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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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Kathryn Bigelow and “Firsts”

On Sunday night, shortly before International Women’s Day began at 12:01am on Monday, Kathryn Bigelow became the first female filmmaker to win the Oscar for Best Director (view her acceptance speech here). Her film The Hurt Locker, a war drama about a bomb squad in Iraq, also took Best Picture honors. She was only the […]

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Health Care Summit: Women Underrepresented.

My first thought when the live stream of the health care summit came on was pretty simple: um, where are all the women? After a few strategic camera pans, I saw Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to the President’s right, and Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to his left. A good start, […]

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A Woman’s Nation Demands Changes in Workplace Policy

There are several words I would use to describe Maria Shriver’s impressive report, “A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything” — compelling, surprising, and maybe even revolutionary. No matter how you describe it, the report has helped re-focus us all on a topic that should be of the highest importance:  Women’s workplace equality. As the report tells […]

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Wake Up! This is the Reality Blog Carnival is Happening Now!

We’ve been telling stories for the past two weeks on Fem2.0 TalkShoe radio and now it’s your turn: speak up and share your opinions, perspectives and personal experiences about work/life on your blogs or through the Fem2.0 blog. The Wake Up! This Is the Reality blog carnival kicked off on Monday and will continue through […]

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