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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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6 Steps to Help Your Parents Plan for Their Golden Years

By Alexis Cheney – @akcheney

It was only when my dad called from a hospital bed after driving his mower off the ledge of his yard and onto a rocky ravine did I consider my parents — already 78 and 63 — will not live forever.

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The Myth that Keeps Women from Running for Office

By Mandy Dean – Washington, DC

2016: The year America determined explicit proof that someone is a misogynist is not a disqualifying factor to be Leader of the Free World.

Secretary Clinton possessed extensive knowledge of foreign diplomacy, domestic policy and drew from a record of life in public service. No one can refute Donald Trump’s opponent was a uniquely qualified presidential candidate.

But she was also not a man.

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Can you sell feminism?

Becka Wall – @beckawall

Equality is IN, and brands are doing all they can to cash in on that. Missoni put Women’s March pussy hats on their models at Fashion Week. Budweiser’s Superbowl ad this year said “wassup?” to an inspiring immigration story. AirBNB took a stance for diversity, with an ad called “We Accept.”

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