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Old Fashioned “Feminist” Advice Young Women Can Do Without

Last week I had the unfortunate accident of clicking into a dubiously titled article (“What Young Women Really Need to Know”) that might have reeked of clickbait had it not carried the semi-legit byline of Caitlin Moran
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Old Fashioned “Feminist” Advice Young Women Can Do Without

On Being an Average Female Athlete

At the start of every softball season I run into a little problem of motivation. This year is no different. Why
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On Being an Average Female Athlete

The Silence of the Lambs

With Harvey Weinstein’s sex assaults on writers, actresses, assistants, and models hitting headlines in the States it seems fitting that
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The Silence of the Lambs

The Las Vegas Shooting is Not the Most Compelling Argument for Strict Gun Regulation

The recent gun rampage in Las Vegas by a ‘sick and demented’ man typically brought up the polarizing issue of
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The Las Vegas Shooting is Not the Most Compelling Argument for Strict Gun Regulation

Murdering Feminine Hygiene. Part two: Tampons

  In part one of this topic I explained why I despise the phrase and the practice of feminine hygiene. In
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Murdering Feminine Hygiene. Part two: Tampons

Murdering Feminine Hygiene. Part One: Hormonal Birth Control

Margaret Sanger: mother of planned parenthood, dreamed of a birth control pill decades before it existed.She was prosecuted for instructing
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Murdering Feminine Hygiene. Part One: Hormonal Birth Control

Go Home Justice

“Charity begins at home and justice begins next door,” Charles Dickens wrote in his 1843 novel, Martin Chuzzlewit. On Tuesday, Trump
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Go Home Justice

The Wisdom of Untidiness: Less is More

When confronted with expressions like “clean house, clean mind”, when a new book like “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying
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The Wisdom of Untidiness: Less is More

 

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Old Fashioned “Feminist” Advice Young Women Can Do Without
J. Varani
Last week I had the unfortunate accident of clicking into a dubiously titled article (“What Young Women Really Need to Know”) that might have reeked of clickbait had it not carried the semi-legit byline of Caitlin Moran
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The Las Vegas Shooting is Not the Most Compelling Argument for Strict Gun Regulation
J. Varani
The recent gun rampage in Las Vegas by a ‘sick and demented’ man typically brought up the polarizing issue of gun control in the United States.    If only we had stricter laws then this wouldn’t happen, goes the common logic.   The problem with that logic is that it is unfounded. The unfortunate fact ...
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Go Home Justice
J. Varani
“Charity begins at home and justice begins next door,” Charles Dickens wrote in his 1843 novel, Martin Chuzzlewit. On Tuesday, Trump began to wind down the DACA program (which stands for “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals”), expecting Congress to step in with a legal solution by March for the 800,000+ Americans that it protects. The ...
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Maryam Mirzakhani, 1977-2017
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Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani died on July 14th of breast cancer. She had studied at Sharif University in Iran, earned a PhD at Harvard, and worked at Princeton and Stanford. In 2014 she became the only woman and the only Iranian to have won the Fields medal.
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Remembering Betty Dukes, Workers’ Rights Hero
A. Langley
Monday July 10, Betty Dukes passed away, leaving her championship of marginalized workers to be carried on by others. She was 67. Engaged from the get-go, she worked as an activist in her community of Pittsburg, California in several causes, lobbying stores to place adult books and videos out of reach of minors, and participating ...
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Kellyanne Conway: Complains about Gender Bias and Perpetuates it.
J. Varani
Kellyanne Conway complains that criticism of her is gender biased. USA Today reported on Saturday “Conway said the condemnation of her as a political operative or White House aide has been about “how I look or what I wear or how I speak.” It is not untrue that she has been treated with gender bias. ...
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A Room of One’s Own … Or Not.
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The ACA created a federal mandate requiring employers to provide reasonable break time and space for nursing mothers to express milk, for the first year of their child’s life. The space must be functional, shielded from view, free from intrusion, available as needed  and most specifically, not a bathroom. Yet, some guys are still struggling to get their ...
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Religious and Secular Activists Unite
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An international effort to unite religious and secular social activists in addressing the needs of women and girls worldwide took form as a platform on “Gender Equality and Religion” established at the UN Commission on the Status of Women held in March 2017. A conglomeration of international women’s aid organizations resolved to convene discussions between religious ...
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Church and State: Who’s the Bully Now?
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In the name of religious freedom Trump signed an executive order May 4 that will allow certain employers to avoid paying for birth control. Birth control coverage is among required health insurance benefits under the ACA. But some religious employers have pushed back, sued, and refused to provide birth control coverage based on conscientious objections. ...
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Just No
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So marrying a child to her rapist is still a better solution in many states to actually pursuing criminal charges against said rapist. Read the op-ed piece by Nicholas Kristof on the New York Times.
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