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It matters that Hillary is a woman.

I support Hillary Clinton because she is a woman. Gender is not the sole reason I support her (I certainly would not vote for Sarah Palin or Carly Fionina), but I won’t pretend that Hillary’s gender doesn’t matter to me*. I don’t believe that … Continue reading

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Because compassion is not a finite resource

Earlier this weekend, writer, professor, social activist, and feminist Roxane Gay wrote an Op-Ed for the NYT titled “Of Lions and Men: Mourning Samuel DuBose and Cecil the Lion.” I enormously respect her message, and it is an important one … Continue reading

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Double standards: being a daughter

Note/warning: I started writing this post, intending for it to be some sort of feminist diatribe about the double standards applied to daughters and sons, using my own experiences as examples, but it turned into more of a personal retrospective … Continue reading

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