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Breasts on TV news — to help women or ratings?

A Washington, D.C. TV news program is showing real topless woman to demonstrate breast self-exams in the late afternoon and early evening — when children are sure to see it. The 4-part series started at the very end of breast cancer awareness month (October), which happened to be ratings sweep week. Is the series designed […]

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From Media Blitz to Women’s Conference: Has Maria Shriver Discerned a Watershed Moment?

A Time magazine cover story and a week of programming on NBC immediately followed the release of The Shriver Report. This week, California’s First Lady used the findings to engage participants in her annual conference on women. If the continuing activity fails to "ignite a national conversation," it won’t be for lack of planning and […]

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Fem2.0 Announcement: Wake Up, This is the Reality!

Are you caught up in the excitement of awareness from Maria Shriver’s A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything? We certainly are, and here’s why. The report makes it clear that there’s still much work to be done. Fem2.0 is thrilled to announce that we have been given a grant to take the next step – to […]

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Our WTF Moment of the Morning

So I’m skimming through an entertainment article in the Daily Mail (from across the pond) this morning when suddenly I come across a completely random rant against working mothers and maternity leave. Written by a woman. I just about choked on my coffee. Check it out: Excessive maternity leave hampers women in the workplace Why […]

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Women on the Battlefield: Protecting Our Soldiers

Just in time for me to read an article about the Navy considering allowing women to serve on submarine vessels, I receive the IAVA’s newest report on women veterans and soldiers: Women Warriors: Supporting “She Who Has Born the Battle.” If you don’t know about it already, hop over there and read it — you […]

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Why the Insured Should Support Health Care Reform: Employer Sponsored Health Insurance is an Endangered Species

South Carolina Republican Congressman Joe Wilson’s decidedly un-Congressional outburst during President Obama’s speech on health care reform was met with swift censure from his colleagues on both sides of the political fence. But while he was publicly called out for his inappropriate and disrespectful behavior toward the President, no one has taken him on for […]

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With Despair

Our nation is faced with historically urgent problems, yet our political discourse is focused on lunacy. We must negotiate two wars, economic collapse of historic proportions, a dwindling middle class, working poor on the edge of oblivion, entitlement systems that must be reformed lest they completely crush our system (or become unavailable to those in […]

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Dear Honey: Letters to the Wives of Senators

Comprehensive Reproductive Healthcare for Women It just so happens that Honey Alexander, wife of Senator Lamar Alexander, was the first name on my list. As I read her bio, I couldn’t help thinking that we would probably agree on many issues, especially those impacting children. This letter asks wives of senators to prevail upon their […]

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Selecting The Same Sex

Posted with permission from On The Issues Magazine There is one place where the definition of gender remains binary – in the womb. When it comes to sonograms, amniocentesis and standard pre-natal testing, there are no nuances. Here, the pronouncement, “It’s a girl,” can translate into fierce and instant parental rejection. The fact is that […]

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Dr. George Tiller: A Life Lived on the Line

George Tiller was a friend, comrade and associate of mine for over a quarter of a century. I would share time and ideas with him at conferences, refer patients for his services and exchange holiday gifts with his staff. He, like so many abortion providers, was a person of courage, integrity and commitment to women’s […]

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