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Despite Trump’s praise of Rob Porter, domestic violence remains a deadly threat

The emerging facts and photos about former White House staff secretary Rob Porter spell out a dark truth about the prevalence of domestic abuse. It happens no matter how “strong” women are. White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway foolishly argued in a CNN interview that White House communications director Hope Hicks, who is dating Porter, […]

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Mothers against gun violence running for office (UPDATE)

Fighting for legislative action against gun violence always seems like an uphill battle. But at least some activists are going a step further and running for office to try to pass common-sense gun safety laws. Take Lucia McBath. She lost her son, Jordan Davis, in 2012 when a white driver approached the vehicle Jordan was in […]

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#WomensMarch2018: A laser-like focus on voting

Last year’s Women’s March was an angry reaction to the election of Donald Trump. This year’s march was about taking back power and voting. That was the general theme and feeling of the marchers at this year’s Women’s March in Chicago, which had the theme, “March to the Polls.” We just got back from marching […]

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We need more women in power. In media, government, entertainment…

It’s not about sex. It’s all about power. Matt Lauer is out at The Today Show after what NBC called a “review” of sexual misconduct at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. His actions were a “clear violation of our company’s standards,” says an NBC story. Details about Lauer’s behavior — the alleged sexual assault of a […]

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I’m ready for a world with women in charge

Not a day goes by without a new revelation of sexual assault or harassment by some man in a position of power. Men in politics. Men in the entertainment world. Men in business. Men in media. Famous comedians. Senators and congressmen. Little-known legislators. Otherwise-well-respected reporters, and some who weren’t so respected. Top executives at top […]

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#MeToo: Why Harvey Weinstein story makes women feel like victims all over again

The infuriating news about the years of sexual harassment women suffered at the hands of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein hits home for women everywhere. A show of hands of how many women have ever been on the receiving end of unwanted sexual attention from men would likely yield unanimous results. It’s no surprise that #MeToo started trending […]

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It’s #InternationalWomensDay. Who’s a great woman in your life?

No doubt your social media feeds are being filled with reminders of the many women who have shaped the world. Writers, scientists, government leaders, artists, successes in businesses. But true mentors are women who served as close-up role models. It might have been a teacher, a mother, an aunt, a grandmother, a friend, a neighbor. […]

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Why Hillary Clinton will succeed as president: She listens

When you think of Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, chances are you think of her at a scene like the one above. In a diner or a cafe. In someone’s living room or kitchen. In a small group or on a small stage. Around a table, taking people’s questions and listening to people’s concerns. […]

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Women for Hillary Clinton: We get the job done

The headline is appropriating a line from “Hamilton” when Alexander Hamilton and Marquis de Lafayette rap/sing about how they will win the Battle of Yorktown and ultimately the Revolutionary War: “Immigrants: We get the job done.” In this election, it’s going to be all about women power. This goes beyond stating the obvious. It’s not […]

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Thanks, Sen. Mikulski. But women in Congress have a long way to go

With the announced retirement of Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Congress will lose its longest female serving member. But there’s still an enormous gender gap in our country’s legislative branch. There are currently 20 women senators (20 percent) and 84 women in the House of Representatives (19.3 percent, and some of those women are non-voting representatives). […]

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