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From Title IX to a hockey victory in women’s sports

When the U.S. women’s national hockey team won its standoff with USA Hockey, coming to a deal in their quest for more equity in pay and more support for the women’s national program, I couldn’t help but remember that it wasn’t that long ago when this type of activity would have been unheard of. Professional […]

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Amal Clooney’s baby bump, not ISIS? Let’s leave women’s bodies out of news coverage

You might not have noticed, but a world-renowned lawyer and human rights activist gave an important, impassioned speech at the United Nations on the Islamic State and genocide. That’s because all U.S. and British media could talk about was her yellow dress and her baby bump. Amal Clooney asked the world body to press forward […]

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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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Women are coming for you, Donald Trump

What do you do when you plan for a Women’s March that totaled 22,000 people on Tuesday and the crowd grows to 150,000 by Saturday? Or maybe 250,000? You march on. Just got back from the Chicago event, which was GREAT. Probably the fact that the sun was shining after a few days of rain […]

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Women politicians owe a debt to … Phyllis Schlafly?

Phyllis Schlafly, the grande dame of the anti-feminist movement, has died. So she won’t be around to watch if and when Hillary Clinton is sworn in as the nation’s 45th president on Jan. 20, 2017. Schlafly is being remembered in many ways: as a fervent anti-Communist; as the self-published author of A Choice Not an […]

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Women voters: Their growing influence in politics and policy

In 2016, it’s hard to imagine a time when women in the United States weren’t allowed to vote. Yet it’s been less than a century in this country, and even less than that in other places around the globe, when women weren’t allowed to have a voice at the polls. Women (well, white women, anyway) […]

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