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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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Will And Kate: Why We Must Stop Romanticizing The Raj

(3) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 9:08 AM

Prince William & Kate's recent tour of India & Bhutan was quite a royal success. In an increasingly visual world, the photo opportunities alone of the Royal Couple provided a priceless public relations campaign for the British Royal Family that the world was only too happy to consume.

Even in...

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#TalkToMe: Talking Feminism And Power With My Daughter

(2) Comments | Posted April 5, 2016 | 4:08 PM

As soon as I heard about The Huffington Post's new #TalkToMe series, I knew I wanted to record a conversation with my four-and-a-half-year-old daughter on what else, but my favorite topic: Feminism.

Watch our discussion below on what it means to be a feminist, why girl power matters and the...

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Becoming Munatic: How a Bangladeshi Woman is Changing the Rules of Comedy Online

(1) Comments | Posted February 22, 2016 | 2:59 PM

The fact that women have a harder time cultivating a career and voice in the field of comedy is no secret. Experts point out that despite the major success of some American women, such as Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Chelsea Handler and most recently, Amy Schumer, the majority...

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Obama's First US Mosque Visit: Better Late Than Never?

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 5:43 PM

With all the controversy surrounding whether he himself is actually a Muslim, US President Barack Obama visited the Islamic Society of Baltimore, a 47-year-old mosque with thousands of attendees, for the first time ever during his presidency.

He stated that the purpose of his visit was to...

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America Needs a Female President

(1) Comments | Posted January 12, 2016 | 9:38 AM

One of the things that I love about a brand new year are all the possibilities. That's the great thing about resolutions- they aim to give us hope in everything we can accomplish in the year ahead.

But 2016 is different and in Washington, DC you can feel that...

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Priscilla Chan: Will The First Lady Of Tech Please Stand Up?

(1) Comments | Posted December 11, 2015 | 1:02 PM

Mark Zuckerberg and I are best friends. Well, at least that is what I would like to believe by the number of times he has been appearing on my Facebook newsfeed lately. Mixed in with my real life friends' baby announcements, professional milestones, and kids' birthday party pictures is news...

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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?

Yes,...

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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.

This...

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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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