What Does a “Young Feminist” Icon Have To Say at 40? F’Em!

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Jennifer Baumgardner came to fame in 2000 with Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism and the Future, cowritten with Amy Richards. Defining a “third wave” of feminism, Manifesta proved its staying power, ranking number 21 in the Ms. Blog’s recent “best feminist books of all time” reader’s poll. So what does a spokesperson for young feminism do […]

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Could Be Decided Tonight

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Want to help the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell? The vote on it might take place this very night as part of a larger defense bill, so things are moving fast. According to the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, the vote is too close to call and the following senators are particularly needed: Susan Collins […]

On Hanukkah, Igniting Feminism

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Hanukkah has come early this year, and the National Council of Jewish Women is doing more than lighting the menorah and exchanging presents. Using the Festival of Lights as a deeper symbol, the group has set up special Hanukkah e-cards on their site, inviting people: Be the shamash (the candle that lights the others) by […]

Domestic Violence in 300 Words or Less

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For Domestic Violence Awareness Month this past October, Deborah Siegel prompted the 12,000 members of SheWrites, an online community for women who write, to: In 300 characters or less, narrate a nugget about a woman who survived. She may be your sister, your friend, the woman next door. She may be a character in your […]