Peoria Police Officers Victim Blame Student in Transgender Rights Bullying Incident

Illini Bluffs High School senior Maggie Look recently tackled the issue of transgender rights in a Contemporary U.S. Issues class she's taking, wanting to support two close transgender friends and raise awareness about the issue. While many of her classmates responded positively to her project, a few later attacked her in profane Snapchat comments. Perhaps …

Tammy Duckworth Town Hall: 4/23/17

The ReSisterhood had the privilege yesterday of attending Senator Tammy Duckworth's town hall meeting in Bloomington. Duckworth is the first Thai-American to serve in the United States Senate and one of three newly elected female senators of color, having defeated incumbent Mark Kirk by a 15 percentage points on November 8, 2016. (Kirk made headlines …

Illinois: Support HB3215 Learn with Dignity

On April 25th I will be participating in the Illinois Women March On Springfield. According to the website, "April 25, 2017 is planned as a day for advocacy, lobbying and a large rally in support of issues that support a progressive agenda." Illinois residents will be advocating and lobbying for causes such as ratifying the …

Was It Sexual Harassment?: Election Edition

Trigger warning: Sexual harassment; inappropriate touching. When I was voting on April 4th, the male poll-worker overseeing the ballot box applied a sticker to my upper breast. It happened so fast that all I could do was muster a "thank you, sir" and scurry off to my car, wondering, "Did that just happen? Was it …