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Dress to Impress: Taking Pride In Queer Fashion

Mandy Dean – Washington, D.C.

June isn’t just for poolside BBQs, extravagant summer travel and sangrias in the sand. June also marks the anniversary of  the 1969 Stonewall Riots in Manhattan, a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement here in the United States.

“Gay Pride Day,” originally a single celebration observed the last Sunday of June, has sparked an expansion of the holiday itself— and we now have series of events celebrating the LGBTQ community.

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5 Groups to Give To this Pride Month

Becka Wall | @beckawall

Society has made great strides in treating those in the LGBTQ community with dignity and respect – in 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was legal in the united states, proclaiming that “love is love.”

It was a beautiful moment in U.S. politics – with couples crying, rushing to wed, and celebrating outside the Supreme Court.

But the fight for equality isn’t over.

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Happy Pride Month!

Team Moxie

Hi Moxie Readers!

As many of you know, June marks LGBTQ+ Pride month – a time to celebrate progress and to mark how far we still have to go until the LGBTQ community will finally be treated as full equals in society.

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Feminist movies for your next Netflix marathon

Becka Wall – @beckawall

It’s Friday at 5 PM. You’re wiped from battling the patriarchy all week and cancelled all your plans for the evening. Your Thai food order is placed and your glass of wine is poured. Now the questions that plagues us all: what should I watch?

If you’re ready for something to empower you to keep resisting, fear not. We’ve got you covered.

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Bringing Gender Into It

Becka Wall – @beckawall

House Republicans passed a health care bill last week that, among other things, would “defund” Planned Parenthood, kick 24 million Americans off health insurance and allow states to charge those with “pre-existing conditions” higher premiums.

So what, exactly, are pre-existing conditions? The list is long – more than 50 conditions, from acne to thyroid disorders – but apparently things that are part of everyday life for many women are included, like having a heavy period, postpartum depression, giving birth via c-section and pregnancy.

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There’s An App for That: Breaking Up Without Breaking Down

By Alexis Cheney – @akcheney

With dating often comes heartbreak, and we sometimes deal with the excruciating pain of break-ups in unhealthy ways: rebound hookups, eating tubs of ice cream while binge-watching TV, fixating on our hang-ups and convincing ourselves we are unworthy of love… the list of self-destruction goes on.

 

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Ellevest Empowers Financial Investing for Women

By Mandy Dean — Washington, D.C.

When it comes to investing money and setting financial goals, millennials are behind. But most alarming is the difference in which young men and women approach their own financial planning. Though equally educated, women are often met with different workplace realities than men – fewer opportunities for promotion or advancement and, of course, that pesky phenomenon known as the “gender pay gap” – thus they find investing earnings using the same strategies as men can be less than beneficial.

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50 Years Later: First Woman to Officially Run Boston Marathon Returns

By Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

50 years ago, the cameras captured Kathrine Switzer being harassed by Race Director Jock Semple while running the Boston Marathon: “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers,” he yelled, echoing the common thought of the time that sports of such caliber were only meant for men.

Not only did she finish the Boston Marathon then, and 39 other marathons afterwards, but Switzer returned to complete the marathon on April 17 at age 70, running her fastest marathon in 46 years.

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#WorthIt: Get Cool Stuff and Give to Planned Parenthood

Becka Wall – @beckawall

President Trump recently signed a bill allowing states to withhold Title X funding, which goes toward family planning clinics, from any clinic that provides abortion – particularly Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest reproductive health care provider. Four million people depend on Title X clinics, and 1.5 million of those depend directly on Planned Parenthood for everything from STI testing, pap smears, affordable birth control, cancer screenings and yes – abortion.

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