In a speech delivered at the awards ceremony, Rape Education and Prevention Coordinator Deb Schipper said, "The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA) is a new student organization on campus this year, and has quickly made itself known as an extraordinary, energetic group of women...We are constantly encouraged by the willingness of these young women to devote time and energy to the feminist cause, and we recognize them as an emerging political force for change on campus."
Ohio State's FMLA has participated in a variety of protests and actions to increase awareness on the issues of sexual assault, reproductive rights, and discrimination against gay and lesbian individuals. Several of the group's members received separate awards for community service, community leadership, and advocacy.
11/25/2014 Marissa Alexander Has Accepted a Plea Deal - Marissa Alexander, the woman imprisoned for firing a warning shot in the presence of her abusive husband, chose to accept a plea deal Monday with the state of Florida, pleading guilty to three felony counts of aggravated assault.
As part of the plea deal, Alexander received three years imprisonment, but she will be credited for the time she's spent behind bars. . . .
11/24/2014 The City of Louisville Has Overwhelmingly Approved a CEDAW Resolution - The city of Louisville, Kentucky approved a resolution that will use the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) as a framework for all future policy aimed at ending gender-based discrimination.
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh introduced the resolution, which passed overwhelmingly on November 6. . . .