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A Lesson In Protesting By The #MeToo Trend

A Lesson In Protesting By The #MeToo Trend

With Harvey Weinstein’s list of accusers up to a staggering 43 women, people have taken to Twitter to share their own stories of sexual harassment and assault. Sparked by a tweet from actress Alyssa Milano, Twitter users are using the hashtag #MeToo to show just how prevalent this issue is. On October 15, Milano tweeted the following: If you’ve been […]

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How Office Discrimination Worsened After Trump

How Office Discrimination Worsened After Trump

Since the beginning of the Donald Trump administration, it feels like everyone in the entire country is on edge. Multiple issues, from racism to sexism, have come to the forefront. And for many, everything has changed. Expectations and standards of compassion and decency are higher. But that has made our society’s pitfalls more obvious. As a Black woman writer who […]

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The Overdue Downfall Of Powerful Men Committing Sexual Harassment

The Overdue Downfall Of Powerful Men Committing Sexual Harassment

Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, Donald Trump, Bill Cosby, and now Harvey Weinstein. These are names on the growing list of powerful men in Hollywood and media accused of sexual harassment and/or assault. But the commonalities between these men extend beyond their careers and infamous accusations. Another important attribute they share is their age. All of the men on this notorious […]

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The Sexist Attacks On Female Sports Journalists

The Sexist Attacks On Female Sports Journalists

While overt sexism in the sports world is slowly becoming less prevalent, we shouldn’t be celebrating just yet. Sports commentators have often shied away from hypersexualizing female athletes and other blatant sexist attacks regarding females’ athletic abilities, covert sexism is still alive and well. Take, for example, the recent exchange between professional tennis player Andy Murray and a reporter during […]

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The Perfect Pop Of Color

The Perfect Pop Of Color

As previously forecasted from the fashion runway, red is the color of the season. A red monochromatic outfit would be bold and memorable, but a simple red pop of color can make just as big of a statement. Rina shows us how: As I write this at the airport on my way home from New York Fashion Week, I’ve never […]

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The Latest Attack On Women’s Reproductive Rights

The Latest Attack On Women’s Reproductive Rights

In yet another blow to women’s health and reproductive rights, President Trump has officially reversed the Obama-era mandate requiring employers to include birth control coverage in insurance plans. On Friday, October 6, President Trump announced that employers, including colleges and universities that provide health insurance to students and employees, would now have the right to withhold birth control coverage on […]

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Post-Pregnancy Body Stigmas That Must End

Post-Pregnancy Body Stigmas That Must End

After giving birth, society expects new mothers to revert to their original body shape. But achieving such a task requires time and energy, which is difficult especially when there are newborn children to care. These stigmas must end because they cultivate a negative way of thinking and bring about undue pressure on mothers.   Author’s Note: Since many messages about post-pregnancy bodies […]

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5 Facts About Guns In America

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On Sunday September 30th, a horrific mass shooting took place. The events unfolded at a Las Vegas country concert that resulted in at least 59 deaths and hundreds more injured. The police discovered 23 firearms in his hotel room and an additional 19 in his home, once more raising the nation-wide debate on gun control and gun-related violence in America. […]

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Show Your Support For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Show Your Support For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is here and we are reminded again of the progress and struggles associated with this awful sickness. Based on recent data, the mortality rate of breast cancer decreased by 38 percent from 1989-2014, which prevented about 300,000 deaths. One in eight women will still be affected by breast cancer, but thanks to increased awareness, early detection, […]

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A Simple Nail Design Trend For Fall

A Simple Nail Design Trend For Fall

Simple, minimalist nail art designs are in trend for fall! They add fun details to your overall look and are eye-catching without being too bold. In addition, they are very easy to do! Check out the tutorial from Alyson’s blog: This fall you might see more than just vampy and neutral cool shades on nails. Subtle art designs were popping […]

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Machismo On The West Coast And Beyond: The Reality For Women

Machismo On The West Coast And Beyond: The Reality For Women

On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017, the second West Coast Family Investment Conference took place at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco. The theme for the conference was “Exceeding Return Expectations, Sourcing the Best Deals & Aligning Values.” The conference program included a three-part series with a set of different speakers for each series. The first included Mira Veda, founder and editor-in-chief […]

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6 Harmful Microaggressions Tech Women Experience

6 Harmful Microaggressions Tech Women Experience

There is a stark gender parity in the tech industry that has been cultivated by bias held against women. And while there’s more awareness surrounding the issue, it is the unintentional and unconscious sexism that will be the hardest to confront. It’s best to recognize the microaggressions first to create a better work environment for women in tech. In recent […]

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How To Dress For Autumn When It’s Still Warm Outside

How To Dress For Autumn When It’s Still Warm Outside

Although the fall season has begun, San Francisco is still pretty warm! You’ll have to wait to break out your stylish sweaters and coats, but that doesn’t stop you from engaging in autumn trends. Liat shows us how: The weather is starting to get cooler, however it’s still not cold enough for sweater or boots as it appears everywhere, from […]

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