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Foreign Development and its Impact on Women

(2) Comments | Posted November 1, 2011 | 1:48 PM

Growing up, I heard countless stories of my grandfather's service in WWII. I will never forget how my grandpa's face would light up when he reminisced about he and "the boys" aboard the USS Bogue. I loved seeing my grandfather that happy, so one day I asked him why he...

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Confessions of a Not-So-Lifelong-Democrat

(2) Comments | Posted April 4, 2011 | 9:12 PM

I have a confession to make: I am not a lifelong Democrat. I did not wear a "Tiny Democrat" onesie while my dad marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. My mom did not take me to CR groups. Admittedly, I think it would have been pretty fascinating to be...

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Support the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2010 | 9:19 AM

On September 21, 2010, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed a measure to eradicate child trafficking as well as comprehensive legislation to prevent forced marriage called the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act, thanks to the advocacy and leadership of the internationally-successful CARE organization....

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Health Insurance Reform: Bittersweet for Women's History

(20) Comments | Posted March 23, 2010 | 1:29 PM

The morning after the passage of health insurance reform in the United States feels a lot like the morning of November 5, 2008 in California.

I want to celebrate the successes of the Democratic Party. Our President and our Congress have worked diligently and tirelessly to advance legislation that...

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Los Angeles DNA Testing Debate Should Focus on Getting the Job Done

(1) Comments | Posted January 22, 2010 | 4:20 PM

Modern science has made it possible to bring justice for so many more victims of rape and other violent crimes. Not so long ago, Los Angeles - City & County - had the largest backlog of untested rape kit evidence in the country, amounting to about 12,000 untested kits sitting...

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This is Not My Feminism

(12) Comments | Posted July 6, 2009 | 9:34 AM


I recently celebrated my 27th birthday. Despite becoming ever more aware that I will soon no longer qualify as an official Young Feminist, I joined a friend -- and an audience that included many excited teenagers -- in attending The Veronicas...

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Redefining the Question of Choice

(18) Comments | Posted February 23, 2009 | 4:00 PM

A single mother caring for multiple children on government assistance is facing possible foreclosure and homelessness. She wants to further her education to create an opportunity for a job that will adequately provide for her family. However, living on her own, she has a limited support network. Despite the special...

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A Feminist Convert

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2008 | 9:42 AM

Along with many feminists, I started this election season a proud supporter of Senator Hillary Clinton. And I believe it is because of her commitment - to the Democratic Party, to a better future, to a government that serves and cares for all Americans - that last night was possible....

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What is an American Feminist Today?

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2008 | 6:20 PM

While I've argued that it takes something other than biology to declare someone a feminist, the Palin effect has caused some female leaders to say that the Governor is what a feminist looks like and that she's a brainiac . I'm sure Alice Paul and Susan B. Anthony...

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The Future of Feminism

(8) Comments | Posted October 22, 2008 | 2:36 PM

Although I'm currently the President of the Hollywood Chapter of NOW, today I'm writing as young feminist who cares about the future of feminism.

The chasm between the "Second Wave" and "Third Wave" is growing ever more dangerous. As a young feminist who values the past and cares for...

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