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Musings on Forgetting and Forgiving

Forgetting or forgiving – are they mutually exclusive or necessary parts of the same coin for survivors of sexual violence?   The politics of forgetting would suggest that they are the same, that forgetting requires some level of forgiveness. Otherwise the mental exercise is essentially moot and you, at the core, hold onto a hurt […]

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If You Don’t Take Women’s Harassment Seriously, You Don’t Understand The Problem

One night earlier this week, 29-year old Janese Talton-Jackson was shot to death as she waited outside of a club. The man who shot her couldn’t tolerate her saying ‘no’ and refusing to share her phone number. Every few months stories like these make it into the news cycle, even though related harassment and assaults […]

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Maya Raghu & Workplaces Respond on Behalf of Domestic Violence Survivors

Author’s Note:  Raghu is now at the National Women’s Law Center. Linda A. Seabrook now serves as Project Lead and General Counsel for FUTURES   Maya Raghu has always been interested in human rights.  A child of immigrant parents, she was fascinated by the responsibilities of citizenship and its intersection with the rights of the people she […]

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Fem2 Friday Rewind: Seeking a Storm of Justice #Roe43 #SnowvWade

Welcome to the Fem2 Friday Rewind, your fast facts in feminist news for the week of 1.16-1.22, 2016. Here in DC, our Fem2 office is closed due to the impending massive snowstorm, yet we’re here to bring you the news from a local coffee shop instead!  We’ll jump right in: #RECLAIMROE #ROEVWADE #SNOWVWADE #STOPTHESHAM #1IN3 […]

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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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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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