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“[W]e’ve reached a milestone in our nation’s march toward a more perfect union: the first time that a major party has nominated a woman for president.” ~ Hillary Clinton Whether you like her or not, Hillary Clinton is a historic figure in America’s story. Many people, regardless of their politics, see Hillary’s candidacy as something to […]
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“The sex . . . is hereby changed from female to non-binary.” Recently, a judge in Oregon legally recognized a gender other than male or female. “Binary” means “consisting of, indicating, or involving two.” Non-binary gender, then, is something other than two genders. It appears to be a catch-all term referring to various gender identities, […]
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A “bully” is defined as a “blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people.” Does a particular presidential candidate come to mind? [Insert sigh . . . ] I have a love/hate relationship with this political season. Election years are so exciting – just seeing our democratic process in action […]
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“There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other,” says Madeleine Albright, referring to women who do not support Hillary Clinton for president. Oh boy. Two prominent feminists caused quite the controversy around women voters recently: First, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright made the above statement when introducing Hillary at […]
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“To the world, I am an attorney who had an abortion, and to myself, I am an attorney because I had an abortion.” That’s the opening line of an amicus brief filed in the United States Supreme Court regarding Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a case to be heard this term to decide the constitutionality […]
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“We need to be able to have civil conversations in this country about our differences . . . All too often we demonize the messenger, because we don’t like the message.”  ~ Carly Fiorina   In case you missed it, Carly Fiorina and the women of The View had a political debate of their own. […]
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“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”  ~ Benjamin Franklin   I hated being called on in class.  I absolutely loved school and was (almost) always prepared.  Yet I dreaded speaking in class, especially in law school where you were on the spot for the whole […]
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