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What if that was you?

2019-06-19T16:46:52-05:00November 14th, 2012|Parenting, TORCH, Women's rights|

By Zeeva Imagine you were pregnant and about to give birth in an isolated area located in Africa. There are no hospitals or trained professional individuals nearby to deliver your baby. The nearest clinic or medical building is three-four hours away. While traveling, there are no paved roads so your swollen body is rocking from [...]

I Was Part of Change

2019-06-19T16:46:53-05:00November 13th, 2012|Empowerment, TORCH|

By Theresa Today was the day I, Theresa Twum, got to vote. Being the only person in my family qualified to vote makes me feel so special. Being my first time voting, I had no idea what to expect. I thought about how long the lines were going to be and about the time I [...]

Bullying

2012-11-06T23:28:57-05:00November 6th, 2012|Bullying, TORCH|

By Lucia During this week on Facebook I saw that a few girls were being bullied on pictures that they sent in the past and have now put on Facebook for everyone to see. I felt the pain that both these girls felt, but at the same time I asked myself why would they send [...]

Females Deserve Credit Too

2019-06-19T16:46:53-05:00October 25th, 2012|Empowerment, TORCH|

By Megan "Scroll through the titles and subtitles of recent books, and you will read that women have become 'The Richer Sex,' that 'The Rise of Women Has Turned Men Into Boys,' and that we may even be seeing 'The End of Men.' Several of the authors of these books posit that we are on [...]

Mitt Romney on Abortion

2019-06-19T16:46:53-05:00October 16th, 2012|Abortion, TORCH, Women's rights|

By Zeeva As some of you may know, Mitt Romney is a firm anti-choice candidate. Romney has consistently opposed the Roe vs. Wade court case that legalized abortion. He has said that if he were elected, he wouldn't look forward to restricting women’s freedom rights. That's a lie. He supports Congress's efforts to restrict the [...]

Lady Gaga’s Body Revolution 2013

2019-06-19T16:46:54-05:00October 5th, 2012|Empowerment, TORCH|

By Omar If you have seen on the internet lately Lady Gaga has posted a picture of herself in a BRA and PANTIES with the title “bulimia and anorexia since I was 15”. At no moment did she ask her fans to pose nude and post it online. I like that Lady Gaga is showing [...]

TORCH presents “Call Us Maybe”

2012-08-16T18:22:51-05:00August 16th, 2012|Sex education, TORCH|

by TORCH Program This summer, our TORCH Peer Leaders and Interns put together a sex ed themed parody of the Carly Rae Jespen hit song, “Call Me Maybe”. We provide peer health education and training, and we spread the word about making responsible choices across New York City! Please check out our video and, if [...]

Gun Positive

2019-06-19T16:46:54-05:00August 9th, 2012|TORCH|

By Chelsea Ever since the Aurora theater shooting in Colorado, there have been gun debates all over the country. People have been going back and forth about what could’ve should’ve would’ve happened that terrible day. Lots of “what ifs” have been thrown around. It’s a very controversial and sensitive topic. Some people believe that the [...]

Louisiana Charter School Prohibits Pregnant Females From Continuing Education

2019-06-19T16:46:54-05:00August 8th, 2012|Reproductive rights, Sex education, Teen pregnancy, TORCH|

By Megan As I was reading through the blog, Feministing.com, I ran across a headline that really shocked me. “Louisiana charter school totally illegally kicks out students for becoming pregnant.” My first thought was, “How is this possible?” I’ve seen a handful of pregnant females at my Bronx high school; I’ve seen them all 9 [...]

Life After Death? And Immortality…Somewhat.

2019-06-19T16:46:54-05:00August 8th, 2012|TORCH|

By Kavon When a person dies, it is most commonly shown that people throw a funeral and the deceased person gets buried underground in a casket. But I believe that isn't just it. I think through the memories, the pictures, the good, the bad, and the conversations, the life of a person continues on. Which [...]