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Editor Cathy Published by Mediaite

Young Voices Editor Cathy Reisenwitz was published in Mediaite about hubbub over Sofia Vergara’s Emmy’s gag.

Vergara stepped up on that pedestal because she had something to say about her industry. If you can’t hear it over the sound of her beautiful body, that is your malfunction.

So what’s to be done about this malfunction? It’s simply true that some people have a difficult time seeing someone as a sexual being and a full person at the same time. One solution is to hide away women’s sexuality. We can tell Vergara to wear a looser dress, or step off the pedestal. Burqas are further along the exact same train of thought.

Another solution is to encourage women to wear what they want, joke about what they want, climb on top of what they want, and educate men and women that regardless of what a woman is wearing or where she’s standing, she’s a real person with real thoughts and feelings. More importantly, the solution to objectification requires we first recognize that no matter what, each person is solely responsible for what happens in their own heads.

For those who reduced Vergara to an object because she climbed onto a pedestal for a joke, that is entirely their failing, not hers.

Read the rest of the piece here.

If you’d like to speak with or book Cathy or any of our Advocates, please contact Young Voices now.

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Advocate Suzanne Published in Rare on E-Cigarettes

Advocate Suzanne Schaefer was published in Rare on how e-cigarettes should be embraced for being healthier than typical cigarettes.

You can find them everywhere; shopping malls, indoor concerts, restaurants. Just look for the tendrils of smoke you wouldn’t expect to see inside. No, you haven’t time-travelled to the 1950s, and what you’re noticing is not even cigarette smoke. It’s vapor, exhaled by a 21st century smoker brandishing the future of the cigarette industry: the electronic cigarette. 

You can find the full piece online here.

If you’d like to speak with Suzanne or any other Advocate, please contact Young Voices.

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Advocate Andrew Published in The Hill on the Ice Bucket Challenge

Advocate Andrew Gargano was published in The Hill on how legalizing marijuana can help treat ALS patients.

The Ice Bucket Challenge continues to generate viral waves across social media, garnering awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) — popularly known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” Meanwhile, over half of the 30,000 Americans who suffer from the illness continue to be denied a viable medical treatment that has been proven to mitigate their painful symptoms and even to help increase their life expectancy.


You can find the piece online here.

If you’d like to book Andrew or any other Advocate, please contact Young Voices.

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Advocate Jason Published in E21 on Right-to-Work

Advocate Jason Russell was published in Economics 21 on the benefits of right-to-work legislation for employees.

With steadily declining membership, unions are shifting their public relations and political contributions into overdrive in hopes of wooing new members to their cause. Many of these political contributions have been spent opposing Right to Work (RTW) laws, which give workers the right to not join a union even if their workplace is unionized.

You can find the full post online here.

If you’d like to speak withJason or any other Advocate, please contact Young Voices.

Advocate Ayo Published in The Daily Caller

Editor Ayo Sogunro was published in The Daily Caller why panic and fear will set in if Nigeria does not act clearly and transparently against Ebola.

Nigerians — and Africans — cannot continue to look to the United States and Western Europe for aid. There is a point where a society has to get off its knees, stand on its feet and act for itself. In Nigeria, that time is, urgently, now — and, for once, it is the government’s duty.

You can read the entire piece here.

If you’d like to book Ayo or any other Advocate, please contact Young Voices.

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Advocate Axel Published in Forbes on Chilean Election

Advocate Axel Kaiser was published in Forbes on Chile’s turn away from economic freedom.

Throughout the 1980s Milton Friedman insisted that Chile had to reintroduce political freedom if it wanted to preserve the newly created free market institutions. In the long run, authoritarianism, believed Friedman, was incompatible with economic liberty. But Friedman was also very skeptical about Chile´s future once democracy was reintroduced. He feared that the political class could use the democratic process to increase the size of government once again and thus severely undermine economic liberty. Twenty-five years after the reintroduction of democracy, Friedman’s concerns seemed to have come true.

You can find the full piece online here.

If you’d like to speak with Axel or any other Advocate, please contact Young Voices.

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Advocate Yeonmi Featured in The Guardian on North Korea’s Black Market Generation

Advocate Yeonmi Park was mentioned in The Guardian on North Korea’s generation of young people aware of market’s power of prosperity.

Park Yeon-mi was part of North Korea’s black market generation – the millennials who grew up as illegal private trading flourished in the secretive, isolated country.

Despite the country’s official adherence to communist principals, more and more North Koreans now have greater unofficial loyalty to capitalism. After all, it was the state system that allowed an estimated one million people to starve during the ‘arduous march’ famine of the late 1990s.

You can find the full piece online here.

If you’d like to speak with Yeonmi or any other Advocate, please contact Young Voices.

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Advocate PierreGuy Published in TheBlaze on Burger King-Tim Horton Merger

Advocate PierreGuy Veer was published in TheBlaze on Burger King’s acquisition of Tim Hortons.

Burger King and Tim Hortons (Canada’s largest fast food chain) have announced their merger.

This union will create the third largest fast food chain on the planet, behind McDonalds and Kentucky Fried Chicken.

It will also move BK’s headquarters from Miami, Florida to Oakville, Ontario (west of Toronto), meaning BK will pay Canadian rather than U.S. taxes – this is the so-called tax inversion.

You can find the full piece here.

If you’d like to book PierreGuy or any other Advocate, please contact Young Voices.

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Advocate Victor Published in Reason on California Pension Reform

Advocate Victor Nava was published in Reason on a California pension reform that threatens to sink the state further into debt.

On Tuesday, a California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS) committee approved a proposal that would allow 99 types of supplemental pay benefits to count toward state and local government employees’ pension benefits, nullifying, by administrative fiat, one of the key anti-spiking provisions in California’s Public Employees Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). 

You can find the full piece online here.

If you’d like to speak with Victor or any other Advocate, please contact Young Voices.

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Editor Cathy Published in LibertyChat

Young Voices Editor Cathy Reisenwitz was published in LibertyChat about how shaming women about their sexual activity encourages rapists.

Rape victims need to know that there is nothing wrong with going over to a someone’s house. There is nothing wrong with having sex with someone, or deciding not to. There’s also nothing wrong with deciding whether or not to have sex with someone until you get to their place.

Read the rest of the piece here.

If you’d like to speak with or book Cathy or any of our Advocates, please contact Young Voices now.

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