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Feminist Files: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Hallelujah! News broke yesterday that a Mississippi baby born HIV-positive was cured following aggressive treatment. It is only the second time in the world that this has been documented. Promising for children infected, although there may be no correlation to treatment for adults. Still. That’s pretty awesome! Throwing like a girl: Check out this Desert…

Feminism gold medals at 2012 Olympics

Every time the Olympics rolls around I can’t help but get a little excited. Ever since I was a kid, I’d sit in front of the TV and marvel at the amazing talent and skills demonstrated by people who seemed to defy the laws of physics — or at least have super-human powers. And it…

The sweet sound of ‘Guilty’

**TRIGGER WARNING** While I did write about it early on, like many survivors of sexual violence, I have been keeping a distance from the proceedings surrounding the trial of Jerry Sandusky — the former Penn State defensive coordinator who was accused of sexually abusing multiple children over a span of years. The case turns my…

A look back at pre-Title IX days

Today’s post is part of the National Women’s Law Center blog carnival celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX, landmark legislation passed in 1972 that gender equity in every educational program that receives federal funding. Indeed, while Title IX is more famous for requiring gender parity in sports programs, it has several benchmarks of equity,…

Feminist Files: For the boys

After an unscheduled bit of time off (my apologies), let’s get right into it: Boy meets world: Turns out, TV isn’t bad for you… if you’re a white boy. Anyone else — especially girls and boys of other races — not so much. Boys club: Former NFL defensive back Wade Davis came out last week,…