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For All the Young Women Who Think Feminism is BS

Are you a woman who thinks that feminism isn’t for you? Maybe you believe we’ve achieved equal rights and we don’t need a “movement” anymore?  Maybe you wonder if continued discussions about women’s rights are just all BS? It is not. While you are entitled to your opinion and even your experience on this question, […]

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What Would Gloria Do? #WWGD

The first MAKERS CONFERENCE was held in February, including a celebration of the life and work of Gloria Steinem. In honor of her eightieth birthday, it featured a video with touching and funny statements from Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Katie Couric, and others about Steinem’s life’s work that, as Marlo Thomas summarized, “connected […]

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How Do You Feel About Your Daughter Using the ‘F’ Word?

Since the release of my book Wonder Women several months ago, one of the questions that I’ve consistently been asked is “how is feminism different today? What do you hear on campus? Do young women want to be feminists, or not?”  It’s a complicated question, without an easy answer.  Because young women, of course, don’t […]

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The ERA: What to Expect When We’re Respected

Cross-posted with permission from JedMorey.com I come late to the conversation on the Equal Rights Amendment. As a writer who concerns herself with politics, I find it as surprising as you might. But the truth of the matter is, I’ve never seen the social issues that I like to talk about through a particularly feminist […]

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Equal Pay — Only 45 Years to Go!

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, but women are still way behind men in earnings. April 9 is the date when American working women finally catch up to the amount men earned by last December 31. That’s because the gender pay gap between women and […]

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I’m Tired of Having to Be a Feminist

I’m tired of being a feminist. No, that’s not quite right. I’m tired of having to be a feminist. The last few weeks have been a flurry of feminist outrages from Marissa Mayer bringing down the axe on telecommuting at Yahoo! to The Onion calling an Oscar-nominated nine-year-old the c-word for laughs. We’re debating the […]

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