Four more years!

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I am unapologetically¬†political, and I know this. Living and travelling abroad as an American isn’t always the easiest thing to do. I first went abroad during the Bush years, and I can’t even recall all the crazy questions I’ve been asked about “what Americans do/think/say/have” since I first left my native shores-although the responses and …

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Suffragettes and modern women: fighting the same old fight nearly 100 years later

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Really. Go read this article, and think about why we are still having these same discussions, with such little change in content, nearly 100 years later regarding the rights and abilities of women in America. Think about this when you go to the polls on Tuesday. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/war-on-women-waged-in-postcards-memes-from-the-suffragist-era/ The messages you find on anti-suffrage postcards from …

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Feminist Friday #19 (okay, it’s on a Saturday, sorry)

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I know I know. It has been a loooooong week. But just watch this video and keep on enjoying your weekend:) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M_hcioeOyk] And this article, which appeals to every educational/social justice loving bone in my body. Why is this happening? http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/cook-county-schools-racial-diversity-and-segregation/Content?oid=7669705&showFullText=true

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Feminist Friday #17

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It’s back! After a little break due to vacation and whatever, it’s time to get back on the feminist news track. With (American) election season kicking into high gear, there’s much to be discussed, and most of it is about women’s reproductive rights. Let’s do this. A terrible, terrible Republican actually said that “some girls …

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