The Social Issues We're Sure to See in 2013

2012 set the stage for some promising social overhauls to take place in 2013. We’ve outlined the issues that are most likely to get lots of attention in 2013 and, after years of conversation, why this year is the time to act on each of them. We’re not saying that each and every one of these will find a conclusive resolution by 2014, but there’s never been a better time to act than — you guessed it — now.


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    It seemed that women and our bodily rights were constantly being discussed during the 2012 election season, with only one party missing: women! The election's so-called "War on Women" projected a concern that women's choices for matters of abortion, birth control, and more would be out of our hands, a concern that, post-election, has largely been subdued. Still, women of the U.S. have never been so riled up, and we expect to maintain that energy during 2013.

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