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The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank Thinks Pro-Choicers Need to Chill Out

Dana Milbank of the Washington Post thinks the debate surrounding abortion, or what he refers to as “Roe Week,” is absurd. In his latest column, Milbank criticizes abortion provider Merle Hoffman for raising a ‘false alarm’ about the threat to reproductive rights in this country.  He then goes on to cite the numerous marches and […]

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Girl Power in the Age of Millenials

Glued to the television in 2008, I remember many of my female friends and I holding our collective breath as we watched with fascination the rise of female contenders for the United States presidential ticket. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s magnetic appeal first captured my imagination as a teenager in the 90’s when I watched her speak […]

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For Good News, Turn to the Avon Ladies of Bangladesh

The stories we hear of women in developing countries are often heart breaking – they’re the stories of struggle, of lack of empowerment – like the one from this past week about the Afghan woman expected to marry her rapist. It’s not only heartening and inspiring – but also incredibly important – when we hear […]

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Professional Fridays: Knowing Your Value

I am not normally one to look for career help from a book.  But after watching all the talk around Mika Brzezinski’s book, Knowing Your Value, I thought the topic of salary negotiation was worth reading about.  What I found interesting was that much of the book was more of a “what not to do.”  […]

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Professional Fridays: How to Know When a Career Shift is Right for Your Future

In a 2005 Stanford University commencement speech, the late Steve Jobs advised the young graduates to ‘find what you love.’  He explained to the audience that our lives are limited, that death would come for each of us. Death is a certain fact.  What isn’t certain fact, continued Mr. Jobs, is how we each proceed […]

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Occupy Gender

Many opponents of the Occupy Wall Street movement who wish to protect the outsized power and wealth of the 1% complain that the protesters in New York and around the globe are against capitalism. Sure, some are. But for the vast majority, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, most of the Americans […]

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Adolescent Days of the Revolution: Occupy Wall Street

While Occupy Wall Street is not necessarily tied to the women’s movement (at least, not yet?), it’s always been my thought that the women’s movement, one that has been ongoing for hundreds of years and one that covers countless and specific topics and issues, one that has seen multiple waves and incarnations, one that involves […]

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Only Up From Here, Right?

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending via conference call (thank you, Google Phone), the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) Roundtable on Women & the Economy. The purpose of the Roundtable was to formally present two very significant research studies put together by the IWPR and the Rockefeller Foundation, Women and Men Living […]

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Dear GOP: If We Really Want To Kick-Start the Global Economy, Stop Hating on Women!

As economies around the world work frantically to avoid another downtrend, the US has turned to the Supercommittee and congress to solve its fiscal woes. While the Obama administration is committed to seeing how women might solve the problem, the radical right seems more intent on restricting women than harnessing their potential. The impact of […]

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Did Obama Address the Womancession Last Night?

The plan isn’t perfect, but women’s poor employment outlook seems to be on Obama’s radar. There were a lot of rumors about what would be included in President Obama’s speech to a joint session of Congress yesterday. Would it be mostly tax cuts? Would it extend unemployment benefits? How much will be spent on infrastructure […]

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