Women In Tech Face These 6 Microaggressions

Women In Tech Face These 6 Microaggressions

In recent years, the tech industry’s gender imbalance has become a frequent topic of discussion in the media, and people are starting to see how skewed the ratio really is. About 19% of software engineers at 230 companies included in a crowd-sourced spreadsheet maintained by Pinterest software engineer Tracy Chou are women. According to another source, LinkedIn profiles, only 16% […]

Family Matters: A Double Standard for Male and Female Politicians

Family Matters: A Double Standard for Male and Female Politicians

  Representative Paul Ryan, reluctant candidate for Speaker of the House, recently made headlines by issuing a list of conditions for his fellow House Republicans to meet before he will accept the job.  Surprisingly, one of his requirements is their assurance that he will not have to sacrifice time with his family if he takes the gig.  He’s not the […]

Humanist Or Feminist? What To Call Yourself If You Believe In Gender Equality

Humanist Or Feminist? What To Call Yourself If You Believe In Gender Equality

Shailene Woodley famously said it in a TIME interview two years ago. Lady Gaga initially said it then tried to revise her stance. Kaley Cuoco proclaimed it. Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and Demi Moore have all said it. They said they are not “feminists” and their reasoning is this: they love men and think “feminism” is too hateful. Many of these […]

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27:  Chelsea Clinton attends the Clinton Global Citizen Awards during the second day of the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative's Annual Meeting at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on September 27, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

Clinton Global Initiative Highlights: Women Are Key To Economic Growth

The 11th Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) opened with a feature strategy session called “The Economic Implications of Gender-Based Violence.” The damaging economic consequences of gender inequality are not generally at the forefront of discussions on gender-based violence. One might consider issues of GDP or market growth as inappropriate to include in a discussion about individual and social harm, yet it’s […]

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Why Have All The Teachers Gone?

The United States is currently experiencing a teacher shortage-a far cry from a few years ago when the economy forced many districts to issue pink slips to teachers in order to cut costs. According to a recent New York Times piece, the number of college students entering teacher prep programs has dropped by thirty percent in the past five years. […]


Watch Out For These Terrible 10 Misogynists

Watch Out For These Terrible 10 Misogynists

This is a quick and dirty checklist for all of you feminists and allies out there living with male privilege and ready to move past feminism 101. Maybe you’re a man who is generally aware of the unfair advantages you’re granted in this society by virtue of your gender. You already know about the economic glass ceiling, the obscenely high […]

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Breaking Down Obama’s New Executive Order On Guns

After multiple nationwide reports of mass shootings last year, President Barack Obama is starting the New Year with action on gun control and gun safety. The gun debate is a divisive one and has literally brought any law-making efforts to improve gun control and safety to a standstill. What’s more, this is President Obama’s last year of his second term […]

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A Showcase Of Women Tech Entrepreneurs

A Showcase Of Women Tech Entrepreneurs

Women tech entrepreneurs are a minority in the male-dominated tech world. But while this could be a discouraging fact to aspiring female visionaries, they only need to witness the many successful females before them to emphasize that anything is possible. That’s the goal of the upcoming documentary, She Started It: To empower women of all ages who have entrepreneurial dreams to […]

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The Downside Of High Expectations

The Downside Of High Expectations

“Expectation is the root of all heartache.” – William Shakespeare On a lovely Saturday last summer, in a rare alignment of the planets, I was able to spend the entire day lounging by the pool.  I slept late that morning and after a full day of reading, napping and swimming, I sleepily asked my husband what he felt like doing […]

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A Fabulous Faux Fur Coat

A Fabulous Faux Fur Coat

Whether you experience winter under inches of snow or with dry, crisp  winds, a winter fashion staple is a fabulous coat. And lucky for us, there is such a wide variety of coats from which we can choose! Many of us will sport a polished peacoat or a puffy jacket, but a very fashion-forward choice is a faux fur coat! […]

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Making Social Justice Movements More Accessible In 9 Ways

