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Helen Cordes
Helen Cordes is the editor of the national print bimonthly New Moon Girls and has written and edited for many publications including Utne Reader, Mother Jones, The Nation, Sierra, Parenting, and others. She has written two books for girls, Girl Power in the Mirror and Girl Power in the Classroom (Lerner Publications, 2000). Her writing passion is exploring the many simple transformative ways better parenting can benefit children, parents, and the culture. She and her husband Eric have two daughters.

Entries by Helen Cordes

Everybody! Wear The Pants on June 11

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 6:48 PM

Why wear pants on June 11? Because for females, wearing the pants is STILL not a universal freedom. So, when you wear pants this Thursday -- thanks! -- tell people that.

We at New Moon Girls invented Wear The Pants Day five years ago because we...

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Calling All Females: Wear the Pants on June 11

(27) Comments | Posted June 4, 2010 | 1:40 PM

Next Friday, June 11, wear the pants. Why? Because if you're a female, you can.

Or can you? New Moon Girls, the feisty and fun feminist magazine and online community made by and for girls, wants females to observe "Wear The Pants Day" next Friday because girls and...

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Rethink Pink NOW! Saner Solutions to Breast Cancer, Part 2

(1) Comments | Posted October 22, 2009 | 5:51 PM

[Part 2]

Reconsider Cancer Detection

Mammograms are important, and screening mammograms are particularly crucial when they're the only way to catch women whose poor access to health care and information results in cancer detection at a more advanced stage. Women at high risk because of genetic and family history reasons...

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Rethink Pink NOW! Sane Solutions To Breast Cancer

(1) Comments | Posted October 21, 2009 | 11:52 PM

[Part 1 of 2]

One in eight. Such is the stark stat about an American woman's chance of a breast cancer diagnosis, and it's a constant backbeat to a pink whirlwind of walks, runs, and loads of pink purchases this month, which marks the 25th anniversary of October's National Breast...

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Buzz-free Prom and Graduation Parties? Let's Create Substance ed That Actually Works

(1) Comments | Posted June 3, 2009 | 8:40 PM

This prom and grad season, parents at high schools across the country poured hundreds of thousands of dollars--likely millions all told, with the typical party cost running from $10,000-$60,000--and countless volunteer hours into posh post-prom and post-graduation parties designed to entice teens to forego alcohol and drugs for one...

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"First Dude": Feminist Hero for Us All?

(8) Comments | Posted September 8, 2008 | 6:46 PM

Rejoice, fellow female citizens! Double Standard Numero Uno -- that women
simply can't simultaneously be mommies and say, vice-presidents -- is
officially dead! At long last, the Double Standard's longtime standard
bearers have acquiesced, enthroning Sarah Palin as their Official
Feminist Icon and angrily excoriating anyone...

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