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Pre-Existing Conditions For Women Under The American Healthcare Act

Pre-Existing Conditions For Women Under The American Healthcare Act

November 2016’s election outcome resulted with an administration that has made women across America clench their uteruses in fear. The administration has actively worked towards legislation that aims to severely cut funding to programs designated to help women gain and maintain access to reproductive healthcare. In fact, The American Healthcare Act set to repeal Obama’s Affordable Care Act, is believed […]

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Slam Poet Powerfully Explains “The Bane Of The Womb”

Slam Poet Powerfully Explains “The Bane Of The Womb”

Aranya Johar, a spoken word poet, understands the difficulties women face because of their gender. When women are born, they should be free. But unfortunately, old societal practices and perceptions about women and how they should be, especially in regards to their sexual and reproductive identities, are placed upon them. These negative, detrimental thoughts hinder not only women, but societal […]

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What We Can All Learn From Saffiyah Khan

What We Can All Learn From Saffiyah Khan

Saffiyah Khan catapulted into social media stardom this weekend as images of her insouciantly staring down a belligerent far-right protester graced screens across the globe. The image was snapped moments after Khan stepped in to defend another counter-protester, Saira Zafar. Khan felt compelled to intervene when angry protesters encircled Zafar, who wears a hijab. In addition to being the subject […]

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UltraViolet Urges Fox News To Fire Bill O’Reilly

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Thousands Join UltraViolet in Calling for O’Reilly’s Ouster from the Network Following New Report that Fox Spent $13M Defending Host from Sexual Assault, Harassment Claims UltraViolet Pushes Major Advertisers to Stop Funding The O’Reilly Factor, Sever Ties with Fox News Until Sexual Abusers are Held Accountable After an investigation by The New York Times this weekend revealed that Fox News […]

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These 8 Female Activists Fought To Change The World

These 8 Female Activists Fought To Change The World

This is a spotlight on several women activists, some you know and others you probably don’t. Despite public work on a range of different issues across the world and throughout history, all these women deserve the utmost recognition and respect for their fearlessness and tenacity in standing up for what they believe is right.   Susan B. Anthony Quite the […]

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5 Easy Ways To Support Women For Women’s History Month

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Women’s History Month, and everything it stands for, is vital to the present day. We are reminded of how women throughout time are mistreated and overlooked in multiples spaces of our society. From research labs to homes to offices to media to even the highest office and more, women are owed equal treatment, credit and appreciation. We call for everyone […]

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San Francisco Government Stands Against President Trump

San Francisco Government Stands Against President Trump

In the aftermath of the presidential election, many citizens and organizations have been moved to progressive and liberal action in response to the victory of Donald Trump. One of the most powerful statements was made by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. In an 11-point resolution titled, “Resolution responding to the election of Donald Trump and reaffirming San Francisco’s commitment to […]

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Shockingly, First World Countries Like The US Allow Child Marriage

Shockingly, First World Countries Like The US Allow Child Marriage

Yes, child marriage is more legal than you think. Out of the 198 countries world-wide, 117 of them allow for child marriages. This includes the United States, which despite having first-world country status, the archaic minimum age of marriage is sixteen. The countries that do have a minimum age requirement of eighteen years old for marriage are often not adhered […]

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Anthony Weiner And The Rule Of Three

Anthony Weiner And The Rule Of Three

Brian Clark, in his CopyBlogger article entitled, “How to Use the ‘Rule of Three’ to create engaging content” suggests that things that happen in threes are somehow more effective. As a technique using humor, the Rule of Three renders a joke more memorable, more enjoyable, and somehow funnier. Recently, disgraced Democratic politician, Anthony Weiner, was caught in his third sexting […]

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Jennifer Aniston Is Tired of Your Pregnancy Rumors

Jennifer Aniston Is Tired of Your Pregnancy Rumors

Jennifer Aniston wrote a beautifully heartfelt letter recently, finally addressing her feelings about how she is portrayed in the media. Aniston states she is not on social media, and usually ignores tabloid headlines about herself, but this time she has had enough. Aniston’s issue is with media representation of what makes a women happy and whole. She presses  the notion […]

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Alicia Keys’ Empowers Women To Show Their Raw Beauty

Alicia Keys’ Empowers Women To Show Their Raw Beauty

Alicia Keys’ new song In Common is groundbreaking, mostly because of the photo on its cover. The photo shows the artist without makeup, her hair tied up in a scarf, skin freckled, and glowing. While this is a rarity for most figures at the forefront of the media, she appeared a few days later with a gorgeous and high profile […]

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BBC Vows That Half Of Its Workforce Will Be Women In 2020

BBC Vows That Half Of Its Workforce Will Be Women In 2020

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) announced in April that they would make diversity a priority in both workforce and content. The BBC has pledged to resolve gender disparity by ensuring that at least half of their 21,000 employee workforce will be female. In addition, the broadcaster will make an effort to ensure ethnic minorities, the disabled, and lesbian, gay, bisexual […]

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The 11 Truths That Survivors Of Abusive Relationships Must Know

The 11 Truths That Survivors Of Abusive Relationships Must Know

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and it’s crucial for our society, as a whole, to take part. Whether you are a survivor or an ally, the most important practice to uphold is communication. Listen to when a person tells you he or she has gone through this particular trauma. For those who have experienced a trauma, you […]

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