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Youth Social Enterprise: SOUL Line

“It is our duty to fight It is our duty to win We must love and protect each other We have nothing to lose but our chains” Assata Shakur This is the second in a series of three blog posts highlighting S.O.U.L. Sisters’ work. To read the first post, please click here Every SOUL Sisters gathering, […]

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Obama Nudges the Country towards Sexual Revolution with 2017 Budget Proposal

In a shockingly progressive move, President Obama unwaveringly turned the country towards education, choice, and sexual revolution (finally!) by acknowledging that teens have sex, regardless of teachers and/or parents telling them not to until marriage. The sexual revolution was legislatively proposed in Obama’s 2017 budget proposal by swiftly and completely eliminating all funds for abstinence-only-until-marriage […]

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SOULful Fashion & Business

It’s a Monday afternoon and girls fly into a room on the fourth floor of Girls Prep Lower East Side Middle School, a charter school on the Lower East Side of New York City, to begin S.O.U.L. Sisters. Laughter, chatter and excitement fill the room as we begin. “Where’s the talking stick?” one girl asks. “I want to talk about my feelings first!” says another girl in the room. The girls know the routine and they are ready to take over the world, beginning with understanding themselves and the power that can come from supporting each other and organizing together.

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Texas Vs. Women’s Reproductive Rights

What happens in Texas may not stay in Texas — a good reason for women across the United States to be concerned. The Supreme Court has been asked to review a June 2015 ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which upheld a law that would bolt the doors to […]

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On Being Mindfully White…

After the non indictment of Timothy Lehmann, the police officer who shot and killed 12- year old Tamir Rice, a discussion on race was prompted by a friend of mine on Facebook. My friend is an African-American mother, and in her status on Facebook, she expressed her rage and anguish towards systemic racism.  In sum, […]

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If You Don’t Take Women’s Harassment Seriously, You Don’t Understand The Problem

One night earlier this week, 29-year old Janese Talton-Jackson was shot to death as she waited outside of a club. The man who shot her couldn’t tolerate her saying ‘no’ and refusing to share her phone number. Every few months stories like these make it into the news cycle, even though related harassment and assaults […]

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All We Want in 2016 is Equality in Hollywood

There have been rumblings about Hollywood’s neglect of women and Persons of Color (here on referred to as “POCs”) for quite some time, slowly getting louder until reaching a pivotal point when the Oscar nominations were very… whitewashed, and lacking of some curves, to say the least. Some have claimed conspiracy, others believe the actors […]

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Maya Raghu & Workplaces Respond on Behalf of Domestic Violence Survivors

Author’s Note:  Raghu is now at the National Women’s Law Center. Linda A. Seabrook now serves as Project Lead and General Counsel for FUTURES   Maya Raghu has always been interested in human rights.  A child of immigrant parents, she was fascinated by the responsibilities of citizenship and its intersection with the rights of the people she […]

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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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