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The Forgotten Victims of Trump’s Post Election

Emma Wall – New York, NY

I could constantly post about every tweet, statement and action Trump does that offends me, but instead I’ll explain how and why Donald J. Trump representing the United States of America is triggering for one in 71 men and one in five women, including myself.

(Trigger Warning: rape, sexual assault) Continue reading “The Forgotten Victims of Trump’s Post Election”

5 Ways to Support the Women’s March from Afar

By Lauren Linhard –

Thousands of women are making plans across the U.S. to travel to D.C. on January 21 for the Women’s March on Washington. It’s a day for women of every background to come together with a bold message for the Trump Administration – women’s rights are human rights.

As incredible as the march is shaping up to be, not everyone has the means or availability to attend. But don’t worry! Here are five ways you can take action from home to support the Women’s March on Washington. Continue reading “5 Ways to Support the Women’s March from Afar”

Will the Real Rosie Please Stand Up?

By Lauren Linhard –

Rosie the Riveter is one of the most prominent images representing the women’s right’s movement throughout history. Originally designed as a poster to encourage women to join the workforce during World War II, Rosie has continued to inspire the “We Can Do It” attitude for generations as women fight for equality.

But who is Rosie? And where exactly did that iconic polka dot bandanna come from? Continue reading “Will the Real Rosie Please Stand Up?”

Three Policies Bound for Change in Trump Administration

By Alexis Cheney – @akcheney

Now that Americans have elected a president who has sexually assaulted women, feminists are wondering one thing: How will Trump’s presidency impact women’s rights? Since Trump promised to amend the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), which covers birth control for women, many women are rushing to the Gynecologist for IUDs. Are women right to worry that Trump’s election will impede their access to birth control? How – exactly – will Trump’s election impact women’s rights and how can you take stand? Continue reading “Three Policies Bound for Change in Trump Administration”

#WorthIt: Get Organized in the New Year

Becka Wall – @beckawall

You’ve unceremoniously kicked 2016 to the curb and are ready to take on 2017. Now it’s time to get organized and make the most of it! Here are a few items to add to your post-holiday sale shopping list to make every day #worthit. Continue reading “#WorthIt: Get Organized in the New Year”

Know the Players for Your Online Dating Game

By Lauren Linhard –

The holiday season is officially over and the season of New Year’s resolutions has taken it’s place. Among the weight loss, budgeting and new career goals set for 2017, you might be a single lady planning to expand your dating game.

The easiest way to jump start this specific resolution is to create an online dating profile. Let’s face it, we’d all rather meet someone in person, but the more than 49,000,000 people using online dating ups the ante for you to meet your special someone….and most likely a whole lot of other someones along the way.
Continue reading “Know the Players for Your Online Dating Game”

Men Step Up as Allies in Women’s Fight for Empowerment

By Elaina Moradi – Moxie Intern

“Grab my wrist,” Amanda Costopoulos, 20, said with excitement in her eyes. When her boyfriend grabs her, she moves so swiftly everyone in the room is left dumbfounded when he ends up being the one on the ground.

Costopoulos is one of many women who take self-defense classes at the Academy of the Holy Cross in Maryland.

“My grandpa was always the one who told me I had to take a self-defense class,” Costopoulos said. “He said I needed to be able to protect myself and be independent so I wouldn’t have to rely on anyone other than myself in bad situations.” Continue reading “Men Step Up as Allies in Women’s Fight for Empowerment”

Breaking the Cycle of Body Negativity in Women

By Lauren Linhard –

Livia Haines looked down at the table and blushed as her friends waited for her to answer the question – What is something you like about yourself? At 14 years old, she and her friends, Katie Mauldin, 15, and Baleigh Geiman, 14, have spent the past school year trying to find their place as high school freshmen.

“Well, I guess I like my eyes,” Haines said, looking at her girlfriends for approval, “And I’m trustworthy, which I think is important.”

The other girls were just as hesitant to discuss what they were confident about in themselves, even as the things they disliked came so easily to them – their skin, body size, lack of athletic abilities. Continue reading “Breaking the Cycle of Body Negativity in Women”

Texas Law Requiring Burial of Fetus Remains Halted

By Elaina Moradi – Moxie Intern

Texas state government is waiting for approval of a new regulation that would require facilities which provide abortions to pay for the burial or cremation of fetal remains.

The new law  was almost passed earlier this month in Texas to “protect the dignity of the unborn,” while other states, including Arkansas, Louisiana and Indiana, have similar laws in place. Many argue such requirements are designed simply to make the abortion process harder that it already is for women. Continue reading “Texas Law Requiring Burial of Fetus Remains Halted”

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