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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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Navigating the Waters of Donating to Female Candidates

A few months ago I wrote about the need to donate to women candidates.  If we want to be better represented we need to support each other as candidates.  I have pledged time and again to give more to women candidates.  So last week I made my first donations of the 2012 election cycle, and […]

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7 Billion and Counting

On October 31st, the world’s population will reach 7 billion.   With this historical  milestone in sight,  UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) has issued a call-to-action to renew our commitment to work for a healthier, more sustainable world.   How women and girls become change-agents in their own lives and how we empower them is crucial to […]

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Join Our Next Tweetchat at #nxtgenfem! Marlo Thomas and Passing the Torch of Feminism

The argument remains: Do we, as women, still live in a male-dominated society? Or have we finally achieved a sense of equality? Perhaps this will be a debate that never ends, in a “chicken or egg” cul de sac in which each side can produce convincing and fact-based arguments, but no conclusion is really ever […]

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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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You Should Run

Last night I was reminded of an issue I’ve written about here a few times.  At WIN’s Women Opening Doors for Women event the keynote speech, given by Sam Bennett, president of the Women’s Campaign Fund focused on women candidates.  She not only asked that we all ask women we know to run, and nominate […]

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Can You Name 3 Female Artists?

“Can you name three female artists?” Of course, I thought – so easy! Mary Cassatt….um….um….. “Frida” says someone in the film, where people on the streets of New York are being asked this question. Yes, I think – Frida!  And….um…. I couldn’t do it. Neither could anyone on that street.  !Women Art Revolution, by Lynn […]

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What Do Armenian Women Want?

In mid-May, women from across Armenia gathered together to organize for a larger political presence in the running of their country.  These women worked to form policy platforms, an organizing tool designed to change national policy around certain issues.  Women across the world have already used these platforms effectively for social change. The conference was […]

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Catcalling and Gang Rape: The Manifestations of Global Gender Discrimination

Angelique’s village was invaded in the middle of the night.  She was tied up and suspended between two trees, her legs spread wide apart.  Seven men violently plunged themselves into her before she passed out from severe, torturous pain.  Later, they shoved sticks up her ruined and ravaged vagina.  She developed a medical condition that […]

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Tweeting feminists exploring feminism and social media

After three months of extensive research and interviews, this is the final installment of my Ryerson University School of Journalism final year project exploring feminism and social media. The online estrogen revolution Sitting in her backyard in Tampa, FL., Angie Jackson is filming a YouTube video on her laptop. Looking directly into her webcam, she […]

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