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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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What to Expect for Women’s Reproductive Health in 2017

By Alexis Cheney – @akcheney

In the first month of Donald Trump’s presidency, the ground has seemed to shake. Trump’s administration has smashed our civil and human rights to the ground, attempting to take women’s reproductive rights backwards instead of forwards. Let’s take a look at just how:

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Safe Bars Program Teaches Bartenders Sexual Harassment Intervention

By Mandy Dean – Washington, DC

You’re ready.

Your phone—charged. Your hair—straightened. Your outfit—on fleek. The DC bar scene ain’t ready for your shine tonight, girl. Meeting your college friend for drinks downtown is just what you need after a long week of office hustle.

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Women’s Wrestling To Make History Sunday

Nick Nelson – Alexandria, VA

Two things will occur this coming Sunday in professional wrestling that have never happened before. For the first time in wrestling history, two women, Sasha Banks and Charlotte Flair, will fight a “Hell in a Cell” match, headlining a major professional pay-per-view. Continue reading “Women’s Wrestling To Make History Sunday”

New Kid in the Cubicle: Reflections On Entering the Wonky Workforce

By Alexis Cheney – @Alexis-Cheney

I started my first full-time job as a paralegal in the Department of Justice a little more than two months ago. After graduating from college, I spent months anticipating the monumental debut of my professional career. What exact projects would I work on? Who would be my colleagues? What would my office look like? A host of unknowns flickered vaguely in the distance until they blinded me when I walked through the office door on my first day. Continue reading “New Kid in the Cubicle: Reflections On Entering the Wonky Workforce”

Gun Ownership Increases Among Women

By Elaina Moradi – Moxie Intern

More women are turning to the use of firearms for self-defense and the safety of their families in and out of the home. In the past five years, 18 percent of women have become more interested in gun ownership, resulting in 12 percent of women owning a gun and 32 percent of women living in a household with a gun.

Why the increased interest? Fear. Continue reading “Gun Ownership Increases Among Women”

Sexual Assault Remains Concern for College Students

By Elaine Moradi – Moxie Intern

When Ali (last name omitted for safety reasons) started college at Johns Hopkins University, all that was on her mind was if she’d get along with her roommate and what clubs she would join. But among the back-to-school notebooks and pens on her shopping list, her father had added pepper spray, written in red pen, to the list. He was thinking about what many forget – college-age women are three times more likely to experience sexual violence. Continue reading “Sexual Assault Remains Concern for College Students”

Home Sweet Haven

By Alexis Cheney – @Alexis-Cheney

Whereas most of my friends’ apartments could have been clipped from the catalogues of Target and Ikea, my friend Dominic’s abode evokes that of a 19th-century gentleman in his golden years.

The apartment’s sophisticated aesthetic blew me away to the extent that I forgot I was in the bachelor pad of a 20-something-year-old…at the center of Washington, D.C.during the country’s  most charged political period in four years. When I stepped into his apartment, I stepped out of the metropolis’ mania. Continue reading “Home Sweet Haven”

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