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Trump’s Truth

  Many people, including a number of Republicans, profess to being scared and shocked by Donald Trump’s recent comments about abortion. Donald Trump said in a new interview Wednesday that he would support banning abortions, as well as “some form of punishment” for women who undergo the procedure illegally. However, he could not determine what […]

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Missouri Senator Proves his Outrageous Deceitfulness or Ignorance by Blocking Abortion Research  

  Abortion is not a right in the United States. Given recent legislative restrictions, abortion is barely even a choice. Now, abortion is being attacked even as a research subject for PhD student, Lindsay Ruhr, at the University of Missouri. Kurt Schaefer, the state legislator pushing to block Ruhr’s research (no surprise, he’s a Republican), […]

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#DespiteBeingAWoman, Why “_______ woman” Isn’t a Compliment At All, and Why Being a Woman Isn’t a Handicap

It was the misinterpreted compliment heard around the world that made Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi the type of famous he never wanted to be; four words that blew a giant hole in the pro-women rhetoric he’s been spewing since being elected. Despite being a woman, Modi’s Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina had declared that she had […]

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Clinton Follows in 143-Year-Old Footsteps with Bid to Be First Woman President

Hillary Clinton has officially announced her bid for President of the United States of America and thus she begins a second historic campaign. Clinton has already had a go at breaking the proverbial glass ceiling – the high profile campaign of 2008 made history for several reasons: she won more delegates and primaries than any other […]

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Asylum

Serving as an introduction to the idea of intersectionality of LGBT and women’s rights: A woman, I will call her Mrs. D, seeks asylum from her native Sub-Saharan African nation in a Western country.   Her family, her community and her country have brutalized her. She was imprisoned for over a year without trial under something called […]

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Where Are We NOW?

Last week in Chicago, as I convened the 2013 NOW national conference to order, I asked delegates to join me in making a personal commitment to electing a woman president of the United States in 2016 — which just happens to be NOW’s 50th anniversary year. And not just any woman.  A feminist woman who […]

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10 Crucial Facts About Rape Kits — True Even in Texas

It’s that time of the year again. The one where we have to say out loud that facts are empirically verifiable things that make sentences true. Even when women’s endlessly magical bodies and rape are involved.   Just when I thought nothing could get more ridiculous than last week’s “masturbating male fetus” rights argument to justify […]

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Women Must Lean In to Political Leadership

If you had asked me when I was a first year in college, would I personally have worked in politics or run for office, I would have laughed, like hysterically.  Well the joke was on me, three years later, I ran to be Vice President of the Student Council at my University. I was compelled […]

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Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson!

Mary Robinson: highly educated, civil and human rights campaigner, feminist, passionate, driven, courageous and the first female President of Ireland.  The more you learn about her the more you cannot help but admire her.  Throughout her life she has never been afraid to stand up for what she believes in and was at the root […]

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Toned Arms & Tight Shirts: Media Coverage of the Petraeus Affair

National news coverage this month has been dominated by the exposure of the extramarital affair of CIA director David Petraeus. Oddly enough, Petraeus is not the key player in this story – at least as told by the media. Rather, a national spotlight has stalked not Petraeus, but his mistress: Paula Broadwell. And it’s been […]

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