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New Networked Feminism Just Like the Old Networked Feminism: Organize or Die.

Back in the day, we talked and connected and networked to get organized. Today, led by my younger sisters, we are doing just the same. We didn’t “chit and chat.” We organized against the abuses of power, just as we do today. This is the best history report I could imagine reading during women’s history month. Let’s keep writing this report.

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The Burning of an Abortion Clinic on New Years Day and a Call to Action on Abortion Rights

American Family Planning Clinic, Pensacola FL

The burning of an abortion clinic in Pensacola, Florida on New Year’s Day is an act of violence against women and a call to action. It’s time to stand up.

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Jana’s Story: Swimming Against the Undertow of Violence Against Women

The sorrow from the loss of a woman like Jana and the prospect of losing other Janas is sobering to a strong woman. It is a stark reminder that there are some things that are simply out of any one woman’s control.

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Generation X: Finding Our Own Voices, Carrying Our Own Torches

As my involvement in our movement grew deeper, the honeymoon was over, as they say. The imperfections of the movement, the Baby Boomer’s movement, became glaring. Their Second Wave ways didn’t resonate with my Third Wave thinking.

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The Next Wave of Feminism

I believe a new wave of feminism is coming that will be about unfinished business–transformation rather than reform of the very game of life we human beings are playing—-a transformation of gender, ecology, race, fairness, class—-and so much more.

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Why Should Feminists Stay in the Lone Star State? To Mess With Texas

I’m not the feminist savior of Texas, but if I don’t leave, and if my feminist friends don’t leave, maybe we can bring more people to our side. Maybe if we don’t leave, we can change the conversation instead of scoffing and tsking from outside while anti-feminist, anti-woman laws and social practices leave a legacy of lasting, visceral harm on real, live Texans.

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Why We All (Well, A Lot of Us) Loved “Bridesmaids”

While far from perfect, this bawdy comedy with a heart proved that upending Hollywood cliches actually makes for a better movie.

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Take Your Foot Off My Neck

The glee with which male politicians are willing to strip women of their most basic rights is staggering. And it is crushing to recognize that so many smart, caring women will spend their time, precious energy, and scarce resources begging men to please, please harm women just a little bit less.

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Common Cause, Different Perspective: The Generational Divide of the Pro-Choice Movement

My generation of feminists took abortion from the back alleys and made it legal for women; today’s generation of feminists will make it affordable, accessible and viable for <strong>all</strong> women – not just the privileged or the comfortably employed middle-classed, or those with supportive families, friends, or partners who support their right to have an option or make a decision to have an abortion.  To my fellow pre-Roe feminists, let’s pass the torch without fear or apprehension!

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Imperial Feminism, Islamophobia, and the Egyptian Revolution

Rather than “where are the women,” we might ask: Why does much of U.S. public discourse frame Egypt’s revolution through Islamophobia and why have corporate media focused mostly on men?

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