Making Social Justice Movements More Accessible In 9 Ways

In the upcoming year, we can expect more politics and social justice advocacy than before. Many of those who are active in that sphere of awareness can be characterized as passionate, which isn’t a negative thing at all. But for those who are new to the political and activist scene, it can be a bit intimidating to try and get […]

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A Look Inside The Iowa Caucus

A Look Inside The Iowa Caucus

We had two writers in the same small, Iowa town last night. Here is how it went down in Glenwood.  By Bobbi Jo Rohrberg With winter storm and blizzard warnings looming over the state, a record-setting 180,000 Iowans headed out Monday night to take part in the GOP Caucus. Our local voting precinct has multiple wards and my particular ward […]

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How To Break Your Impulse Buying Habit

How To Break Your Impulse Buying Habit

If you made “shopping wisely” your new year resolution, we have just the formulas and methods you need to reduce your impulse buys! Sian, from the Girl, Inbetweenied, shares how she’s planning on being more selective and smarter when she’s out shopping: For a long time, I found myself roaming around the mall when I was bored, and shopping online, […]

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Reflections From A Campaign Volunteer

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Each election cycle, we are subjected to endless stories about voter apathy. We live in a world where people binge-watch political shows like Veep and House of Cards for hours on end, but can’t be bothered to drive across town and pull a lever or fill in a bubble at the ballot box. While voting is incredibly important—really, it’s a […]

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The Myths About Poverty In America

The Myths About Poverty In America

When we think of the differences between the rich and the poor, there are different associations for each. More often, the poor are considered “lazy,” which is why they’re “poor.” But that’s just a myth and the issue of poverty is not solely reliant on the individual, but it is also a product of an unfair system: I encountered a […]

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The Future Of Reproductive Rights In 2016

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During 2015, many major events occurred that challenged women’s reproductive rights. But these challenges are not behind us and many struggles still await supporters of Planned Parenthood. Here’s a reflection of the past year for reproductive rights and what to watch and pay attention to for 2016: For advocates of women’s reproductive rights, 2015 was the definition of “annus horribilis:” […]

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Two Presidents In One Week. It’s Caucus Season.

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  Ostensibly President Obama was in Omaha — nicknamed “Obamaha” for the day — last Wednesday to tout his economic record, highlight the city’s low unemployment rate and re-cap his State of the Union address from the night before. He was also greeted with adulation by a crowd of approximately 8,000 people at the University of Nebraska Omaha. The crowd […]

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Hitting The Glass Ceiling? Start Your Own Business

Hitting The Glass Ceiling? Start Your Own Business

You are not given a dream unless you have the capacity to fulfill it. – Jack Canfield It’s a Monday morning at 8 am and I’ve just jumped off the elliptical machine.  I don’t have to get in my car to race through traffic for any reason.  I don’t feel any pressure to show up at an office full of […]

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Sporty Chic Style For Winter

Sporty Chic Style For Winter

Whenever someone utters the phrase “sporty chic style,” I always cringe a little. What does that mean exactly? Is it yoga pants, complete with squeaky clean sneakers and a fitted work out top? Does it mean jogger pants, booties and a sweatshirt? What about leggings, a graphic tee and a long open front cardigan? Could it mean distressed denim, the […]

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Focusing Too Much On Women’s Pleasure Can Be Sexist

Focusing Too Much On Women’s Pleasure Can Be Sexist

As our society becomes more aware of gender inequality, we grow to understand how to treat each other in our daily lives. In heterosexual relationships, there is encouragement to focus on a woman’s sexual pleasure in bed. But this could be interpreted as sexist when men focus too much on satisfying women. Here are three ways on how it is […]

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Denim Skinny Jeans That Truly Fit

Denim Skinny Jeans That Truly Fit

If you don’t feel like wearing a skirt while in the cold weather of the season, you’ll most likely pull on a pair of cozy pants. But the search for a perfect pair certainly isn’t easy. There are so many different styles, fits, and cuts, which doesn’t even cover how there are an in numerous number of body types. Here’s […]

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