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Parenthood is NOT a Vacation

“Oh, and one last thing -don’t drink the water here, you will get pregnant.” That was one of the last sentences my on-the-job trainer spoke (albeit jokingly) during a quick briefing on my first day of work as a hostess in my current location. She wasn’t entirely wrong; pregnancies seem to come in waves in our […]

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“I’m Living in a Sacrifice Zone” – Women Speak Out for Climate Justice

Each year, New York City plays host to top change-makers who come to town for the United Nations General Assembly and related gatherings. It’s a heady time for setting agendas. At the Church Center of the United Nations on September 29, The Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN International) presented a four-hour symposium entitled, Women […]

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Debating Problematic Societal Reactions to Cancer, Gender-Based Violence & Sexism: Let’s Rewind

Let’s Rewind, shall we?  This week we’re covering the distasteful sexualization of breast cancer awareness, sexism in politics, the first democratic debate (and what was missing), and reminding people this Domestic Violence Awareness Month that hurting is NEVER flirting. Welcome to the Rewind: October 10-16, 2015. #NOBRADAY? NO THANKS:  #NoBraDay was trending on Tuesday under the […]

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Money, Movie-stars, Moms & Movements: We Need A Little REWIND

This week we’re rewinding on pandering politics, promising new paid leave and wage gap initiatives, insensitive movie star moves, finally some affordable IUD access, and, as always, the reprorights movement.  Welcome to the Rewind: October 3-9, 2015. D.C. LOOKS TO LEAD ON PAID FAMILY LEAVE: The likely-to-pass Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015 would guarantee […]

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Creating a 21st Century Women’s Movement

The inaugural Seize the Conversation event, “Creating a 21st Century Women’s Movement”, brought world-renowned experts in women’s issues together in Washington, DC to discuss the topic from both domestic and global perspectives. Despite the great accomplishments of the last few decades by women worldwide, they are still grossly unprivileged in developed and developing countries. The […]

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The Rewind 9.26-10.2: On Testimonies, Activism, Threats & Money

Welcome to the Fem2 Friday Rewind – your source for fast facts in feminist news – for Saturday, September 26 through Friday October 2, 2015. In Feminist News this Week: CALLING OUT THE CALL-OUTS: 77% of women under 40 in the US have been followed by a man on the street.  50% of them have been […]

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The Rewind: On Diversity, “Smarts”, The Glass Cliff & Pope Francis, Feminist(?)

Welcome to the Fem2 Friday Rewind – your source for fast facts in feminist news – for Saturday, September 19 through Friday, September 25! In Feminist News this Week: EMMY HISTORY MADE: Two black women made Emmy History on Sunday. Viola Davis of How to Get Away with Murder is the first black woman to win the […]

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The #365FeministSelfie: Join the Party!

The project now has a logo and a fundraising shirt. Arreola talked about the hope that women can learn “to love that one little thing that they grew up hating,” and then reframe how they see it.  For the past twenty months, Veronica Arreola has been the driving force on a project that has the hybridity of an art […]

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Doulas Save the World One Birth at a Time

Imagine you’re in the most vulnerable, intense, emotional, and possibly painful moment in your life. How do you cope? Some turn to drugs, some turn to doctors, but some turn to a doula (pronounced Doo-La). Childbirth is often that moment of physical and mental truth for women. In the twentieth century natural childbirth declined in […]

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The Rewind: On ReproHealth, Wages, Harassment & Trumping Trump

Welcome to the Fem2 Friday Rewind – your source for fast facts in feminist news – for Saturday, September 12-Friday, September 18! In Feminist News this Week: BREASTFEEDING ON BASE:  Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX, recently installed a lactation room with comfy chairs, refrigerators to store breast milk and a sink.  Tara Ruby, former active […]

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