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Breaking Up With Friends

Women are mean, mostly to each other.  Women treasure their friendships with other women, yet we treat our friends like trash the second we think we don’t want to be friends again.  I hate the freeze out.  Being on both sides is painful and stressful.  While in school there is often a group mentality about […]

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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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Women’s History in Need of Home

I spent several hours over the July 4th weekend at the Newseum.  As with a weekend with visiting family, something touristy must be done.  I’d never been before, and as the it is fairly new, with much interactive exhibits, I was excited to see everything!  What I didn’t expect from anything done in this day […]

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General Comments and Suggestions from Fem2.0 Post-Conference Survey

Did not know about it in advance – would like to be on the email list for further information! Thanks! There was a curious divide that was palpable, but few people to bridge it.  Maybe that was the point, but it would be nice to find a few people who understand all sides of the […]

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Finding the Past in the Present

This has been re-posted with permission from the Spring 2007 issue of The Scholar & Feminist Online. Deborah Siegel is creator of the group blog Girl w/Pen and the author of Sisterhood, Interrupted: From Radical Women to Grrls Gone Wild. If you have signed on to this issue of the Barnard Center for Research on […]

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Politics 2.0 and Women Candidates

If the 2008 election showed women one thing, it’s "yes we can." Hillary Clinton’s dynamic run for the presidency has forever opened doors for women seeking higher office. But there’s still much to be done. Even after all of our years of progress, we still gained very little in Congress this year and, in government […]

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I don’t know who Gloria Steinem is

Well, ok, that’s not entirely true. I know who she is, and I certainly can Google her and find out everything I don’t know. But I don’t know about her the way that so many other women do, women who really understand the feminist movement and have been doing so much important, admirable work. I […]

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Feminism, Changing the World, and the Internet

The Daily Beast recently polled 1,000 US voters about sexism in the 2008 elections. For me, the most striking poll result was that only 20 percent of women are willing to use the word "feminist" about themselves, and only 17 percent of all voters said they would welcome their daughters using that label. Yet, more […]

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What does feminism look like on the web?

I’ve always thought of the internet as a kitchen where every web page, every email, every embed is a menu of creative delicacies feeding the soul of our culture. Every image, every word, every interaction carries meaning for the post or page where it is found. Collectively, all those billions of moments are not just […]

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