How Women Can Mobilize Post Election

“We need to do something different tomorrow than we did today. We can’t wait for other people to do it for us. We need to own this.” - Sallie Krawcheck OK, we all know that the Presidential election this year really shook things up. As the dust begins to…

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Grieving on the (M) Train

Back in October, I read M Train by Patti Smith. I picked it up in the airport. I just moved to New York in May, and I commute an hour and a half to work in Brooklyn now. I thought no one could teach me how to be a writer…

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We Are The Future

Nothing could have prepared us for the results of this election. If you were anything like me that night, anxiety was there, but you had a feeling everything would work out in the end, that there were enough of us out there to get us a victory. I spent the…

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The Personal Is Still Political

I have spent the last four years advocating for abortion rights, family planning access, and sex education while attending American University in Washington, D.C. From targeted regulations on abortion providers (TRAP laws) to proposed Title X cuts, the attack on reproductive rights in America is rampant. I have had…

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The New Hillary Clinton Fashion Conversation

As the first female presidential candidate leading a major party ticket, Hillary Clinton is no stranger to critiques, especially when it comes to her fashion choices. Along side any discussion of her latest speech, there is always a commentator remarking on her hair, style, and of course pantsuit choice. Fortunately,…

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She's Stronger Because She's a Woman

Young women who have yet to really enter the work place, or have yet to be in the workplace when they may experience a pull towards family expectations or desires during their late 20s and 30s. As a result they don't see gender or sexism in the same way. They…

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The Most Qualified Candidate

I’m both energized and slightly enraged today by the chatter around Hillary Clinton’s campaign to be our first female President. In considering a candidate I look for intellect, for compassion, for experience, for humor, for empathy, for social skills, for oratory skills, for diplomatic skills. Will I vote…

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All Feminists Are Created Equal (sort of)

Pitting Hillary Feminists against Bernie Feminists, and vice-versa, is the most tactful, Iago-esque undoing of Feminism that I’m convinced only the Internet could summon up, like green smokey witchcraft dissolving into the air from the big black cauldron of the Media. What’s more is it’s become an…

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Times Are Changing

As a member of the Baby Boomer generation and the proud mother of two successful and well educated female millennials (one a new mother), I found this article to be both uplifting and dispiriting at the same time. I want to begin by qualifying that I am Canadian and probably…

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It Matters

So, firstly, this Canadian can’t vote. But, that doesn’t mean I am absent of opinions or an interest in the political happenings of my neighbour to the south. Actually, it is incredibly important that I and many other Canadians monitor what is happening in this election (primaries and…

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