of themselves, all of which is wonderful and necessary. While boys and men may not need to be reminded as often to peruse their dreams, they need to be told that their emotional needs are valid. The belief that boys and men need to be stoic and stay guarded in order to be a “real man” helps create many of the emotional issues they face. via Tumblr via Tumblr via Tumblr This conditioning is damaging, and one Tumblr …

In rural Kenya, women’s healthcare can be hard to access. This program is changing that.

Susan, a 25-year-old who lives in rural West Pokot, Kenya, has a daily routine. All photos via Pfizer. She wakes up at 6am every day to get water from the river. She prepares breakfast for her family. She gets her five children ready for school. Then she sets off for work, caring for her animals and plowing the earth on her farm. On her one day off a week, she takes her family to church. She loves spending time with her family and community. Susan, and women like her, have always played an important role in the local culture. However, they’ve often had challenges accessing information and resources about their health, including the importance of healthy timing and spacing of …

She asked men how they stand up to misogyny and predatory behavior. The answers are awesome.

Men are sharing examples of how they step up and step in when they see problematic behaviors in their peers, and people are here for it. Twitter user “feminist next door” posed an inquiry to her followers, asking “good guys” to share times they saw misogyny or predatory behavior and did something about it. “What did you say,” she asked. “What are your suggestions for the other other men in this situation?” She added a perfectly fitting hashtag: #NotCoolMan. Good guys: tell me about a time you saw misogyny or predatory behavior in action and spoke up. What did you say? What are your suggestions for other men in this situation? #NotCoolMan — feminist next door (@emrazz) March 3, 2019 …

Mansplaining: This awesome comic breaks down the definition and shares examples.

If you’re living in 2018, you’ve probably encountered mansplaining — the word or, unfortunately, the real thing. What is mansplaining? Are you doing it? And what do you do when you find yourself up against a mansplainer? Luckily, the good folks over at The Nib are here with handy answers to all three — in delightful comic form. “Mansplaining, Explained”: “The last guy I dated was a real mansplainer.” “Mansplaining, Explained”: “‘Mansplainer.’ I never get that word.” “Mansplaining, Explained”: “Luckily, I’ve been on enough dates to prepare for this situation.” “Mansplaining, Explained”: “It’s a word that describes a pattern of behavior in our culture.” Mansplaining is a word that describes a pattern in our society of overlooking and dismissing women’s …

Howand whyan ailing U.S. veteran is helping these Venezuelan refugees start a new life.

Luis and Jude Vivas, with their son, Luis Jr. Editor’s note: If you want to help the Vivas family, you can contribute directly to their GoFundMe campaign here. The campaign has been verified by the GoFundMe team, with 100% of the proceeds going toward immediate food, medical and housing needs for the family. When I connect with Jude and Luis Vivas, the couple is resting inside a tiny motel room in  Cúcuta, Colombia. The width of the room barely holds a small, twin sized bed that is covered in the six backpacks they carried across the Venezuelan border with their young son, Luis Jr. “We are very tired,” Jude says, translating the words of her husband into English. “Tired of …