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Violence Against Women: Not Going Away Until You Do Something About It

I am tired of it: violence against women may be a current fact—every 3 minutes a woman is beaten up — but it is not inevitable. So here are my top three key recommendations for how you (yes: you) can make it stop before it even starts.

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Reaction: Panel Recommends Suspension of Former Kansas AG Phill Kline for Stalking Dr. Tiller

It is difficult to tell if we are witnessing the death throes or re-upping of the radical right-wing. The frenetic pace with which the states are instituting draconian abortion laws, defunding Planned Parenthood and bringing ultrasounds to Capitol Hill could be either. It is going to be up to the us in the pro-choice movement to decide.

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The Crocodile Tears of Anti-Choice Billboarders

Anti-choice billboarders never discuss why abortions are needed; the lack of access to quality health care, sex ed and contraception; or even the jobs needed to help young women care for the families they already have.  

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Sexual Harassers Reflect Larger Social Beliefs

Fighting back is a good first step in the war against street harassment, but the abuse and crime will continue as long as our culture promotes sexist beliefs that women lack intelligence and autonomy.

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Sexism in the Midterms: Politicians Win, Women Lose

Sexism was a successful strategy in this election – for male Democrats and Republicans. The only group for which it didn’t work so well was women.

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“Name It, Change It” Calls Out Rampant Campaign Sexism

A new campaign focuses on the intentional and unintentional sexism rampant in reporting on and treatment of female candidates, even by those in their own party.

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Two Women Walk into an Elevator: Mad Men and Workplace Sexual Harassment

In Mad Men, the tough women are branded sexless wet blankets, while those who use their wiles and sexuality to advance themselves can have those qualities turned against them. Meanwhile, a sense of sisterhood is hard to find.

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(VIDEOS) Bad Boys and Runaway Husbands?

CNN and Good Morning America run two sensationist and largely unfounded stories about “bad girls” and then ask whether “women should be worried?”  You know…I am.  About the media.

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“Greenberg:” The Groundbreaking Abortion Film You Might Have Missed

“Greenberg,” Noah Baumbach’s latest film starring Ben Stiller, isn’t just another movie about a man-child character having a mid-life crisis. Instead it deals unapologetically with real issues, like unwanted pregnancy and abortion.

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Revenge of the Nerds: Fighting Sexism at Tech Events

From soft-core pornography to unwanted groping, it’s not easy for women at technology conferences.  Reported incidents are becoming fewer, but blatant sexism remains.

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