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A Letter to the Navy: Let’s Make a Deal

Dear U.S. Navy: A long time ago, I dedicated my life to public service.  Having spent time in both the government and nonprofit sectors, the time will come soon for me to consider joining our armed forces.  It’s been in the back of my mind for a few years now.  I spent time on Capitol […]

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My Dress is Not a Yes – Slutwalk DC

We took some amazing photos, met some wonderful people and heard some inspiring stories this weekend at Slutwalk DC. I was lucky enough to have the volunteered help of both my boyfriend and my father at the Fem2.0 booth. Just the fact that two of the most important men in my life spent their Saturday […]

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TODAY: Find Me at Slutwalk DC

DCers, join Fem2 today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the National Mall for Slutwalk DC!  We’ll be running a photo booth so we can commemorate the day and all the wonderful people who attended. Come take your picture with us — then Like us on Facebook on Monday and tag your photo! We’ll […]

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Feminists, Film and Women in Power

I wrote a while back about secretly liking things that you know are not feminist – in that case, Eminem. But what do you do when you find out something you thought you liked is sexist? What if you’re not sure? I’ve been a fan of One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest since an English […]

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#140 Reasons Domestic Violence is Not A Joke Battles #Reasons to Beat Your Girlfriend

It was a Sunday like any other.  I had gotten brunch with a girlfriend, done my grocery shopping, and was throwing some laundry in when my phone pinged.  A colleague had sent me a quick email. “Did you see that one of the hashtags today is #reasonstobeatyourgirlfriend?” When you’ve been fighting a fight for a […]

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Ayúdame, Por Favor? I’m Lost and I’m a Girl

I spoke neither French nor Arabic, and the nice man in the booth was trying to explain something to me in a mix of the languages.  But it only took a minute or so of passionate pantomime for me to understand:  They only sold one-way tickets.  I would have to buy another one on my […]

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A Woman, An Inmate, An Inspiration

In about a month, I will be leaving my job and home to move 2800 miles away for law school. Lately, this has seemed like a daunting task: is it really necessary to do all that packing, make new friends, and take out student loans? Couldn’t I make a difference here in D.C.? Of course […]

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