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“I am woman, hear me roar.” These popular lyrics captured perfectly the tone of the modern feminist movement. Helen Reddy’s song, “I Am Woman,” quickly became feminists’ anthem and synonymous with women’s liberation. It conveyed the idea that women were being freed from “captivity” and that anything (or anyone) standing in their way should watch […]
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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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“There’s no crying in baseball! There’s no crying in baseball!” Can you name the movie? Spring is my favorite season. I just love those first few days when the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the flowers are starting to bloom. It also means that baseball season is here. I am a (relentless) […]
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Women make up less than 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs and about 19% of Congress members. How do women feel about this? Is it a problem that needs to be solved? So, I took a social dance class in college. It was a semester sampling of various types of dances (waltz, two-step, swing dancing, you […]
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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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Feminist. That word is emotionally charged, isn’t it? Some women embrace it proudly and boldly. Others may identify with some feminist ideals but distance themselves from the word. Still other women resent any tie to feminism and see it as an affront to womanhood. And I think most men just run far, far away from […]
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New Year’s Eve. I always have this grandiose vision of what it should look like. The perfect, sparkly dress; a room filled with great friends and laughter; the man of my dreams suddenly appearing just before midnight; peacefully letting go of the past year; joyfully welcoming the new year; dancing in a sea of floating […]
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The Christmas season can be a frosty time of year for single women. Sure, there are plenty of warm and fuzzy songs and movies playing constantly, but who really wants to go walkin’ in a winter wonderland by themselves? Or, roast chestnuts for one? Or, stand under mistletoe alone? Singleness during the holidays is not […]
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