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Phyllis Schlafly: Still Wrong (and Mean) After All These Years

April 22, 2014 · Blog

“The best way to improve economic prospects for women is to improve job prospects for the men in their lives, even if that means increasing the so-called pay gap.” The above quote is from a recent column by Phyllis Schlafly, arguably the … {…}

By Carole Joffe
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Risk, Rated X: Geopolitics and the Pickup Game

March 18, 2014 · Blog

In January, the well-known pickup artist Roosh V created a sub-forum on his website to discuss the Ukraine conflict, thanks to “heavy interest” in the topic among his fans. What will happen if the “pussy paradise” joins the European Union? {…}

By Katie J.M. Baker
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Invisible Immigrants: What Will Immigration Reform Mean for Migrant Women?

April 24, 2013 · Online Articles

Patricia thought she had crossed the border to a land where she could finally earn a good living. She ended up in one of the worst places to be a woman. As a migrant farmworker, she was brutalized and raped … {…}

By Michelle Chen
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Women’s Rights at Risk

A combination of factors in recent years has contributed to a fall in the status and material well-being of Chinese women relative to men. {…}

By Leta Hong Fincher
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Feminism’s Tipping Point: Who Wins from Leaning in?

March 26, 2013 · Online Articles

In her time at Facebook, Losse saw the ideas behind Lean In take root. The book’s goals become legible when understood to be as informed by Silicon Valley business tactics as by feminism. What exactly are we leaning into? {…}

By Kate Losse
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Demanding a Voice, Enduring Silence: Lessons from a Brazilian Women’s Movement

March 1, 2013 · Online Articles

In the movement and in their town, Ivone and Vania learned firsthand the pain that comes from silence. They didn’t want to damage a movement that protected other women from this pain by demanding a space in the movement for themselves. {…}

By Emma Sokoloff-Rubin and Jeffrey W. Rubin
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Opportunity Costs: The True Price of Internships

A “flexible” corporation requires flexible workers, and as the labor market has shifted, so have the conditions placed on its participants. Flexibility doesn’t just manifest itself in global economic trends. It has now become a central part of the office worker’s performance. {…}

By Madeleine Schwartz
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The Personal Is Political: That’s the Challenge: Roe v. Wade and a Black Nationalist Womanist Writer

I drew the line at publicly aligning myself with “the abortion issue,” Roe v. Wade, and the institutional white feminists popularly associated with the ruling. Doing so seemed like socio-political suicide in my highly segregated, decidedly African American slice of Philadelphia community life. {…}

By Akiba Solomon
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Caring on Stolen Time: A Nursing Home Diary

I work in a place of death. People come here to die, and my co-workers and I care for them as they make their journeys. Sometimes these transitions take years or months. Other times, they take weeks or some short … {…}

By JOMO
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The Only Woman in the Room: Beate Sirota Gordon, 1923-2012

January 15, 2013 · Blog

Beate Sirota Gordon secured her place in Japanese history practically by virtue of being “the only woman in the room.” That room was the ballroom of the Daiichi Building in occupied Tokyo where the American Occupation’s Government Section cobbled together … {…}

By Chelsea Szendi Schieder
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