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“I Slapt His Face In Public”: How One Woman Spoke Out Against Harassment In The Past

“I Slapt His Face In Public”: How One Woman Spoke Out Against Harassment In The Past

By Kate Stewart When I began to research Ruth Rappaport’s life, I knew that I would find stories about how she had survived World War II, the 1948 War for […]

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Delve Into The World Of Prohibition & Speakeasies In Author Susanna Calkins’ Female-Driven ‘Murder Knocks Twice’ Book

Delve Into The World Of Prohibition & Speakeasies In Author Susanna Calkins’ Female-Driven ‘Murder Knocks Twice’ Book

The following is an excerpt from award-winning author Susanna Calkins’ new title ‘Murder knocks Twice’, out now from Minotaur Books. Beneath the streets of 1920s Chicago lie a dangerous, glittering […]

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How My Dog Gave Me The Courage To Stand Up Against Sexual Abuse

How My Dog Gave Me The Courage To Stand Up Against Sexual Abuse

By Aysha Akhtar, MD, MPH [CW: Sexual abuse] “I want to show you something.” Uncle Talup approached me as soon as I stepped out of the bathroom of our East […]

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Author Lisa Braver Moss Writes Coming-Of-Age, Vietnam-Era Novel About Surviving Domestic Violence

Author Lisa Braver Moss Writes Coming-Of-Age, Vietnam-Era Novel About Surviving Domestic Violence

The following is an excerpt from ‘Shrug’, a book by Lisa Braver Moss, out on August 13 from She Writes Press. The novel follows a Vietnam War-era teen whose family […]

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Why This CEO Isn’t Afraid Of Being Assertive, Even When Called A “Bitch”

Why This CEO Isn’t Afraid Of Being Assertive, Even When Called A “Bitch”

By Annie Liao Jones It’s widely acknowledged that men and women can do the same exact thing and elicit totally different reactions. The traits that make a man a “perfectionist” […]

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Singer FELIN’s Call-To-Arms In Protest Of The Recent Abortion Bans

Singer FELIN’s Call-To-Arms In Protest Of The Recent Abortion Bans

By FELIN Dear women, We are all writers of history no matter if we realize it or not. Bystanders who stay silent let horrific things happen. By not protesting injustices […]

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The Weight of Shame For Survivors Of Child Sexual Abuse

By Patricia Eagle [TW: child abuse, sexual abuse] At a critical juncture in my life, I realized that continuing to stay quiet about my experiences of sexual abuse could very […]

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Singer Birch On Learning About The Male Gaze And Reclaiming Her Body As Her Own

Singer Birch On Learning About The Male Gaze And Reclaiming Her Body As Her Own

By Birch I was 11 years old when I first understood that my body was not my own. That I did not exist for me, but for the opposite sex. […]

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Author Draws Parallels Between The Women’s Movement Of The 70s & Today’s #MeToo Movement In New Novel ‘Split Level’

Author Draws Parallels Between The Women’s Movement Of The 70s & Today’s #MeToo Movement In New Novel ‘Split Level’

By Sande Boritz Berger If I were still a young girl, I’d probably call him a loser, but because many decades have passed since I last saw him, I’m good […]

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The Common Challenges Faced by Female Entrepreneurs

The Common Challenges Faced by Female Entrepreneurs

By Samatha Frontera When we talk about women in the workplace, there are certain topics that we tend to focus on. This includes the gender pay gap, the glass ceiling, […]

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Author Melanie Benjamin Draws Parallels With The History Of Women In Hollywood & #MeToo, #TimesUp Movements

Author Melanie Benjamin Draws Parallels With The History Of Women In Hollywood & #MeToo, #TimesUp Movements

By Melanie Benjamin There’s a scene in my novel, The Girls in the Picture, that was the most frustrating, and inspiring, scene I’ve written in a novel to date.  And it’s entirely […]

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How One Company Is Stepping Up To The Plate To Amplify The Voices Of Women In Hollywood

How One Company Is Stepping Up To The Plate To Amplify The Voices Of Women In Hollywood

By Dana Corddry There’s a not-so-quiet revolution afoot in Hollywood. And perhaps for the first time in history, women are reaping the benefits. In an environment that can be downright […]

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For American Women, Substance Abuse Is Becoming A Major Problem

For American Women, Substance Abuse Is Becoming A Major Problem

By Jori Hamilton Across the U.S., there are millions of people suffering from some level of substance abuse or addiction. In fact, according to the National Survey on Drug Use […]

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Six Inspirational Women Who Led Startups To Success

Six Inspirational Women Who Led Startups To Success

By Kath Johnson The numbers are startling: women-led startups get just 2% of venture capital funding. Female tech leaders grapple with the same issues faced by women across economic lines: […]

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Why Are “Unlikeable” Female Characters In Books Such a Turn-Off, But Unlikable Males Acceptable?

By Sayde Scarlett The first reviews of my debut novel, ‘Clouds and Earth’, are starting to come in. It seems everyone agrees: my main character, Sandy Attiyeh – whom I […]