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My Kind of Feminism

In class today, a Professor of mine mentioned an article published by The Atlantic, titled "Why Women Can't Have it All". While I know this story may resinate with many women trying to balance a career and family, my Professor explained why it shouldn't be a representation of feminism. WhiIe have respect for the article and realize that balancing "it all" is a real life concern for women, I am…
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Mark your Calendars!

As the new Outreach Intern I am so excited to announce I landed my first tabling event! Come support the MWC and hear a little bit more about what we do by coming to Women Run the Cities on Sunday, September 23rd! Women Run the Cities is a 10 mile run & 5k walk/run for women who make a difference in the Twin Cities community. All proceeds go to the Ann Bancroft Foundation (one of our…
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Actually, Grandma, Guns DO Kill People.

I live in North Minneapolis.  I own a home there, and I try to take good care of that home, and I know that there are lots of other homeowners – well intentioned family-oriented people – in my neighborhood and the larger community of North Minneapolis – who, like me, are trying to revitalize the Northside and make it safer for children, families, and other nice folks.  I would even…
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Buzzworthy – Time to Play Catch-up, Y’all.

Hello avid readers, I know I've been a little tardy with the Friday Buzzworthy posts.  If you're like me, you don't have much time during the week to keep up on all the local and national news.  So I've wrangled up some of the most buzzworthy headlines of the week for your reading convenience.  Some are infuriating, some are inspiring.  But they're all worth a quick read - and you'll…
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Buzzworthy

Hey folks!  It's Friday and that means it's time to catch up on headlines you might have missed this week. In case you hadn't heard, American women's reproductive rights are under attack. On a brighter note, a school is actually getting smart about preventing teen pregnancies and STIs by providing free condoms to students! We found out that the Komen Foundation/Planned Parenthood debacle was the result of pressure from the Catholic Church.  Shocking! Oh…
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White Dudes Can’t BeatBox and Blowjob Shots Dehumanize Women: The Sad Truth About The Shout House(!)

You know how sometimes you’re forced to participate in something that you just know is going to be terrible? Say, like me, you have to go to your butch-identified partner’s brother’s fiancée’s bachelorette party. As a queer person, I already feel pretty alienated by this stuff. I honestly can’t even fathom how someone who transgresses conventional gender norms might feel under these circumstances. But, generally, we act excited and participate…
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Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act Values Men’s, Grandparents’ Wishes Over Pregnant Women’s Health and Agency

Among the barrage of new legislation at local and national levels that threaten women's right to choose, as well as access to contraception, there's an especially offensive bill making its way through the US House of Representatives, even as I write this very article.  The atrocious Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act that would allow would-be fathers and grandparents to prevent a pregnant woman from having an abortion by obtaining a legal injunction, the…
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Headlines: What You Might Have Missed This Week

Here are some highlights from the first week of 2012: "Employed Students Workload Puts Studies at Risk" Women are attending college in record numbers and in Minnesota students are working more than ever before to help finance their education. Check out how college students are doing double duty - work and school - in this MPR article. "Why There's No Such Thing as 'Reverse Racism'" Our society still struggles with…
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Feminist or Capitalist?

In America, one of the most capitalist societies in the world, what is always on every one’s mind? Money. How to make money, how to make more money, it is ALL ABOUT THE MONEY. And let's be real, unless you plan on living like Jack Kerouac, you need money. It literally is what makes the world go round. Capitalism, in theory, gives everyone the opportunity to make money. Beautiful right?…
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A New Connection

Circle Connections is an "online connective force" that promotes a 'Power-with' philosophy rather than the 'Power-Over' model associated with heierarchies. They are currently promoting a new program devoted to gathering grassroots women in order to identify local issues and solutions in conjunction with UN Women. According to Ann Smith, Co Director of Cirlce Connections "UN Women's Circles are forming around the world to discern issues and solutions that matter to…
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