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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”

Cheating, Healing and Growing: A Trust Update

By Jamie Schafer – White Hall, MD

When I last updated you, I was one year past the tragedy that began what has turned into a series about cheating, healing and growing. I’m currently coming up on my one year anniversary with Steven, who I began dating after I discovered my ex, Brandon, was living a double life.

When Moxie Co-Founder and my editor, Lauren, came to me asking me for an update, I thought she wanted me to write about my dreams and plans with Steven, but nope. She wanted to know how I came to trust again after Brandon. This is the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to write. It’s a constant work in progress and to be honest, I didn’t have a choice – I had to trust again. I knew I’d ruin my life if I didn’t. Continue reading “Cheating, Healing and Growing: A Trust Update”

World War II Pilot Wins Final Fight for Equality

By Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

Elaine Harmon’s ashes were laid to rest last week in Arlington National Cemetery, making her as one of the first Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) to be honored at the famous veteran burial site.

Though Harmon may not be a name discussed in history books, she, along with more than 1,000 other women, flew as WASPs during World War II because of a shortage of male pilots. Continue reading “World War II Pilot Wins Final Fight for Equality”

First ESPN female baseball analyst battles sexism on the airwaves

By Nick Nelson – Alexandria, VA

Baseball has countless female fans, but it’s rarely had female commentators. Sure, there are some sprinkled through – Suzyn Waldman, for instance, has been a color commentator for Yankees radio since 2005. But even in the 21st century, where female sports fans are a large marketing demographic, Jessica Mendoza became the first women to provide widespread commentary for ESPN’s MLB coverage in 2015 – a position she now holds full-time with the Sunday Night Baseball team. Continue reading “First ESPN female baseball analyst battles sexism on the airwaves”

France Blames Feminism for Bathing Suit Ban

By Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

There’s the bikini, the tankini and now the burkini – a swimming garment worn by Muslim women to cover everything but the feet, face and hands. However, beach towns in France have started banning the new style, incorrectly citing feminism as the underlying reason for such legal action. Continue reading “France Blames Feminism for Bathing Suit Ban”

About Time: Women Lawyers to be Taken Seriously

By Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

The American Bar Association amended its ethics rules last week to include any sexist comments or actions as professional misconduct. Translation: Female lawyers will no longer be referred to as “honey,” “darling,” “sweetheart” or “cupcake” in the courtroom. Continue reading “About Time: Women Lawyers to be Taken Seriously”

75 Years Later ‘Wonder Woman’ Gets Her Spotlight

By Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

Wonder Woman was welcomed to the pages of DC Comics by heralded superheros Batman and Superman in 1941. Though she was the company’s solution to the blood and violence it was accused of promoting, she represented “a great movement now underway – the growth in the power of women” for Wonder Woman creator Dr. William Moulton Marston. Continue reading “75 Years Later ‘Wonder Woman’ Gets Her Spotlight”

Video: Kansas Women Breaking Legal Barriers

Alisa Morse – Overland Park, KS

We all know that women kick ass. It’s just a fact. I grew up in a family full of women who defied societal norms and broke barriers. That example has spurred my desire to uplift the women in my life and eventually led me to embark on a long-term video project for the women of my home state, Kansas. Continue reading “Video: Kansas Women Breaking Legal Barriers”

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