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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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Redefining It All, Because We Have To | The Fem2 Friday Rewind 11.14-11.20 2015

WELCOME TO THE FEM2 FRIDAY REWIND for the week of 11.14-11.20, 2015. This week’s Rewind is all about redefining the things we thought we always knew. Why? It’s clear in the news we read that people’s health and happiness are being squashed and squandered by our current society. We cannot hope for a successful future if […]

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“Count Your Eggs”: State interference in Danish women’s reproduction

Fertility rate and population growth are issues that have gained a lot of attention in the Danish media recently and various attempts were made to convince Danish women to have more children at an earlier age. I decided to take a closer look at three concurrent Danish campaigns that have put women’s reproduction on the […]

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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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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: 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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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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