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A Noticeable Absence: Women in the Media on IWD

Yesterday, March 8, was International Women’s Day (IWD). On this day, groups around the world celebrated women in general and specifically, our political and social accomplishments. Happily, I follow feminist blogs and Twitter accounts that alerted me to this fact. Otherwise, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have known about it. I checked the New York […]

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Victims or Agents? Carla Koppell on the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day

Anybody who pays even the slightest attention to the world around them has a right to sometimes be a little confused about the lives women lead.  In America, we see news about women earning more Bachelor’s degrees than men while simultaneously being bombarded with words and images that portray women as mindless sex objects.  Internationally, […]

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Roots of Collective Bargaining

Cross-posted with permission from Madama Ambi "The boss is hurrying the life out of me." Rose Cohen and her father immigrated from Czarist Russia to the tenements of New York City, working exhausting schedules under harsh conditions to survive and to send for the rest of the family.  In this podcast, I read an excerpt […]

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what about this weekend

 Reading Materials: March 8th is International Women’s Day and here’s thirteen books we suggest you read on women’s equality–where real progress is being made and how far we have come. For more information click here. The new book by French-based actor/writer Darina Al-Joundi, is a memoir about her life. She talks about  the reality of […]

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Women’s History Month Reading List

Every year for Women’s History Month, I read a book about women.  I started this my first year out of college, when I was given,  America’s Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates & Heroines, by Gail Collins. If you haven’t read it, please do.  It was a great way to remind me how far […]

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Women’s Health Issues: News from This Week

It’s only Wednesday, and already, this has not been a good week for women’s health. As many of you know, the Planned Parenthood defunding debate continues. Sen. Schumer called H.R. 3 "dead on arrival" in the Senate, but pro-life Republicans show no sign of relenting. The New York Times has dubbed this a war on […]

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“77% of pro-life activists are men. 100% will never be pregnant.”

On Saturday, our dedicated Fem2.0 bloggers Christina Black and Maggie Arden met up at Upper Senate Park for the DC Walk for Choice. Here are their impressions, what they learned and their hopes for the future. Christina Black This was only my second rally, ever. The first was Jon Stewart’s Rally for Sanity last fall. […]

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what about this weekend

Reading Materials The first novel, " A Love Story: Starring My Dead Best Friend " by Emily Horner involves musical theater, road trips and most importantly, a LGBTQ story. And the 2011 Rainbow Project has listed it in the top ten books of the year. For more information about the book, click here.  How easy is it […]

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Mean Girls Don’t Always Grow Up

Last week I was irritated by an article in the Washington Post about mean girls and what happens to them when they grow up.  Apparently, they change.  Amanda Judson, a senior at Union College in Upstate New York, wrote her senior honors thesis on the same subject, comparing freshmen with seniors. She reported that freshmen women […]

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Advocacy, Part II: Continuing the Conversation, and What You Can Do – This Week

Today, I just want to do a brief follow-up on my activism post from last week with a few additional links and suggestions. With the GOP’s current “war on women,” this question has become more important than ever, and we’re not the only ones talking about it. Glorida Feldt on Blogher offered some great suggestions […]

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