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Three in Four of Us

Three years ago my dear friend Jana Mackey was murdered by her ex-boyfriend that she’d broke up with a few weeks previous. She had said that he was beginning to seem controlling. She was just finishing her first year in law school and was accepted to an internship program in which first-years never get accepted. […]

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SlutWalk NYC: What Are the Rules of Rape Prevention?

Sexual criminals are being regarded simply as men who can’t control themselves instead of sick human beings. Sexual predators are looking for females. Women are predisposed to be victims of sexual assault no matter what we wear. Case in point: recently, I was hollered at by two men in two separate cars within a six-second […]

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Ending #VAW: Upstanders and Thinking Up Stream

Imagine a world where boys and girls know that they are loved and how to love, gender doesn’t define how we treat each other, and everyone experiences healthy, loving and safe relationships. Imagine a world free from violence. When we talk about primary prevention of intimate partner violence that’s what we’re talking about: a future […]

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October: A Time to Get Tough on Domestic Violence

Falling leaves, cooler temperatures, and costumes in windows.  Autumn is here, and for us over at Fem2.0, that can only mean one thing one thing: ramping up our efforts to fight domestic violence.  September 23rd was the 17th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and this Saturday, October 1, is the start of […]

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Protecting Ourselves Against the Wrong Rapists

As Editor of Fem2.0, part of my job entails keeping up with news, campaigns, and events related to women’s rights.  Because we tackle such a broad range of issues, I have Google Alerts set to a rather random smattering of keywords that do or may affect women.  One of these is “sexual assault.”  While a […]

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Safety in Numbers: The Reality of Date Rape Drugs

Last week, I did something that I do often: I went to see a DJ perform. I go to concerts several times a month, sometimes with groups and sometimes only with my boyfriend, but always with someone. The music was loud, the energy was high and I was ready for a good night. We had […]

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We’re Tweeting All Day for Day of the Girl!

In case you didn’t already know, today is Day of the Girl! A year- long campaign, Day of the Girl is a project of School Girls Unite, an organization working to advance the U.N. Millennium Development goals related to gender equality, universal basic educations, and human rights issues. While women and girls have come a […]

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A Message to Women From a Man: You are Not “Crazy”

You’re so sensitive. You’re so emotional. You’re defensive. You’re overreacting. Calm down. Relax. Stop freaking out! You’re crazy! I was just joking, don’t you have a sense of humor? You’re so dramatic. Just get over it already! Sound familiar? If you’re a woman, it probably does. Do you ever hear any of these comments from […]

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The Sort of Crap I Don’t Get

Over at Twitter, author Adrienne Martini asks me if I get the sort of jackassed comments and e-mails that Shawna James Ahern, a female food blogger, talks about in a recent post, and wonders if it’s a gender-related thing. The short answer: No I don’t get those, and yes, I think it’s substantially gender-related. The longer answer: […]

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Finding the Balance Between Feminism and College Life

As a blogger for Fem2pt0, I strive to be honest. As a board member of George Washington Students Against Sexual Assault (GW SASA), I strive to lead by example. But I am also a college student.  A college student who thoroughly enjoys going to parties (which, yes, are mostly hosted by men), a college student […]

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