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Women’s Voices in Social Media: Challenges, opportunities and legislation.

I recently spoke at a Conference on Women’s Voices in Social Media, hosted by KWIC and the Canadian Federation for University Women at Trent University in Peterborough. It was a lively and important discussion, and I was able to sit on a panel with brilliant speakers who touched on many aspects of the challenges and […]

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India: Board the Bus for Women’s safety this week!

In Delhi, India, this week the global human rights organization Breakthrough launched a Board the Bus campaign, which runs through March 8, International Women’s Day. They want women to know that they have the right to occupy public places and suggest that having more women in public places can help reduce harassment. “We’re calling on women who don’t […]

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York YWCA: Icons of Black History

By Yvette Davis and Roberta Geidner YWCA York February is Black History Month, a time to honor the rich history and contributions of the innumerable African-Americans who have risen from adversity in order to contribute knowledge, skills and inventions to American society and beyond. African-American history is one filled with stories of people who have thrived […]

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Interview with Athena Film Festival Co-Founders Kathryn Kolbert and Melissa Silverstein

    The Athena Film Festival “is an engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world.” I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Athena Film Festival co-foundersKathryn Kolbert, Constance Hess Williams Director, Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College, and Melissa Silverstein, Founder and Editor, Women and Hollywood. We […]

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‘Too Much Estrogen’: The Golden Globes, Chris Christie and Men Who Don’t Want to Share Culture

Brit Hume thinks Chris Christie is paying for a “feminized atmosphere,” in which his naturally tough guy (read: male) behavior has been erroneously cast as bullying. Meanwhile, the NY Post’s film critic Kyle Smith’s take on the Golden Globes was that there was just “too much estrogren.” These are just this weekend’s examples of men […]

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6 Gifts Every Woman* Wants for Christmas (or at any other time)

Every year I write a holiday gift list that includes the latest in gorgeous earrings from Alexis Bittar, some delicious chocolates and a few good reads (this year by awesome female authors!). My list also included a foam roller, because myofascial release is close to godliness for the fitness folk among us, but since I’ve bought one for myself, I […]

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Women in Tech: Investor Panel

A great event is happening next week in LA. The General Assembly launches their Women In Tech Network quarterly series featuring women in startups and tech.  Their panelists will discuss how they find and discover new startups, what they are looking for; and levels of investment. They will also discuss trends in LA startups, and hear from […]

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Celebrating College Halloween

Leisurely scrolling through Party City’s website for women’s Halloween costumes is incredibly disturbing on so many levels. Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself. Try clicking the “School Girl” category and you’ll find costumes titled, “Frisky Freshman” or “After School Special.” Unsettled yet? That doesn’t even cover half of them. We live in an […]

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Over 250 DC Women Expected to Participate in Grassroots Anti-Harassment Bike Event This Saturday, 10/19

“19th Amendment  Alleycat” will benefit local anti-street harassment group, Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS) Washington, DC — This Saturday, October 19, over 250 women are expected to participate in “19th Amendment Alleycat,” or what might be the District’s first all-women alleycat. Organized by two women bikers who are active in the city’s cycling community, […]

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A Q&A with Take Back Halloween

It’s that time of year again. People are putting out pumpkins, the air is peppered with the smell of crisp autumn leaves (or so I remember from my pre-desert days), and the same dull, sexist, racist pre-packaged Halloween costumes are lining the shelves. I don’t remember ever getting a costume that came in a plastic […]

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