What Not to Wear

Recently, New York police officers in Park Slope, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, have been calling out women wearing short skirts and shorts, warning the women that they are an easy target for sexual predators. So when did it become police business to decide the dress code of New York City women? When did victim-blaming become […]

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Can Batterers Be Cured? An Examination of the Current Criminal Penalties for Men Convicted of Domestic Violence

The criminal justice system is designed with the dual intent of holding  those who break the law responsible for their actions and ensuring the safety of the public. Current criminal penalties for men who batter their partners, however, fall far short of what is needed to reach this ideal. Let’s take a common scenario: the […]

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I Hope I Get Pregnant in Mississippi

Next week, Mississippi residents will get to vote on Proposition 26, the “Personhood Amendment.”  This would amend the Mississippi state constitution to include in its definition of “persons” all human beings from the moment of fertilization, cloning or functional equivalent thereof.  In Mississippi at least, the question of when does life begin would be answered […]

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Charlotte Allen Suggests Last-Minute Halloween Costume Idea: Misogynist Concern Troll

This piece was cross-posted at the Sidney Hillman Foundation Unaccountably, Washington Post The LA Times gave Charlotte Allen space to insinuate that skimpy Halloween costumes cause rape. Allen, a contributing editor at a conservative website called “Minding the Campus” is deeply concerned that the feminist anti-rape activists of SlutWalk and the Halloween-industrial-complex are accessories to sexual […]

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This week’s Taste of Feminism

Reading Materials I Love Myself When I Am Laughing…And Then Again When I Am Looking Mean and Impressive, a unique anthology with 14 examples of Hurston’s work on fiction, journalism, folklore and autobiography will be released in the beginning of November from Feminist Press. This unique publication establishes Zora Neale Hurston as the intellectual and […]

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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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