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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 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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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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Never Too Old to Learn How to Code

A couple of years ago, while picking out meat in the deli section at the grocery store I started speaking with a lady who was searching for employment but was finding  she couldn’t get a job because she had no current job skills. We discussed her years of being a stay at home mom, and […]

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A Feminist Abroad

I’m quite the zoo creature here in the palace of the sultan. Or, more properly, this luxury hotel in the Orient. Despite staying at the nicest hotel in a very modern town, I stick out like a giraffe in my Armani suit and Hermes scarf. The working women here (that is, the flight attendants and […]

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#DespiteBeingAWoman, Why “_______ woman” Isn’t a Compliment At All, and Why Being a Woman Isn’t a Handicap

It was the misinterpreted compliment heard around the world that made Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi the type of famous he never wanted to be; four words that blew a giant hole in the pro-women rhetoric he’s been spewing since being elected. Despite being a woman, Modi’s Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina had declared that she had […]

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I Can Vote! I Can Vote!

We all know July 4th as a national holiday, but what about June 4th? One month before we light the fireworks and grill, let’s remember another momentous turning point in history: the 19th Amendment was passed on June 4, 1919, guaranteeing women the right to vote. Yes! I, as a woman, have the right to […]

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It’s A Man’s World, Now What?

This post originally appeared in Role/Reboot. Last year, I wrote an article about women standing in lines to use public bathrooms. It wasn’t actually about toilets, but about why holding women to male standards is discriminatory. It must have twisted some people’s knickers in very tight and uncomfortable knots, because it resulted in seriously outraged and indignant responses. What […]

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Joss Whedon: Female Friend or Feminist Fodder?

May has been a busy month for Joss Whedon, and it’s far from over. Avengers: Age of Ultron was the highest grossing film in the two weeks it has been in theaters, and it’s projected to still be in the top three grossing movies of this week. Whedon saw great praise for the film on one […]

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