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To Heal Our Communities, We Must Treat Each Other as Family

What’s going on in Ferguson? We have failed as a community to treat each other as kin. This is apparent in the way this incident was handled. If Mike Brown had been Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson’s son, he would still be alive. This is not about breaking the law, or being under the suspicion […]

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Lighting the Dark & Crooked Road: Tools for Youth Who Want to Stop Slavery

[caption id="attachment_21203" align="aligncenter" width="300"] With his father, 18-year-old Brandon Friedman speaks to audiences about the dark realities of modern-day slavery in #BTLslavery events this summer in nine U.S. cities, July 28-August 6, 2014.[/caption] When faced with stories of abuse and exploitation suffered by victims of human trafficking, sex trafficking, and modern-day slavery, even one person’s […]

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Her Body, Her Choice: Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda”

Unsurprisingly the revelation of the cover artwork for Nicki Minaj’s upcoming single “Anaconda” was met with shock, debate, and criticism. The picture itself is relatively simple: it features Nicki Minaj crouched down looking over her shoulder. She just happens to be wearing a thong that shows her enviable cheeks. But it’s not as though our […]

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An interview with Chitra Panjabi, Membership Vice President, National Organization for Women

A few days before National Organization for Women’s (NOW) annual conference, we sat down for an interview with Chitra Panjabi, the organization’s Membership Vice President.  Q: Can you tell me a bit about your childhood and how it was growing up in Hong Kong?  A: I often felt like an outsider, because of my race […]

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Elliot Rodger and American Masculinity

Mental health is always a factor to consider each time we dissect the latest mass shooting in this country. So is easy access to guns. But, in so many of these cases, including the latest horror in Santa Barbara, we should be talking about masculinity. There are three traditional ways to prove one’s manhood in […]

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Help Us Celebrate the Women Who Made Our Lives Better

If we honor older women for their lifetime achievements, will anyone come? That was the question we asked 10 years ago, when we started the Foremother awards.  Our awards were definitely different from anyone else’s.  First of all, you had to be a woman over 70, and the older the better!  Not your typical award […]

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This Is My Rally Cry: Because in New Brunswick, ‘liberty’ is only yours if you lack a uterus. (#NBProchoice)

 It takes a special kind of person to work at an Abortion Clinic. You need to possess just the right combination of kindness and compassion, combined with courage, determination, and a whole lot of humility. Not something you can put on a resume, and I highly doubt it’s something you can learn from an overpriced […]

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It’s Time to Stop Losing the Women We Love—Join the Movement — #BCD2020

Breast cancer. It’s hard to find a woman who hasn’t been touched by this disease. And it is safe to say that in the coming year, even more will be affected. In 2014, it is estimated that 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among US women and approximately 40,000 women will […]

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What is The Wage Gap is Costing You Every Day?

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="570"] Illustration credit: Tri Vo, PolicyMic[/caption] This piece was co-authored by Elizabeth Plank, Executive Social Editor at PolicyMic. You can reach her at @feministabulous. What would happen if we finally wage gap disappeared? We know women would be making more money, but how much more would they be bringing home? By now, you’ve […]

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Feminist Stories From Women’s Liberation: 1963-1970

It’s March. Women’s History Month. What better time to examine the second wave of feminism and to question how far women have really come? Jennifer Lee’s new documentary,Feminist Stories From Women’s Liberation: 1963-1970, is aiming to reopen a conversation on feminism through a reexamination of the movement’s evolution. Shining a light on the grassroots women who […]

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