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Sexism is Not Sexy

As I walk down the street, I’m surrounded. Surrounded by images, curated by large conglomerates, political structures, and social infrastructures. We are surrounded, by these images, and their constant whispers. The question is what to do about it. My answer, is to write, to share, to sing and love as hard as I can, and […]

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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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Sorry, Not Sorry: AAUW and Pantene Team Up to Help College Women Shine Strong

We still live in a world where women are paid less, unfairly criticized, and openly harassed. No wonder they feel they have to apologize for every little thing. But we’re fighting back. Sorry, but we’re not sorry about our brains, our ambition, or our drive to make our world—and ourselves in the process—better. This fall AAUW, with support from Pantene, […]

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Define Yourself

The Religion of Choice Define yourself. Do you do it by the choices you make? Or the ones you choose not to make? The freedom to make a change, to decide, is what allows agency. As a writer, the dissolution of my voice is my greatest fear. As a citizen, legislation impacts my society. As […]

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Hobby Lobby and Religious Fervour: Birth Control is Now Your Boss’s Business

I was not going to comment on the recent US Supreme Court’s deeply disappointing decision in the Hobby Lobby case. But then I read Penelope’s piece, and rethought – because she argues what I’ve been thinking: People who don’t actually experience what you’re experiencing should refrain from giving set-in-stone decrees on how to manage your experience. So, in […]

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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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Dissecting Masculinity in Hannibal

The second season of NBC’s Hannibal has received critical acclaim for the way it’s pushed boundaries on artistry, violence, and depth on television. But one of the most integral and perhaps overlooked aspects is the progressiveness of masculinity in this series. In what is an increasingly male-centric series we see a distinct comfort and openness […]

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Getting Better Faster, Together – Part 2

This is part 2 of a blog about an experiment with strategic learning by a Gender at Work team of facilitators working on gender-based violence (GBV) in South Africa. To see part one, click here. The team’s long-term strategic learning approach focuses on observing and collecting data that signals whether these propositions are, in fact, […]

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#DigiFem2 tweetchat with National Organization for Women, Tuesday, June 17 from 12-1pm EDT

The National Organization for Women (NOW) and Fem2pt0 are teaming up for #DigiFem2 Tweetchat on Tuesday,June 17 from 12 to 1 p.m. EDT. The conversation will focus on various topics affecting women across the country, and utilizing social media to bring our community together.  We’ll be providing information on NOW’s upcoming conference, and our experts […]

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PoP Poster Asks, “What Can People Do To Stop Street Harassment?

Last week, DC blog Prince of Petworth (PoP) posted a story in which a reader recounted facing harassment from a group of men in Columbia Heights, asking the question: “What should you do when you’re being harassed?” Though it’s unclear from the original story whether the harassing incident described is gender-based, the behaviors — stalking, verbal threats — were quickly […]

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