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5 Groups to Give To this Pride Month

Becka Wall | @beckawall

Society has made great strides in treating those in the LGBTQ community with dignity and respect – in 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was legal in the united states, proclaiming that “love is love.”

It was a beautiful moment in U.S. politics – with couples crying, rushing to wed, and celebrating outside the Supreme Court.

But the fight for equality isn’t over.

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Happy Pride Month!

Team Moxie

Hi Moxie Readers!

As many of you know, June marks LGBTQ+ Pride month – a time to celebrate progress and to mark how far we still have to go until the LGBTQ community will finally be treated as full equals in society.

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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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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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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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What being single for so long taught me

Mary Ruland | @IRuleThisLand__

For as long as I can remember, I was forever single. I had moments of complete satisfaction being alone. Other times, I found myself swiping right on dating apps,  hoping to find a perfect match. Through it all, I always seemed to look at relationships as something I could do, but not something that would make or break me. I managed to find my own way around in this world, and having someone along for the ride seemed nice, but not a necessity.

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