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Anushay Hossain
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Anushay Hossain is a Bangladeshi born- Washington, DC based journalist. She spent ten years as a feminist policy analyst on Capitol Hill before going full-time with her writing in 2013. She is the author of the blog, Anushay's Point, and you can catch her work on The New York Times/Women in the World, Forbes, & Huffington Post.

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Charleston Shootings: The Intersection Of Race And Gender

(5) Comments | Posted July 7, 2015 | 5:42 PM

In the aftermath of the Charleston shootings, in which killed nine churchgoers in South Carolina, there has been so much discussion around whether the incident can be labeled an act of terrorism to whether the Confederate flag should still fly. Much of America remains wrapped up in this debate, even...

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Why Amy Schumer Is Your New Feminist Best Friend

(5) Comments | Posted May 29, 2015 | 10:43 AM

If you have been laughing out loud at your computer screen louder than normal over the past few weeks, most likely you have been watching Amy Schumer's hilarious sketches online. From unattainable beauty standards placed on women to how inaccessible birth control remains to having men...

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Knowing Why We Celebrate International Women's Day

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2015 | 7:48 AM

Women's History Month is officially underway, and next week we celebrate International Women's Day. But how many of us actually know what this day is all about?

International Women's Day began in the early 1900s during a time when American women were becoming more vocal about...

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Adventures in Raising an Asian Feminist Daughter

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 2:20 PM

The other morning, my 3 ½-year-old daughter was throwing a fit about not wanting to go to school.

Because I was trying to put her socks on her feet at the time, she felt it was necessary to grab onto me by the hair and pull as hard as...

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Golden Globes Prove Why Hollywood Needs Feminists

(1) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 9:00 AM

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler just may have given television its biggest feminist evening ever on Sunday.

Saying that audiences were waiting with baited breath to watch the formidable-female duo return to hosting the Golden Globe Awards would be an understatement, and while the power couple did...

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Things Can Only Get Better: How Feminists Rocked 2014

(1) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 4:47 PM

As the year wraps up and our social media news feeds become filled with lists ranging from the year's highlights to the coming year's resolutions, my favorites are ones that catalogue just how hard 2014 rocked for feminists.

"It's clear 2014 was a historic one for feminism," says...

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Stop Labeling Women As Trophies

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 3:49 PM

When I first caught Amal Alamuddin Clooney's pearly whites smiling at me under the headline, The New Trophy Wife, I was elated. I love the positive message the international human rights lawyer's image sets for women and girls, especially when it comes to demonstrating success in both your...

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Business Spice: Why Victoria Beckham's Success Matters For Women

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 12:10 AM

Victoria Beckham is the top entrepreneur in Britain this year according to Management Today who applauds the pop star turned football star wife turned major fashion designer's "acute business sense."

Love her or loath her, you cannot ignore the numbers and Beckham has some impressive ones. With the...

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Pressing Pause: We Should Applaud Facebook and Apple For Paying Women To Freeze Their Eggs

(1) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 4:33 PM

Facebook and Apple reignited the whether or not women can "have it all" debate yesterday by announcing that they would pay the $10,000 price tag that comes with egg-freezing for their female employees. In fact, two of the most culturally powerful companies in the world are...

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Bathroom Break: India's Sanitation Crisis Is Trapping Women in a Cycle of Violence

(50) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 3:43 PM

Last week, the Thomson Reuters Foundation outlined how Bangladesh, India's much poorer and flood-prone neighbor, has had more success building bathrooms for its citizens.

In just over a decade, Bangladesh managed to decrease the percentage of people defecating in the open from 19 percent in 2000 to just...

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A Woman's Job: Kurdish Female Fighters on the Front Lines in Iraq

(6) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 12:55 PM

The one thing everyone can agree about Iraq right now is that it is a mess. However, in the past week, the US military made tremendous gains against the extremist Islamic group, ISIS. But did you know America's greatest ally on the ground are Kurdish military women?


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Nothing But Gold: First Woman Wins Math's 'Nobel Prize'

(1) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 2:04 AM

My personal interest in the field of mathematics was pretty much non-existent until this week when Iranian-born Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman ever to win the prestigious Fields Medal, considered to be the equivalent of mathematics' Nobel Prize.

That fact is also something I had no idea...

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Could the Hobby Lobby Ruling Affect Women Around the World?

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 2:39 PM

When I was growing up in Bangladesh in the early 1980s, I used to imagine America as a feminist utopia. Before I even stepped foot on her soil, I pictured America as a country where women enjoyed full equal rights, especially when it came to controlling their reproductive lives.


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Amal and Angelina: Real Life Wonder Women

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 4:05 PM

What I love more than smart women is smart women working together for a good cause, especially one that demonstrates women's rights are human rights, and this week was the perfect example of what I am talking about. Amal Alamuddin, international human rights lawyer representing UNICEF (oh and George Clooney's...

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Branding Bangladesh: India's Neighbor Is Becoming A Major Startup Hub

(4) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 11:26 AM

Poverty, natural disasters, and cheap labor may be what you would normally associate with Bangladesh, but India's neighbor could be Asia's next major startup hub. "Bangladesh is becoming a land of opportunity," says Samad Miraly, a Canadian-Bangladeshi angel investor based in Dhaka. "It's a place where extraordinary people are doing...

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Women and Multitasking: Asset or Enemy?

(1) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 12:51 PM

Last month, a study by British psychologists confirmed what women have long known that we are, indeed, better at multi-tasking than men. The study did find that both sexes "struggled to cope with juggling priorities," but that men suffered on average more. The psychologists also concluded that men were slower...

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The Reluctant Heroine: Celebrity Aside, Malala's Cause Is Real

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 11:10 AM

Global education champion, Malala Yousafzai stipulated this week that she is not a "puppet of the West," and was indeed, a proud Pakistani girl. It needs no introduction that Yousafzai became an international icon for the struggle millions of girls face around the world to access education after she herself...

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American Woman: How Feminism Is Changing the Identity Discourse

(2) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 2:40 PM

When I was growing up in Bangladesh, you can trust that I never thought I would grow up to be an American woman.

But around the same time I took my citizenship oath last month, the silent commentary many women of color keep to themselves was exposed when blogger Mikki...

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Beyond the Sycamore Trees: What the Turkey Protests Really Represent

(1) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 4:30 PM

At first glance, the recent unrest in Turkey could be mistaken for an uprising elsewhere in the region: People gathering in a large square, expressing their secular-leaning demands through masse protests. But look closer, and you will see that the Turkey uprisings are about issues extending far beyond the Sycamore...

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Media Blackout: Why Is the World Not Acknowledging Shahbagh?

(5) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 4:51 PM

When I was a little girl, I always wanted Bangladesh to be famous. I did not like that whenever people asked me where I was from I would have to explain, "Bangladesh, this tiny country on the East of India." Why could people not just know where my motherland was?

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