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A National Security Blind Spot

Posted October 21st, 2016 at 3:12 pm (UTC-4)
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It’s a radical idea. Considering the divergent ways men and women might act, think, or respond is not just ticking a politically correct box. It can actually help us craft better policy and identify emerging threats.

Trump Trips and Stumbles, Possibly Alienating Female Voters

Posted March 31st, 2016 at 4:41 pm (UTC-4)
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In a matter of minutes, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump accomplished what no other politician has ever done: anger BOTH opponents and supporters of abortion rights in America. The “some kind of punishment” line about women who abort unborn fetuses he uttered on MSNBC Wednesday night was quickly reversed (or revised depending on where you stand) in a statement published on his website. Recent polls suggest Trump’s support among women voters is tenuous already. The abortion gaffe comes after a public fight with his nearest opponent Sen. Ted Cruz over their wives and his openly ugly comments aimed at FOX News anchor Megyn Kelly. Women, who make up more than half of the U.S. voting electorate, are a key voting block, one that political pundits say should not be alienated by either Republicans or Democrats.The next nominating contest takes place next week in Wisconsin, the results of which may indicate whether or not the often outrageous Trump has gone too far this time.

International Women’s Day

Posted March 8th, 2016 at 3:09 pm (UTC-4)
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With roots in the United States more than 100 years ago, International Women’s Day is is being celebrated around the world by acknowledging the many remarkable achievements by women and recognizing the all too many challenges still ahead. While slightly fewer in numbers population-wise, women face greater inequities in many walks of life. The 2016 theme is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality,” taking steps toward achieving gender parity by the year 2030. To that end, hashtags such as #PledgeForParity, #OneDayIWill, #SheInspiresMe and #LetGirlsLearn are trending on social media. And the stories from women, prominent and anonymous, are inspiring the next generation to achieve the equality goal

U.S. vs the World? Women as Top Political Leaders

Posted February 10th, 2016 at 10:35 am (UTC-4)
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We can glean a lot about the state of the world by looking at its women. In fact, if you look at the most powerful position in the world — that of President or Prime Minister, women are certainly not occupying them at the same rate as men. Not even close.

Draft Women? Why Not?

Posted October 19th, 2015 at 9:37 am (UTC-4)
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I’d do away with registration if it were up to me. And I wouldn’t bring back the draft, either. But to the extent we have either, women should be just as subject as men. That’s what equality means.

As ISIS Brutalizes Women, a Pathetic Feminist Silence

Posted June 8th, 2015 at 11:06 am (UTC-4)
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Oh, how the feminist movement has lost its way. And the deafening silence over ISIS’s latest brutal crimes makes that all too clear.