Stories by Sarah Seltzer

Sarah Seltzer is a freelance writer based in New York City. Her work has been published at the Nation, the Christian Science Monitor, Jezebel and the Washington Post. Follow her on Twitter at @sarahmseltzer and find her work at sarahmseltzer.com. subscribe to Sarah Seltzer's feed

Posted on: Sep 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Why are we sending juveniles to jail for absurd reasons?

Posted on: Apr 23, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Schools keep messing up how they handle rape cases. What gives, and what can we change?

Posted on: Jan 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Numbers and realities don't always reflect the rhetoric.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Back from vacation, host offers choice words to congressional Republicans, "If you guys can't vote for this, we're fucked for the next two years."

Posted on: Jan 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Injured congresswoman uses op-ed, Diane Sawyer appearance to take on NRA, fight for a curb on weapons.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Too bad the meme has been totally debunked

Posted on: Jan 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The GOP can't stop, won't stop, restricting a woman's right to choose.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Alcohol damaged teens' brain tissue; marijuana did not.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

From Jim DeMint to "Plan B," Maddow on the GOP's meltdown.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Despite death threats, exile and violence, activists remain undeterred.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A school shooting worse than Columbine, this time affecting children as young as kindergarten, at the end of a year of deadly mass shootings.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

European Court of Human Rights rules in favor of a German car salesman kidnapped and "interrogated" as suspected terrorist, uses WikiLeaked docs as evidence.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The CALM act mandates that commercials be no louder than the television shows they accompany. Thanks, I guess?

Posted on: Dec 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A new quality-of-life index shows that when it comes to the best place to be born in 2013, the US is way behind.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Activists are pressuring a group opposed to marriage equality to return the cash.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A recent case has brought this most difficult of journalistic issues to the fore.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Controversial center is looking for a federal loan to build its operation.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Multiple lawsuits reveal culture of disturbing "hazing" at Illinois high school.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Some GOPers are continuing to fight the same noxious battles, in some cases putting women’s access at risk.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Symbolic OWS action will have real-world consequences: less debt.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

While victims and volunteers look to government, Madonna moons fans to get them to donate.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Ireland's anti-choice policies lead to a woman's death, and to domestic and international outcry.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Petitions for secession popping up on White House site, while Texas Tea Partier talks withdrawal from union.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The downfall of Fox may be the story of the election.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

New movement will raise money to buy debt--and then relieve it.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

It wasn't just GOP candidates being sexist; the media and even Democrats targeted female candidates with questionable language and ads.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Instead of trying to fight the racism evidenced by educational gaps, Florida will institute different standards for black, white students.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Rape culture shows up in California legal filings.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Staten Island, Breezy Point, Red Hook and Long Beach are in danger of a real a disaster.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Disasters very often bring out the best neighborly instincts in people, but they also bring out some terrible comments and reactions.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The line wasn't between those with electricity and those without, but between those who had recourse and those who didn't.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

New report shows yet another example of discriminatory practices in the Governor's office.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Comedian asks: "what is happening? Am I a secretary on Mad Men?"

Posted on: Oct 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Dunham's ad contains mild innuendo. Cue GOP freakout in 3, 2, 1...

Posted on: Oct 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

There are reasons why extremists with little regard for women’s social equality feel empowered to say whatever comes to mind.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Only Paul Ryan's team could make volunteering at a homeless shelter look bad.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

After he says a tolerance program is like "poisoned Halloween candy" she says, "buh-bye"

Posted on: Oct 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The then-Governor didn't seek out women candidates for his cabinet; they were presented to him, sources say.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Using controversial images about race, gender and religion helps sell copies. But does it help readers?

Posted on: Oct 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

An impossibly thin Minnie Mouse shows that the assault on healthy self-image continues. But so does the pushback.

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