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Trump Stands With Bill O’Reilly Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

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  We’re only five days into April and President Trump is already kicking off Sexual Assault Awareness Month by defending Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. The news comes after a recent New York Times article revealed that O’Reilly and Fox News paid out $13 million to settle complaints from women who accused O’Reilly of inappropriate […]

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Gay Men Don’t Get a Free Pass to Mistreat Women

A photo of three women holding a sign that reads, "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere!"

  There is a simplistic view of gay men that, by dint of their being gay, they’re inherently not misogynists. That view crops up among gay men who use derogatory terms for women but defend it as okay because, after all, they’re gay. But that doesn’t make those terms any less painful for women, nor […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the ‘Day Without a Woman’ Protest

A photo of a female protestor holding a sign that reads, "We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back."

  March 8th is special for two reasons: it’s International Women’s Day and it’s the Day Without a Woman protest. The same women who organized the Women’s March on Washington are also organizing the Day Without a Woman protest. Researchers estimate that the Women’s March on Washington attracted an astounding 3-4 million participants. So judging […]

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Trump Responds to Women’s March By Reinstating Global Gag Rule

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  On Saturday, an estimated 3 to 4 million women marched across the U.S. in support of women’s rights. After promising to “unite” the country on Inauguration Day, Trump proved to further divide the nation by completely ignoring the pleas of millions of women. One day after the march, Trump tweeted: Two days after the […]

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Get Ready for the Women’s March on Washington

Rosie the Riveter.

  On January 21st, over 400,000 women are expected to march on Washington in protest of Trump’s post-inauguration. But since not all women can afford to travel to Washington D.C., other marches will be held across the country, including major cities such as Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Austin, Miami, Philadelphia, and Boston. The goal, according […]

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Catholic Priests May Now Absolve Abortions

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  Catholicism has a complicated relationship with abortion, and as a result, with the women’s rights movement in general. The Catholic Church considers abortion a “grave sin.” Traditionally, this sin could only be absolved by a bishop, although he could allow a priest to do so if he wished. During the Jubilee Year of Mercy, […]

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5 Mantras for Female Empowerment

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  It may sound stupid, childish, or maybe even a little silly, but repeating a word or phrase out loud has powerful psychological effects. That’s because how we speak eventually becomes our belief system and our belief system is what guides our actions. This is a particularly important concept for women and marginalized people to […]

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Understanding Misandry

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  For far too many years, feminists have been stereotyped as “hating men.” It didn’t help when Rush Limbaugh infamously coined the term “feminazi” in the 90s. And even though feminism pushes for men’s rights as well as women’s, the negative connotations remain firmly intact. But here’s some food for thought: if women do hate […]

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American Christians Believe They Face Significant Discrimination

As the last few years have illustrated quite clearly, there are a number of groups that face daily discrimination in America. Even when those groups make headway, such as the legalization of gay marriage throughout the country, new battles spring up in their place–like the “bathroom bills” that target transgender individuals or the wave of outspoken xenophobia that has […]

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Where Do Women Entrepreneurs Find Startup Funding?

Women entrepreneurs face bias when they seek Venture Capitalists interested in funding their startups.

Women are making waves politics, finance, and business. Hilary Clinton is running for President. Janet Yellen is Chair of the Federal Reserve System, Board of Governors. Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, is targeting corporate maleficence on Wall Street. It should go without saying that in a world where women have increasing prominence in politics […]

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