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Video: Group Intervention: Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Abuse

“Group” follows three convicted abusers as they confront the attitudes and beliefs that led to their violence, with the help of a compassionate group therapy facilitator. This video won the … Continue reading

January 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Elizabeth Romero: Perspective

The woman who lived here before me was Spanish. I have found her attempts to battle the roaches pasted under the heater and sink, have swept dried beans and rice … Continue reading

August 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Julie Matthaei: Feminism and Revolution — Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Why we must reach beyond a politics that views feminism as a struggle of women against oppression by men for a solidarity politics that seeks to end all forms of oppression. Orla … Continue reading

August 21, 2018 · 1 Comment

Eileen McCabe: We are all Pro-Choice

Who among us can say that we know another person’s challenges and conscience, and that we can judge for her? On July 9, 2018,  President Trump selected Brett Kavanaugh as … Continue reading

July 26, 2018 · 1 Comment

Sandy Solomon: Little Letter to the Future III

In our time, neighbors posted names and addresses of abortion nurses, doctors; names of doctors’ kids, their schools. One website   ran red with animated blood. Doctors died: Gunn, Britton, … Continue reading

July 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Molly Fisk: Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Yesterday a young man called me sweetheart and then widened his eyes and asked “Is that OK, to call you sweetheart? I call everyone I like sweetheart, even the men.” … Continue reading

June 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Joan E. Bauer: Tribal

Grandpa Joe was nearly born in steerage from Palermo, but landed in Texas.   He loved watching Jimmy Durante on TV. The Great Schnozzola, a man of his tribe.   … Continue reading

May 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jill S. Greenlee: Women on the 2018 ballot are busting perceptions of motherhood and leadership

. Motherhood is taking center stage in U.S. politics. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, the first United States senator to give birth while in office has been seen on Capitol Hill with … Continue reading

May 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ellen McGrath Smith: Tammi Jo Schults

To be a woman of a certain age the day the hero pilot is a woman! As though, suddenly, a failsafe illusion just evaporates:   There is a type of … Continue reading

April 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Audio: Patsy Cline — “Crazy”

. Patsy Cline (Virginia Patterson Hensley 1932 – 1963) was an American country music singer. Part of the late 1950s/early 1960s Nashville sound, Cline successfully crossed over to pop music and was … Continue reading

April 14, 2018 · 2 Comments

Phoebe Cirio: Stormy Speaks Out

Stormy Daniels has told her story. She, like perhaps many other women, was driven to Donald Trump’s preferred bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The purpose of the visit ostensibly … Continue reading

March 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Marie Berry & Erica Chenoweth: Why training women in nonviolent resistance is critical to movement success

In the year since Trump’s inauguration, we have seen an outpouring of popular mobilization in resistance to his administration’s policies. Crowd estimates suggest that 5.2-9 million people took to the … Continue reading

February 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ellen McGrath Smith: The ascendancy of the word “Douchebag”

can be attributed to Twitter and other social media. Compared to other obscene slurs predating the Internet, “douchebag” enjoys much more frequency and vehemence. It’s fun and satisfying for the … Continue reading

February 17, 2018 · 6 Comments

Bernice Yeung: The Women #MeToo Leaves Behind

Another day, another startling story about sexual harassment, or worse. The reality is that every day, about 50 people experience extreme sexual harassment when they are sexually assaulted or raped on the … Continue reading

December 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

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