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Catcall: A Play in One Act

Scene: A city street. A woman walks along. A shout from a male voice. The woman’s heart begins to race and her neck and face flush. Her shoulders tighten and her palms sweat. Her pace quickens involuntarily and her eyes dart to find the source of the shout. Voice-over of woman’s thoughts: Shit. Is he […]

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An Apology to Street Harassers

Dear Gentlemen, Please accept my apologies for overreacting to your innocent attempts to “be friendly” and to your kind “encouragement” regarding my looks. I respect your goals of introducing love and improving my self-esteem in, what is too often, a cold, hard-hearted world. Why can’t more men be like you? I’ve been watching you, and […]

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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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#HillaryClintonBookTitles: Hillary Hashtag Shows Conservatives’ Fear

Hillary Clinton can become a trending topic on Twitter without doing much. On Wednesday, #HillaryClintonBookTitles was trending on the social media site after Hillary joked about her possible book title during a speech to the Association of American Publishers. In turn, thousands of people were tweeting funny, feminist and, sadly, insulting comments about the former […]

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“American Stories” Are Also for Women

There are numerous reports and studies that show us the reality of gender inequality in mainstream media. Women are underrepresented as writers, journalists and news anchors. Women are also underrepresented as subjects of news stories and are used less than men as experts in their fields on news shows. This plethora of information may not […]

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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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