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The Abortion Debate at NEWSWEEK

This week, our blogger Meg Massey took part in a roundtable discussion at Newsweek about abortion with four other organizations: the National Organization for Women, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Choice USA and Pandagon. The debate occurred after an April 16 article at Newsweek made the declaration that young voters are not as involved in defending abortion […]

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A week of important news for women

The future of feminism needs to be acknowledged — Chloe at Feministing writes in "Young women are the future of feminism:" Closely connected to the feeling that young women aren’t grateful, it seems, is the feeling that young women today are so entitled. They’re ambitious and they speak their minds and sometimes it feels like […]

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About this weekend

We are here again with our recommendation for what’s happening and what worthy for reading. Take notes! Movies and Reading Materials: Love storytelling with fantastic visuals? How to Train Your Dragon, based on a book written by a female author (and, we must point out, three of the five producers are women), is here! (via […]

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Dorothy Height’s Legacy

By Adam Zimmerman of AAUW If you’re looking for someone to provide proper perspective on and due justice to the life of Dorothy Height, who died this morning at age 98, please accept my apology in advance. What can a 28-year-old, white, middle-class male from New York possibly have to say about the woman President […]

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About this weekend

Check out our recommendation for what’s happening and what’s worth reading this weekend: Reading Materials: The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen. Any woman can find characteristics of herself in this better-than-chick-lit story of self-identity and family (via Feminist Review). If you love poetry, Elizabeth Spires will inspire you and remind you that “everything is immaculate" […]

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A week of important news for women

Kripa at the Abortion Gang describes her thought process in becoming pro-choice, and she explains that woman’s role in life is more complex than only being a biological mother.  I realized I’m pro-choice the first time I heard an IVF ad in high school. I was well aware that people can have trouble having babies […]

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About this weekend…

Check out our recommendations for what’s happening and what’s worth reading this weekend: Reading material: Healing Pandora: The Restoration of Hope and Abundance – Gail Thomas Learn and understand the truth behind Pandora’s myth (via Feminist Review) Mankiller: A Chief and Her People – Wilma Mankiller In honor of Wilma Mankiller, who passed away April […]

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A Week of Important News for Women

What women discuss during the “Women’s History Month:" The democracy of leadership in the feminist organizations is an issue? Veronica Arreola writes in Viva la Feminista: Today’s Women’s History Tidbit: 1932: Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic* A few weeks ago I was honored to share time and space with […]

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Lilith Fair Controversy: What Does “Pro-Woman” Mean?

What is a "pro-woman" organization? That question was addressed this week by the organizers of Lilith Fair, the music festival featuring exclusively female artists, set to return this year after a decade-long hiatus. However, when fans of the festival were asked to vote online for the charities who would receive grants from Lilith Fair, many […]

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A Week of Important News for Women

Jessica Mack at Gender Across Borders wrote an article explaining the why the public health bill is a violations of women’s human rights. Take a look: This is not just a public health scandal; it reflects widespread violations of women’s human rights. Patterns of marginalization and exclusion in this society are exacerbated by a discriminatory […]

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