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Viral Content & Social Justice Editor at PolicyMic. Writer, dreamer, social justice advocate and feminist crusader.
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What Is the Wage Gap Costing You Every Day?

(157) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 10:46 AM

What would happen if the wage gap finally disappeared? We know women would be making more money, but how much more would they be bringing home?

By now, you've probably heard depressing statistics like this one: For every dollar a man earns, a woman makes 77 cents. You...

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Why We Love Angry Men, But Hate Impassioned Women

(114) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 11:30 AM

Ever notice how anger helps a man command a room, but it often has the opposite effect for women?

While the former comes off as passionate, the latter is often remembered as emotionally erratic, an outcome predictable enough to make any woman angry. (Can someone say vicious cycle?)

But there...

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Audrie Pott Rape: Viral Rape Is Trending, and We Should All Be Very Worried

(1) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 10:11 AM

*Trigger Warning*

It's a story that's now all too familiar: A young girl is violently gang-raped by a group of boys she knows. People stand by. They don't stop it. One of the offenders snaps a picture of the victim and aggressively disseminates it. It goes viral. And people stand...

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In Defence of Amanda Todd

(7) Comments | Posted October 15, 2012 | 8:19 AM

If you thought Amanda Todd's suicide was the biggest tragedy you'd be reading about this week, think again. News of her death has sparked a flood of online hate and created fertile ground for a new crop of bullies to bloom in the wake of her death, cross-breeding with those...

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London 2012: Why Can't We Out Run Sexism in Sports?

(14) Comments | Posted August 5, 2012 | 7:00 PM

The London 2012 Olympics mark a historical chapter in women's history. For the very first time, each discipline has a female category and every country has sent at least one female athlete. Women's participation in these games is at an all time high and it's definitely reason to celebrate. The...

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Lettre ouverte à Margaret Wente

(17) Comments | Posted May 8, 2012 | 2:30 PM

Je n'ai jamais été d'accord avec vous Margaret Wente. Que ce soit lorsque vous avez comparé l'intimidation sur un lieu de travail à une activité « émotionnellement enrichissante » ou quand vous avez tenté de nous convaincre que le mouvement SlutWalk n'était qu'un divertissement pour des...

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Why Becoming Zeroes Won't Make Us Heroes

(3) Comments | Posted April 16, 2012 | 1:01 PM

Good news! Forget about the threats of an imminent nuclear war or the fact that your right to contraception has become the new hot political topic. Have you heard? Women finally won the sex war! We've shattered the glass ceiling with our leopard print nine-inch stilettos and we've kissed inequality...

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Un bac avec ça?

(31) Comments | Posted March 25, 2012 | 9:40 AM

Cela fait maintenant plus de cinq semaines que la grève étudiante persiste à travers le Québec. Alors que l'on parle d'un « printemps érable», la cause est loin d'avoir un support unanime auprès de la population. Les débats sur la place publique ont été mémorables, enrichissants et nous ont donné...

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Monsieur Limbaugh, les salopes vous disent merci

(10) Comments | Posted March 7, 2012 | 11:19 PM

La journée internationale de la femme est-elle encore nécessaire? Généralement, cette question lance un long débat, mais cette année, il me semble qu'on puisse y répondre très facilement.

Plusieurs ont eu vent de la dernière catastrophe du controversé commentateur radio Rush Limbaugh, à la suite d'une assemblée démocrate visant à...

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Boxer en mini-jupe. Vraiment?!

(5) Comments | Posted February 11, 2012 | 10:30 AM

Élizabeth est responsable d'une pétition ayant recueilli plus de 55 000 signatures, exigeant que L'AIBA reconsidère sa décision suggérant le port de la jupe pour les athlètes féminines aux Jeux olympiques de Londres.

Avec les olympiques qui approchent à grands pas, c'est avec impatience que j'attends l'inauguration de

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Female Boxing: Forced To Wear A Skirt?

(33) Comments | Posted January 18, 2012 | 6:00 PM

With the London 2012 Olympics rapidly approaching, I am eagerly awaiting the inauguration of female boxing as an official discipline. Despite this being a long overdue development, as a beginner to the sport, I am thrilled to see female boxers finally gracing the ring at the most important sporting event...

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