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Susan B. Anthony Was Slutshamed, Too!

If you have ever been slutshamed, take heart. You are in excellent company. Name any independent, outspoken woman from history, and you can probably find tales of feverish, perverted, unreality-based fulminations against her sexual character. Even the nineteenth century suffragist leader Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), a seventh generation Quaker and confirmed temperance woman whom no […]

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Women’s History Month: 5 Ways You Can Make a Difference this March

March is Women’s History Month, so there will be lots of events and celebrations celebrating women. There are so many inspiring stories of great work, often against overwhelming odds, to break down barriers to women’s full participation in society, whether those barriers were created by social and cultural norms, laws or just plain criminal behavior. […]

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Women Advancing Haiti’s Future

I just returned from Haiti, where I was working with women, convened by the Haitian group Femmes en Democratie, to develop a women’s policy platform. In Creole, nap vanse means we advance, and it is critical that Haitians move forward together to build a stronger country and a stronger economy. The priorities identified can help both women and […]

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Women Deliver 50

This morning Women Deliver announced it’s “Women Deliver 50” list spotlighting ideas and solutions that actually improving the lives of women and girls around the world right now.  From hundreds of submissions, to 125 finalists, we have 50 inspiring programs chosen for their work in advocacy and awareness, education, health interventions, and technologies and innovations. […]

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Eat Girl Scout Cookies to Support Leadership

I can’t get over the attacks on the Girl Scouts.  Over the top accusations, generalizing everyone involved and actually hurting the girls…who are after all, girls!  I know wrote about this recently, but the attacks from the far right keep coming, and I’m beginning to wonder if I’m the only one upset by it.  I […]

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The War for Our Future

I’m so angry about the war on women. The debates consume my thoughts and nothing seems more important than talking and thinking about women, and the reality we live in. I feel the need to share with other women how I’m feeling because I know we all feel attacked. This is so much more than […]

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Does Feminism Have a Future?

This week at Stanford University, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research celebrates the 40th anniversary of Ms. Magazine with a series of lectures and activities. Some of these include a screening of The Education of Shelby Knox, with a discussion with Shelby afterwards; a panel with Ms. editors about the role the magazine has played […]

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Blog for Choice: The 2 Battles of Choice

It’s been a crazy ride for the Pro-Choice movement over the last few months.  There have really been two different battles going parallel to each other when it all really comes down to the same question: Can we trust women to make the right choice for their own bodies?  While we’re at it, can we […]

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Can We All Not Resolve to Lose 20 Pounds?

It’s a new year and the potential for a new you is everywhere.  I’m already tired of the ads for diet systems and tricks, memberships and home gym offers.  How about doing something different this year to get to a new you? Challenge yourself to become a better, smarter version of you: become more involved […]

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Needed: Op-Eds by Women

We all know women write.  We’ve read each other’s books, blogs, articles, columns, etc. for years.  However, women only write about 15% of the Op-Ed pieces in major newspapers.  Last night I attended a panel discussion, put together by Women’s Information Network, to help show women how to actually write and submit an opinion piece.  […]

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