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12 Reasons Gender Matters To Understanding Teenage Sexting “Scandals”

Portions of this post are updated from an article published at Bitch Magazine. In what media is again calling a “sexting scandal,” a community in Colorado is grappling with the fact that hundreds of students have been exchanging “lewd” pictures, using photo vault apps that many parents and administrators were unfamiliar with. Situations like this […]

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We Should Be Past Intolerance & Misogyny – “Because It’s 2015” | The Fem2 Friday Rewind 10.20-11.6 2015

Welcome to the Fem2 Friday Rewind, your fast facts in feminist news for the week of October 30-November 6, 2015. This week we rewind on a huge blow to domestic violence and sexual assault service survivors and service providers, transgender intolerance coming through in voting results, hypocrisy from our new Speaker of the House, that […]

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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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Welcome to the Rewind & TGIF

Welcome to the Fem2pt0 Friday Rewind, where the Fem2 team bring you snips of this week’s feminist news to keep you informed of women’s movements across the world, perfectly timed for weekend opportunities to wow your friends, family and colleagues with your knowledge of feminism’s important topics. We’ll also be sure to let you know […]

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Female Genital Mutilation Becomes Illegal in Nigeria  

Two days ago, Nigeria took a momentous and historic step toward ending institutionalized violence against women and girls by outlawing female genital mutilation (FGM). Outgoing Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathon, signed the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act 2015 into law after the bill was passed in the Senate on May 5. The law now prohibits female […]

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Campus SaVE Act Responds to College Campus Sexual Violence

Institutions must convey to students information about all resources offered to them if they are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking. This includes preserving evidence, victim’s rights, counseling, and legal assistance. Students starting college this coming fall (as well as those returning) will be the first to benefit from the Sexual Violence […]

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ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH OUTS POSSIBLE SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIM SUBHEAD: “RAUCOUS JEFFERSON CITY NIGHTLIFE”

This is why we are afraid of reporting sexual assault.  This is how we are shamed.  This is how we are marginalized.  This is how we are silenced. I am not going to link to the story but it is a loo-loo. Disgraced state legislator/sexter with 19-year old intern, John Diehl had an affair.  GASP. […]

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#ItTakesAllofUs to Fight Street Harassment

I’m about to get robbed. That was my first thought when I saw a man cut across my quiet, residential street and dart towards me just as dusk had begun to settle over Washington, D.C. I was walking to the bus stop, en route for the grocery store and Target, and I was carrying the usual […]

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Sexism is Not Sexy

As I walk down the street, I’m surrounded. Surrounded by images, curated by large conglomerates, political structures, and social infrastructures. We are surrounded, by these images, and their constant whispers. The question is what to do about it. My answer, is to write, to share, to sing and love as hard as I can, and […]

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Sorry, Not Sorry: AAUW and Pantene Team Up to Help College Women Shine Strong

We still live in a world where women are paid less, unfairly criticized, and openly harassed. No wonder they feel they have to apologize for every little thing. But we’re fighting back. Sorry, but we’re not sorry about our brains, our ambition, or our drive to make our world—and ourselves in the process—better. This fall AAUW, with support from Pantene, […]

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