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Here’s the Problem With That Popular Planned Parenthood Defense

When attacked, it’s a natural instinct to defend oneself as quickly and succinctly as possible, to shoot down bold lies with hard facts before they […]

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Stu Bykofsky Doesn’t Think I Should Have Had an Abortion

In an odious “story” in today’s Daily News, Stu Bykofsky, a man whom I have never met, makes the huge (and hugely male) presumption that […]

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No, Kathleen Kane Scandal Is Not a “Blow to Women”

Let’s get one thing straight very quickly: Kathleen Kane‘s indictment on charges she leaked secret grand jury materials is a shame, an embarrassment to a […]

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Are the Duggars Pro-Family — or Just Anti-Woman?

In general, I try not to dissect why I care about the lives of strangers on reality TV shows. Best-case scenario, I don’t have enough […]

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These Are Philly’s 10 Worst Catcalls, Ranked

I hate to say it, but sometimes, I don’t mind a catcall. Ideally, yes, women would be able to walk down the street without eliciting […]

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That Was Fast: Hillary Clinton Already Attacked for Running While Female

Well, that didn’t take long. The same day Hillary Clinton officially launched her campaign for president, she was scrutinized for doing so while being a woman. […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: The NFL Hired a Female Ref

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Pennsylvania Women Won’t Get Equal Pay Until 2072

Yes, it’s true, Pennsylvania’s Equal Pay Act passed in 1963. So why is it that, in its recent “Status of Women in the States” report from […]

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Are Women Being Overmedicated?

Psychiatrist Julie Holland wrote in the New York Times this weekend about adjudicating the female mood, which ever since the publication of the feminist classic The […]

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How Free do We Want Our Nipples?

My hot yoga class gets hot. As in, really hot. When I ring out my mat out after class, best-case scenario is that all of […]

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Whom Does Patricia Arquette Want Equality For?

It was tempting to cheer Patricia Arquette on during her now-infamous Oscar acceptance speech on Sunday night. “To every woman who gave birth to every […]

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Daryl Metcalfe Calls Kathleen Kane a Woman!

When I was 8, I had a habit of chewing gum at school, even though it wasn’t allowed. My preferred brand was Bubble-Yum, which was […]

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Temple University Board of Trustees Fails Miserably in Gender Equality

Patrick O’Connor has lately been a man under fire. The vice-chairman of the Philadelphia-based, 22-city law firm Cozen O’Connor, is also the chairman of the […]

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HollabackPHILLY Splits From National Organization

Due to differences over the “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman” video, the Philadelphia branch of anti-street harassment organization Hollaback! — HollabackPHILLY — […]

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Oh, Won’t Somebody Think of the Rapists?

Last week I wrote about street harassment and why women worry, with particular attention to the threat of the unknown and unfamiliar: the strange men […]