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Rachel Hawkins

Miss Great Britain; Get With The Times

Rachel Hawkins | June 28, 2016 | Women
Like nearly a million other members of the UK TV viewing public, I've become slightly obsessed with an ITV2 reality TV series this Summer.
Johanna Higgs

The Horror of Sex Tourism in Madagascar

Johanna Higgs | June 28, 2016 | UK
I stayed in a hotel in the center of the sleaze. One of the first things I noticed was a sign on my bathroom door warning me to not bring children into the room for sex. A sign that I guessed had no effect as each day I watched old men coming in and out of the hotel with girls who barely looked 18.
Jodi Meltzer

Jesse Williams Is Right: We Need to Do Better

Jodi Meltzer | June 28, 2016 | Women
Even today, I am sure at least one white person would stare at the black man in the same restaurant, just like my brother did. It's sad, but it's reality. We are not colorblind; we are not all one race. I wish we were, but we are not. Jesse Williams is right.
Alanna Vagianos

Abortion Is Still A Luxury, Not A Right

Alanna Vagianos | June 28, 2016 | Women
If abortion were really a right, we wouldn't charge women to access it. We wouldn't allow laws that enforce waiting periods and mandatory counseling to stand. We wouldn't allow providers to be so thoroughly terrorized that only doctors with exceptionally strong political views are willing to help women exercise their right.
The Cut

Abortion Is Still A Luxury, Not A Right

The Cut | June 28, 2016 | Women
If abortion were really a right, we wouldn't charge women to access it. We wouldn't allow laws that enforce waiting periods and mandatory counseling to stand. We wouldn't allow providers to be so thoroughly terrorized that only doctors with exceptionally strong political views are willing to help women exercise their right.
The Cut

Abortion Is Still A Luxury, Not A Right

The Cut | June 28, 2016 | Women
If abortion were really a right, we wouldn't charge women to access it. We wouldn't allow laws that enforce waiting periods and mandatory counseling to stand. We wouldn't allow providers to be so thoroughly terrorized that only doctors with exceptionally strong political views are willing to help women exercise their right.
Brooke Weglarz

An Open Letter To The Guy Who Sent Me This Message On OkCupid

Brooke Weglarz | June 28, 2016 | Women
I'm sorry you struggle with insecurity like I do. In case you didn't know, your message screams insecurity. Your form of coping seems to be putting others down. Interesting how we all have our struggles.
Julie Greenbaum

It's Been 6 Years Since My Mother Has Known Me

Julie Greenbaum | June 28, 2016 | Women
Last Friday night, I decided to take it easy and opted to stay in bed watching Netflix instead of a night out with my friends bar hopping in West Hollywood. It was also an excuse to spend time on the phone catching up with my younger sister who had recently...
Rani St. Pucchi

The Power of Freedom

Rani St. Pucchi | June 27, 2016 | Women
Life is too short to spend on regrets. Love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don't and send them blessings anyway. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance grab it with both hands. And if it changes your life, let it.
Brynn Tannehill

The 5th Column in Trans Health Care

Brynn Tannehill | June 28, 2016 | Queer Voices
I have seen and heard some truly strange things in my time as an activist.  However nothing was odder than what I experienced at this year’s World Professional Association of Transgender Health conference. A senior psychiatrist and psychologist were on a panel, where they strenuously opposed laws banning reparative therapy,...
Ann Zamudio

Maybe I Misunderstood

Ann Zamudio | June 27, 2016 | Women
I'm so sorry, I must have misunderstood. I must have overheard a tragically ill timed comment between coworkers, and made an assumption.
Annie Grayer

Dear Millennials, Let Hillary Run Like a Girl

Annie Grayer | June 28, 2016 | Women
The fact that millennial voters are resisting to outwardly support Hillary demonstrates the ironic trend in the current, post-feminist movement: modern feminists operate by downplaying outwardly female behaviors.
Ravishly

5 Things To Do When You Feel Bad About Being Single

Ravishly | June 27, 2016 | Women
During times like this, it can start to feel like you're one of the only people who's single. You're happy for those around you (even Diana, who's only been dating this guy for, like, three months), but it's easy to start feeling bad about being on your own.
Patty Eakin

As Heroin Epidemic Rages, Nurses Who Treat Addicts Need Resources -- and Respect

Patty Eakin | June 27, 2016 | Women
Addiction involves a complex interplay of brain circuitry, genetics, and environmental factors. Like other diseases, it can be quiet and barely noticed, or it can tear families apart and turn worlds upside down. My heart has broken as friends and colleagues have suffered through near-fatal accidents and tragic losses.
Megan Dalla-Camina

What To Ask Instead Of 'What Do You Do'

Megan Dalla-Camina | June 27, 2016 | Women
Rethink networking. Rethink how you connect. Think about it. When you meet someone, you want to really meet someone. Not chit chatter. Not engage in exhausting small talk. But really connect. Otherwise what's the point?
Yuliana Salinas

An Open Letter To A Gentrifying Property Developer

Yuliana Salinas | June 27, 2016 | Latino Voices
I hope that the next time you visit, email, or call a Latino family, you have a better speech prepared. "White" people are not the only people that deserve housing, and Latinos are not at the very least deserving of your unsolicited dry speech.
Merima Trako

Why I Think Dixie Chicks Are A True All American Band

Merima Trako | June 26, 2016 | Entertainment
These girls have come long way from the bluegrass band from Texas. They are a true all American band now and proud of it.
Brett Murphy Hunt

The Internet Commenter: A Valuable Cultural Indicator

Brett Murphy Hunt | June 26, 2016 | Women
I've realized that writing an article on the internet is equivalent to throwing yourself to the vultures. They are ready to peck at just about anything with some meat to it. Sometimes, they really tear you apart.
Regan Long

The Brutal Truth About Those Pyramid Schemes

Regan Long | June 26, 2016 | Parents
Whether it be Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, or LinkedIn ... we have been seeing a tremendous shift in peoples' posts, a large percentage of them being women and/or mothers.
Rose Hamid

Open Letter To Reverend Franklin Graham

Rose Hamid | June 26, 2016 | Religion
What you are saying about Islam is dangerous for Muslims, America and the world. Your words fuel hate towards the other and become recruiting tools for terrorist organizations.
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