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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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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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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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Beauty and the Beast

By Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

The long-awaited “Beauty and the Beast” live-action film finally hit theaters this past weekend and 90’s kids everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief into jumbo buckets of popcorn. Not only was this musical as good as the animated original, but it expanded the feminist premises established in its 1991 counterpart regarding the traditional princess perception.

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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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5 Ways You Can Honor #DayWithoutAWoman

Becka Wall – @beckawall

The Women’s March has announced the next day of collective action is today. The organizers behind the event are calling for women across the country to go on strike, showing the country where it would be without the contributions of women to society.

If striking isn’t an option for you, never fear. There are other ways to support the movement:

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What Adele Can Teach Us About Being Intersectional Feminists

Becka Wall – @beckawall

During Sunday night’s GRAMMYs ceremony, Adele won the title of “Album of the Year” for her album “25.” While Adele’s album was AMAZING, and certainly deserved much of the accolade it received, this felt like a major snub to Beyonce’s “Lemonade” – her album from 2016 that was part music, part feature-length film and 100 percent a creative, groundbreaking work of art.

In her acceptance speech, Adele acknowledged this. She did so without denigrating her own art – which was also worthy and important of recognition. How did she do this?

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Women’s March Organizers Call for Strike

By Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

What would it be like if women across the United States threw up their hands and said they weren’t going to stand for unequal treatment anymore? How would it affect the economy? How would it affect industry progress? The organizers of the Women’s March plan to find out.

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Moxie Cofounder Featured on Not Another Millennial Blog

Our own cofounder, Becka Wall, shared her experience at the Women’s March on Washington with Not Another Millennial Blog. Check out what she had to say here.

 

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