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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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Democratic Debate Shows Rare Glimpse of Rumored Political Unicorn

The Tuesday night Democratic debate was nothing short of a political miracle. Five authentic presidential candidates took to the stage and wowed nearly 15 million viewers with their intelligence and honest solutions for the country. This level of fact-based, respectful political dialogue hasn’t been seen since…well…maybe 2008? I assume Republican pundits missed the debate due […]

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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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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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Internet Trolls Find Feminist Fodder a Little Too Delicious, and I’m Done Being Digested

“Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion;” – the old adage all of our parents used any time they heard something that contradicted something they practiced, preached, or otherwise believed. The family across the street is Catholic, and we’re Protestant. The new neighbors don’t eat meat. We come home from school and we thought our book report on Harry Potter […]

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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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Emily May Gives A Hollaback! Against Street Harassment

“Our culture is sexist, racist, and homophobic,” May offered. “Street harassment will be with us a long as there are streets.” She added drily, “It’s as old as the hills.” Most females over 15 years old probably have a personal story about street harassment — from an unwanted stare, to an unsolicited comment about their […]

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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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White Women: The Time for Passivity Has Passed

We are heartbroken by the recent events in Charleston, SC.  We are heartbroken, and we are angry, that someone made “protecting women” their excuse to hurt and take the lives of innocent, peaceful people. I implore you to read this thoughtful piece from Chloe Angyal of The New Republic on the passive role of white women in […]

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