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9 Ways We’re Screwing Up Our Girls and How We Can Stop

9 Ways We’re Screwing Up Our Girls and How We Can Stop

I just loved reading Anea Bogue’s 9 Ways We’re Screwing Up Our Girls And How We Can Stop.  As adults, we know women live in a trick bag of cultural mixed messages, unrealistic expectations, and damaging, persistent biases about what being a girl, a woman, and a mother “should” mean.  Ms. Bogue points out that this process [...]

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Haitian Relief through a Gender Lens

Your (Wo)man in Washington has been casting her eye beyond the Beltway, to the crisis in Haiti. Gender matters, it would appear, in every country, in every situation. Aid workers find that women are uniquely placed to make relief efforts more effective. Our friends at Global Mama from Girl W/Pen put up the original post, [...]

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White House Council on Women and Girls

Last week the President announced the formation of the White House Council on Women and Girls. This is a very high level group comprised of Cabinet Secretaries and the directors of numerous federal agencies. Acknowledging the contributions of women to society, the President intends the council to coordinate a federal response to the issues they [...]

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