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Another International Women's Day - It's Time

March 8, 2015
Another year, another International Women's Day. But this year feels different. Suddenly gender equality in the United States is a front burner issue. In fact, women's economic empowerment is recognized as central to how we address both income inequality and economic sustainability. Gender issues...

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Teaching Safe Relationships

March 5, 2015
I hope I can be forgiven for daydreaming in the middle of a sentence, some days, as I look at my teenagers. I imagine their gummy newborn grins, their first books or songs or games, and their tentative first attempts at ice skating, before being snapped back to reality by the maturity of their negotiating skills, their budding opinions of the world—including their reminders that they are more grownups than children—and the topics and decisions that affect them right now.

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Celebrate Women's History Month: Take care of yourself

March 3, 2015
A smile spread across Amy’s face as she strolled out of her doctor‘s office with a clean bill of health yesterday. The sun was shining, and tulips were blooming, as her thoughts turned to planting her first crops of the season. “I love growing wholesome berries and vegetables, “ Amy beams. She and...

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Make Me a Woman

February 27, 2015
One of my sheroes is Sojourner Truth. A brilliant but illiterate woman, she was a great orator and powerful presence who possessed great courage and determination. I often wear a pendant with her image and words: “If women want any rights more than they’s got, why don’t they just take them, and not...

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Must Job Seekers Give Employers a Reason to Reject Them?

February 24, 2015
Imagine you’re a warehouse manager. You need a new worker and are choosing between three finalists. All are equally qualified, and all say they can meet the job requirements. But two of them, it turns out, are pregnant. · Danielle is barely five months along, and showing only a little. · At seven...

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How Healthier Kids Can Mean More Money for Schools

February 18, 2015
If you’re a parent or caregiver of a school-aged child, you’re probably familiar with the question, “But do I have to go to school today ?” All kids, no matter how much they like school, sometimes want to spend the day doing other things. (I suppose we don’t really outgrow that urge…) But though...

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Working for a World Where Love Always Wins

February 13, 2015
I want my kids to grow up in a world that embraces all people. It sounds so simple, but, as events of the last few years have shown, making that a reality requires hard work, painful setbacks, and for each of us to step outside of our comfort zones and speak up for what is right. That’s what the...

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Girls In Justice

February 13, 2015
I’m grateful for a powerful new book, Girls In Justice by artist Richard Ross, a follow up to his moving earlier Juvenile In Justice, which combines Ross’s photographs of girls in the juvenile justice system with interviews he gathered from over 250 detention facilities across the United States. If a picture is worth a thousand words, the deeply disturbing photographs speak volumes.

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Looking Behind Prison Walls, Report Exposes Woefully Substandard Health Care for Women in New York

February 12, 2015
Today the Correctional Association of New York released a major report calling on the state to overhaul its substandard health care for the women it imprisons. Reproductive Injustice: The State of Reproductive Health Care for Women in New York State Prisons draws on five years of research,...

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