What Every (Progressive) Boy and Man Should Know

A couple of years ago, the Pew Research Forum surveyed Americans under 30-years old, asking them questions about abortion and, specifically, Roe v Wade. The survey revealed the following: 41% thought Roe v Wade involved the death penalty or the environment, or they could not name the subject matter. 16% thought Roe v Wade was […]

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Goodbye & Good Luck to Fem2 Associate Editor Lauryn Gutierrez

At the end of the month, our Associate Editor Lauryn Gutierrez is continuing her journey in the social justice space by taking a new position as Communications Associate at RH Reality Check, an award-winning publication that does investigative reporting, news commentary, and analysis on issues regarding sexual and reproductive health and justice. Since the beginning […]

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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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A Doula’s Worth Calculated: $58 Million

New research out of the University of Minnesota finally puts a price tag on support, empathy, compassion, and preparation—the key characteristics of doula support during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. Associate professor in the School of Public Health and author of the study, Katy Kozhimannil, confirmed what anecdotal history and other studies have already […]

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Challenging the “Norms” of Access & Culture: The Fem2 Friday Rewind 1.9.-1.15 2016

Welcome to the Rewind, your fast facts in feminist news for January 9-15, 2016. INTERNSHIP OPP: Our founding organization, turner4D, is seeking a paid intern! Are you a feminist? Do you love the news? Are you pro-choice? Do you love Fem2?  Want to be part of this incredible team?  This could be the job for you! […]

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Take the 2016 #ChoreChallenge

Chances are, if you are like most people in the world, you live in a family where chores are done along gender lines and women and girls are spending an average of two hours more on chores per week.  Many boys and men feel strongly, anecdotally, that this can’t be right. However, while men are doing more house […]

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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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The Language of Rape

Language is a funny thing. So utterly vital to our lives, but also so fragile. In the aftermath of my experience with sexual violence I’ve come to realize how key language is our perceptions of events, and how the emotions that follow. I was sexually assaulted. I was raped. Two sentences with very different connotations. […]

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Ding Dong, the Rapist was Arrested!

December 30th brought more than the end of 2015. Bill Cosby, the 78-year-old comedian, was arrested at 4PM (EST) for the aggravated sexual assault of Andrea Constand. Cosby was released on a $1 million bail. As a self-identified woman, as a feminist, as an American I had exactly one reaction to this momentous news: “HELL […]

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The Missing Ms. Santa

 Many children in Western cultures are raised on the notion that Santa Claus is a large, Caucasian man who spends one glorious evening a year flying around to deliver to the good children of the world their gifts for Christmas. This can be a charming, heartwarming tale for families to explain the sudden appearance of […]

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