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Following law school, Kate McGuinness joined a major firm and became one of only a handful of female partners. After ten years as a partner, she was recruited by a Fortune 500 company as General Counsel. Today she is a full-time writer who advocates for women's rights. Her work has appeared in Jezebel, Women's Media Center, Ms. JD, The Girls Guide to Law School and Role/Reboot. Her website, womensrightswriter.com, has women's rights resources and volunteer opportunities. Kate tweets from @womnsrightswrtr.

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No one would be surprised to learn that a person who happened to be a lawyer broke the law. Acting in their personal capacities, lawyers commit the same variety of crimes that other citizens do, ranging from fraud to rape to murder. But when lawyers manage their own businesses, their own law firms, they should […]

Kasandra Perkins: When Domestic Violence Grabs the Headlines

Reporters buzzed this weekend with news about the murder−suicide committed by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. Before killing himself at the Chiefs’ practice facility, he shot Kasandra Perkins, his 22-year-old girlfriend, nine times in their home. The couple’s three-month old daughter and Belcher’s mother were in the house at the time of the shooting. Much of the ensuing […]

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Rape became politicized during the recent election. Extreme conservatives favored the modifiers “legitimate” or “forcible” while feminists countered with the slogan, “Rape is rape.” When a woman is raped during an armed conflict, rape takes on a different character. Rape becomes a weapon of war− a cheap weapon of war. Under any circumstance, rape is […]

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  This post is originally published at Role/Reboot.  It is cross-posted with permission. Disturbed by this week’s news on the unchanged wage gap, Kate McGuinness offers advice on how to negotiate for better pay. On Wednesday, the U.S. Census Bureau released data for 2011 showing that the gender wage gap remains unchanged from 2010. For […]

Religion Drives GOP’s Stand on Women’s Rights

Conceding the notion of a GOP war on women is true, Margaret Hoover, great granddaughter of the late President and Republican activist asks, “What has happened within the party infrastructure that has malfunctioned so desperately, so that this minority of representatives are in such positions of power that are so out of step with the majority of Republicans?”

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The President’s Super Power

Here’s another reason to vote in November: when one of the nine members of the United States Supreme Court resigns or retires, the President nominates his or her successor. With few exceptions, the nominee is routinely confirmed by the Senate and serves for life. The closely split 5-4 decisions on Obamacare, Citizens United, and Bush […]