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Fem2 Friday Rewind: Welcome to 2016!

Welcome back to the Fem2 Friday Rewind, your fast facts in feminist news!  We hope you had a restful, restorative holiday season. Let’s dive into the New Year’s first week of news! ANNOUNCEMENTS: President Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address on January 12, 2016 at 9PM ET. The Fem2 team’s “Presidential Debates 2016” Twitter […]

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The Language of Rape

Language is a funny thing. So utterly vital to our lives, but also so fragile. In the aftermath of my experience with sexual violence I’ve come to realize how key language is our perceptions of events, and how the emotions that follow. I was sexually assaulted. I was raped. Two sentences with very different connotations. […]

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Ding Dong, the Rapist was Arrested!

December 30th brought more than the end of 2015. Bill Cosby, the 78-year-old comedian, was arrested at 4PM (EST) for the aggravated sexual assault of Andrea Constand. Cosby was released on a $1 million bail. As a self-identified woman, as a feminist, as an American I had exactly one reaction to this momentous news: “HELL […]

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The Missing Ms. Santa

 Many children in Western cultures are raised on the notion that Santa Claus is a large, Caucasian man who spends one glorious evening a year flying around to deliver to the good children of the world their gifts for Christmas. This can be a charming, heartwarming tale for families to explain the sudden appearance of […]

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Fem2 Friday Rewind: 2015 Favorites

Hello Feminist Friends, This week’s Rewind we bring you many of our favorite posts from our amazing bloggers they’ve shared with us this past year. As we reflect on the past year, I would like to thank all of our bloggers and the broader Fem2pt0 community for supporting our mission. All of you have worked […]

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Fighting Gender-Based Violence  

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly put forth the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women. Two years later at the United Nations Fourth Annual Conference on Women in Beijing, Hillary Clinton famously stated, “Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights.” At the time, Clinton was First Lady. Now, […]

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Wake Up & Smell the Justice – Are We On the Up & Up?: The Fem2 Friday Rewind 12.5-12.11 2015

Welcome to the Fem2 Friday Rewind for the week of 12.5-12.11, 2015 – I’m happy to say there are more good things to highlight! Bring a little feminist positivity to tonight’s holiday party and wow your friends with your current knowledge of the latest fast facts in feminist news!     #RAPECULTURE #SEXUALASSAULT #BLACKWOMENMATTER FORMER […]

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On Rhetoric, Responsibility & ReproRights: The Fem2 Friday Rewind 11.28-12.4 2015

Note from the Associate Editor: This last week leaves me only wanting to look forward.  The painful collective cultural memories we’ve shared in the U.S. these recent days leaves me haunted, and, quite honestly, afraid.  Black Friday, for many people across the country, took on a dark, double meaning after the murders of three people at […]

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Colorado Springs and What It Means for The #WarOnWomen

  The term “Black Friday” means something different for the residents of Colorado Springs, Colo. after what transpired in their Planned Parenthood the day after Thanksgiving this year. Robert Dear entered the Planned Parenthood building, and after a five hour long event and police standoff, surrendered to police after hospitalizing nine, and killing a police […]

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Interview with the State Department’s Digital Diplomacy Strategist Lovisa Williams

Lovisa and I met for the first time at a digital diplomacy event in the Italian Embassy. Once we started talking, I knew right away that she would be a great person to feature on Fem2pt0.  Her career with the U.S. State Department is an inspiration for many women, especially those who want to be […]

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