Tag Archives: #fem2

Financial Knowhow in the New Year

It’s that time of year when everyone claims their New Year’s resolutions.  I don’t usually do resolutions, but this year I want to improve my knowledge in one area. This year I made a resolution to become more financially savvy.  I want to get a better understanding of my retirement accounts, understand what to be […]

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Help Change.org Remove Offensive Cards on Etsy

"You were raped?  Congratulations!" Of the many things you can say to some who just shared with you they were raped – that is not one sentiment I, or most people, would choose.  But one seller on Etsy has chosen just those sentiments.  In a variety of offensive and just disgusting cards available, one is […]

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#fem2 and #p2: how can we support each other more effectively?

It’s not that Twitter is a utopia by any means. However, the power structure is still in flux. So a collaborative effort between progressives, youth, feminists, women of color, LGBTQ activists — across the US and internationally — has a chance to make a big difference. One simple way to start is to set up […]

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Ambivalent Relationships – with feminism and with Twitter

Ambivalence about feminism Yesterday, we had the privilege of attending "Finding Your Voice," the opening session of the 2009 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL), an incredible yearly event presented by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). "Finding Your Voice," led with skill, energy […]

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Open Letter to Leaders

Dear Leader:  If you’re receiving this email you are either an acknowledged leader in women’s movement or a woman in whom I see emerging leadership.  I am increasingly impressed and depressed at the same time:  impressed with the work happening everywhere, with the talent abounding wherever I look, and yet depressed by no sense of […]

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What do you want a Presidential Commission on Women to do?

Last week, Rep. Jackie Speier introduced H.R. 1887 to Congress to create a Presidential Commission on Women, the first since the days of JFK. State and local commissions have been achieving a variety of objectives now for many years, from awareness raising on the concerns of women to more concrete projects like collecting past due […]

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Danielle wants to know what we are trying to do here…

Though this video focuses on African American women and their quest towards ministry there are numerous aspects of this discussion that apply to the women’s movement and issues of women and women of color in the movement. Additionally, the video features students and alumnae of my alma mater, Spelman College. To view visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C9k5DppSaQ. Also, […]

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I Don’t

The non-profit organization, that I currently work for, arranged for me to attend an all day seminar with lunch provided. One of the many objectives of these seminars is to network. As I looked around, I noticed that most everyone already knew each other. So, I began to do what my mother taught me best…become […]

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General Comments and Suggestions from Fem2.0 Post-Conference Survey

Did not know about it in advance – would like to be on the email list for further information! Thanks! There was a curious divide that was palpable, but few people to bridge it.  Maybe that was the point, but it would be nice to find a few people who understand all sides of the […]

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Twittercasts and You: What Do You Want to Talk About?

Our weekly Twittercasts have covered all kinds of different topics, and, post-conference, we see them as a great way to keep in touch, make new connections and have an open forum to talk about all the issues we and the rest of the femisphere care about. That said, we also want to hear from you […]

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