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What Sasha and Malia Obama Will Mean for the World's Girls  

What Sasha and Malia Obama Will Mean for the World's Girls
By Ritu Sharma, Women's eNews
Even if they are a world away and their lives are different, African and Latin girls will see a part of themselves in the Obama daughters. Read more »

 

After eight long years of George W. Bush's destructive, anti-woman policies, seeing Obama in the White House will be a breath of fresh air. So will seeing his daughters, Sasha and Malia, and his wife, Michelle. The world will be watching as these women make 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue their home, and without even trying, they will be changing the world's notions of strength, beauty and opportunity. The psychological impact of that is arguably as powerful -- and certainly as meaningful -- as any piece of policy. Ritu Sharma from Women's eNews has the story in this week's issue of Reproductive Justice & Gender.

As always, thanks for reading,
Heather Gehlert
Managing Editor, AlterNet

 

Is Facebook Hurting Feminism?  

Is Facebook Hurting Feminism?

For years, women were led to believe that being a girlfriend or wife was a special achievement. Facebook may be bringing that mentality back. