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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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A Feminist Goes to a Vampire Party

The invitation was a standard Facebook one. It read: “True Blood’s Sookie, Bill, Eric, Sam, Alcide, Jason, Jessica, Pam; The Vampire Chronicles’ Lestat, Louis, or Claudia; Twilight’s Bella, Edward, Jacob or Reneesme (worst name ever); Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Spike, Xander, Willow, Giles, or (duh?) Buffy; even Bunnicula’s Bunnicula! What do they have in common? […]

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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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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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Where Women Have It Easy

Now that is has finally cooled off a little around DC I finally feel better about admitting something. Women have it easy when it comes to wardrobes for work and formal occasions in the summer.  Casual days can few and far between in DC. While we, as women, are able to dress for the season […]

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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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Announcing FemEx Events for the Fall!

Fem2 Community: Check out these great events being run by our friends over at FemEx.  Be sure to reach out to them for more information, and spread the word to your friends! You are invited to join us for the 6th session of FemEx– a course designed for women by women to create a safe environment where women […]

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What Is Your Beauty Worth to You?

Oh, beauty industry. Every time I interact with you, it’s because you’ve developed some new and exciting product that will supposedly revolutionize my life. Usually by solving a problem that I didn’t know existed. This week, I heard about the eyelash thickener Latisse when I saw an ad at the optometrist. The next day, I […]

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Are Chore Wars Just a War to Women?

Over the last two weeks there has been a flurry of articles and blog posts about the so called “chore wars”.  It all started with Time Magazine.  I found all the information about how hard it is to divide up the chores fairly.  While on vacation, my mom, sister-in-law and I were talking about how […]

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