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Do We Need a Mother-in-Chief?

I look forward to the day when a professionally accomplished, female public servant can give an exhilarating and convincing presidential endorsement speech on behalf of another highly qualified female candidate and not have the speech be overshadowed by predictable themes of maternalism.

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Philadelphia Freedom: Celebrating and Redefining Motherhood at the DNC

At the DNC, we are witnessing the sheer power of motherhood itself as a potent and powerful vehicle for social change.

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RNC Speakers by the Numbers

Of 105 speakers, 29–or 28 percent–were women; 76–or 72 percent–were men.

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The Tampon Ticket

Donald Trump’s selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence for VP has observers puzzling through the similarities and differences between the candidates. There’s one unexpected and oddly ironic commonality that the two men share: menstruation.

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It’s Politics. What Does Motherhood Have To Do With It?

For women in politics, motherhood is too often used as an indicator of compassion and concern for the future. These are laudable qualities, but motherhood is not a necessary condition for inhabiting them—and when we assume that it is, everybody loses.

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India’s New Anti-Rape Policies Leave Some Women At Risk

The ultimate goal will always be to build a culture where women don’t need panic buttons. In India, and elsewhere, that means doing a lot more work.

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A (Queer) Midsummer Night’s Dream

Just why does A Midsummer Night’s Dream lend itself so well to queer reinterpretations?

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Contraceptive Information and Access Saves Afghan Women’s Lives

Despite some improvement, Afghanistan has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world. One of the biggest contributors is a lack of access to and knowledge of contraception in the region.

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NEWSFLASH: Activists in Wichita Are Mobilizing Against Anti-Abortion Extremists

The Feminist Majority Foundation has launched a multi-platform campaign pushing back against the influx of anti-abortion groups coming to Wichita.

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All-Woman Exhibition Explores Art as Activism

How do we effect positive change through art? In this exhibition, self-identified women artists responded to this question.