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Yoga Pants Aren’t The Problem — Policing Women’s Bodies Is.

Lately, clothing items like leggings and yoga pants have been labeled as the bad guy. Their tight nature clings to body parts and makes the opposite sex think dirty thoughts. Instead of telling the pe…

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Why Rape Victim Emma Sulkowicz Is Our Hero

No one should ever have to be afraid of speaking up. "There's a reason survivors choose not to go to the police, and that's because they're treated as the criminals ... The rapists are innocent until…

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5 Things You Need to Know About Women’s Equality Day

Did you know that here in the United States, August 26 is Women's Equality Day? This day marks the day, August 26, 1920, that women in the United States were granted the right to vote by the passag…

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Hey Lady, Vote Here Often?

The debates are over, early voting has begun, and the election season is drawing to a close. I think I speak for all Americans when I say, “It’s about damn time.” Someday when we look back at E…

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He’s Got Binders Full of Women

Some things seem to take on a life of their own, especially online. Tonight, it was binders full of women. Stemming from tonight's (Oct. 16) town hall presidential debate, the quote was part of Mit…

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7 Self-Protection Tips for Women

Even the most confident and fearless woman occasionally experiences a moment that makes her genuinely fearful. Perhaps it happens as she’s walking home alone—she sees a shadow moving too quickly, a …

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Is Having Kids A Necessity To ‘Having It All’?

By Lisa Steadman for YourTango.com. Ever since Anne-Marie Slaughter's article Why Women Still Can't Have It All appeared in the July issue of The Atlantic, I've been fired up and pissed off ... bec…

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We Need More Women In Power

"I intend to become a woman of influence." | Support Ayo's Intent With his ridiculous comments about rape, Rep. Todd Akin (R) brought to light an important issue - the lack of women in our government…

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Jerry Sandusky & Sexual Abuse

By Mallika Chopra I was on a panel last year with four amazing women -- women who were entrepreneurs, leaders, change makers for good in their communities. I was in awe of each one as they spoke ab…

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Safe Haven Serves Pets and People

The Wisconsin Humane Society is partnering with a local domestic violence shelter to offer safe haven program for pets of domestic abuse victims. Photo Credit: jasminejennyjen via Flickr. US News V…

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