Weekly Roundup

Football’s Brain Injury Crisis Lands in Family Court

This article speaks of the increasing number of disputes between divorced parents regarding a child permittance to play football. The primary concern that arises between divorced parents stems from footballs high likelihood of injury, which leads to differences in opinion. Many times judges must walk a tightrope on how to rule over family court disputes regarding football-related disputes because of the possibility of injury. You can read more here.

Letting Teenagers Live

The author of this articles notes that a week after the shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman High School, a child from the same high school died in a car accident. Recently, gun control has been pushed to the foreground in American politics. However, an issue that has fallen by the wayside is the regulation of teenage driving. Recently, the number of accidents caused by teenage driving have dropped, however, there is still room for improvement. You can read more here.

‘I’m all alone’: the child refugees desperate to be reunited with family

Currently, the UK accepts a number of child refugees who are unable to reunite with their parents. The author of this article speaks of a few first-hand experiences where he learned of the difficulties refugee children face without their parent. On March 16, the House of Commons, which assist in the reunification of refugee families. You can read more here.

Barbie unveils dolls based on Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo, Katherine Johnson and Chloe Kim

Before International Women’s Day Mattel released a small number of specialized series of “Inspiring Women” Barbies, which will fall within Mattel’s “Shero” line. The “Inspiring Women” series will include figures like Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo, Katherine Johnson, and Chloe Kim. Mattel is acting after it received feedback from over 8,000 mothers across the globe which noted that 86% had concerns with the role models they are exposed to. You can read more here. 

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