Virginia Fights Back Against TRAP Laws

The War on Women has been fought over the past year or more in most of the country.  With Virginia’s off year elections comes the opportunity for the state to come out in front on issues.  So it should not have been a surprise when Gov. Bob McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli began rolling […]

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A Halloween Gift for You

October is a time of both fun and gore.   The buildup to Halloween entails stores brimming with spooky masks, big rubber snakes and spiders (if you happen to fear those things), thousands of calories of chocolate piled into small bags, and oversexualized costumes for children. Some of these are fun; some are not. Either way, […]

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8 Minutes to Make a Difference – The Red Zone of Halloween

This past Wednesday marked the beginning of the Red Zone, which will last a full 8 days. For the duration of that time, GW Students Against Sexual Assault (SASA) is hosting their 2nd annual awareness campaign. This year, it’s all about 8 critical minutes. SASA’s campaign focuses on the fact that every 8 minutes, a […]

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Professional Fridays: Using LinkedIn to Get the Job You Want

Years after it started, I am amazed at how many of my friends don’t use LinkedIn, despite it having more than 120 million members in 200 countries.  LinkedIn is the number one professional networking site on the web, and not using it can seriously hinder your job hunting prospects.  One of the best uses for […]

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Yogic Benefits for Breast Cancer Patients

[caption id="attachment_7280" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Breast Cancer patients, survivors participate in an outdoor yoga event."][/caption] Yoga has some amazing benefits.  One that is recently catching on is what it can do for those living with breast cancer.  Last week Yoga on the Steps came to DC, the first city to see its expansion from Philadelphia.  A […]

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The Ides of March and the Myth of Female Sex Objects in Politics

There she was – pretty and flirty and blonde and sexy and damn cute.  Like all female political interns, of course. Because both I and the guy are former political staffers and current young professionals living in our nation’s capital, I wasn’t surprised at all when his idea for a first date was to go […]

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This week’s Taste of Feminism

Reading Materials In her latest book, If This Is Paradise, I Want My Money Back, author Claudia Carroll’s gives us another great and entertainment book with her cheeky writing style. Because every character is strong, self-supporting and interesting, it allows the reader to remain engaged in every single scene. The main character is Charlotte Grey. […]

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Fighting Domestic Violence as Law Enforcement

For much of our history, domestic violence was viewed not as a matter for law enforcement but as a personal or family matter. Because of that communities often stood by while women and men were being hurt or murdered. Finally, those laws have changed. Today, my former police department in Orlando has a zero tolerance […]

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Part II Sex Trafficking in America: A Survivor’s Story

I was 14 years old when I was forced into prostitution. Like many teens at that age, finding my own identity and defying my parents were top on my list. Consequently, when a man came into my life and showered me with attention and listened to me when I complained about my parents, I did […]

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Professional Fridays: Staying in Touch with Your Network

In the professional world, time is tight, and business coffees, lunches, and after-work drinks can often seem a daunting task as you try to stay connected to all the people you meet at networking events, business meetings, and happy hours.  Perhaps you’ve even finished a summer internship, but know you won’t be looking for a […]

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