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Why we stay silent after sexual assault

Why we stay silent after sexual assault

If you think a prior sexual assault doesn’t disqualify someone from the United States Supreme Court, what are your priorities, I wonder? In the midst of this Brett Kavanaugh confirmation chaos, I find myself perplexed by numerous things, but the question, “Why didn’t Christine Blasey Ford tell her story earlier if it really happened?” is…

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Millennial women are going braless. Feminism?

Millennial women are going braless. Feminism?

Buying a first bra has long been considered a rite of passage for young women. These days, however, it’s the ditching of the undergarment (or wearing wire-free versions) that’s empowering female Millennials. Sure, going braless is nothing new — the concept is at least as old as the women’s liberation movement of the ’60s — but young…

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California’s ‘giant step forward’: Gender-quotas law requires women on corporate boards

California’s ‘giant step forward’: Gender-quotas law requires women on corporate boards

Beginning next year, California’s corporate board rooms will be required to take on a different look. Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed landmark legislation that will require all publicly traded companies with headquarters in California to have at least one woman on their board of directors by the end of 2019. The minimum requisite will…

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Rational Feminist Role Models in Pop Culture

Rational Feminist Role Models in Pop Culture

Photo credit: http://www.westword.com/news/most-nerd-tastic-signs-from-denvers-womens-march-2018-9903076 This January there was a Women’s March that I pretty much ignored due to work and life and having better things to do. I hear this year’s march was much better than last year’s though, so I am almost sorry I missed it. Last year’s march was so much faux outrage that, even…

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Women Can’t Advance In A Corporate Because They Don’t Give A Fuck About Football??

Women Can’t Advance In A Corporate Because They Don’t Give A Fuck About Football??

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A woman walks into a bar. The bartender says, “Sorry we don’t serve women here.” The woman says, “That’s no good. You ought to update your policy, since we make up over 55% of the workforce in the US.” The bartender says, “Fine, but only women that can…

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Here’s How Much A Woman’s Period Will Cost Her Over A Lifetime

Here’s How Much A Woman’s Period Will Cost Her Over A Lifetime

Spoiler: periods are pricy AF! A recent experiment shed light on the “pink tax,” or the price discrepancy that comes with purchasing female-branded products that are essentially identical to male products. But how about the extra cost that comes with a biological function women cannot control? Women’s monthly periods are costing them much more than…

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At Work, Dads Get a Bonus, but Moms Get a Penalty. WTF?

At Work, Dads Get a Bonus, but Moms Get a Penalty. WTF?

Each May, families around the country celebrate Mother’s Day, honoring the special women in their lives. Yet after all the praise we heap on moms, did you know that many can expect barriers in the workforce? Mothers typically are paid only 71 cents for every dollar fathers are paid. It’s called the “motherhood penalty,” and it’s…

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Amazon’s HR boss tells employees it’s ‘wrong’ to deface LGBT posters, months after first incidents

Amazon’s HR boss tells employees it’s ‘wrong’ to deface LGBT posters, months after first incidents

Amazon’s SVP of human resources Beth Galetti said it’s “wrong” to discriminate against others, in response to multiple LGBT pride posters that were defaced in recent months. Amazon’s silence on the issue has sparked a debate inside the company on whether Amazon’s response was adequate, drawing over 100 responses in an internal email thread. The…

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An Honest Conversation With A Successful Business Owner Who’s Also A Single Mother Of 2

An Honest Conversation With A Successful Business Owner Who’s Also A Single Mother Of 2

As much as I love being careful with my money and finding new and inventive ways to budget and save, one of my biggest expenses has always been beauty treatments. I know that some women do their own manicures and color their own hair, but I am happy to pay someone to do it for…

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I Had To Revise My Finances After Becoming A Widow At 26

I Had To Revise My Finances After Becoming A Widow At 26

We planned a life of freedom and thrills. We were going to harness frugality to retire early and spend the balance of life traveling the world and pursuing transient hobbies. My husband died two years ago. At 26, I was a suddenly solo female homeowner and castaway in a state where I had about three…

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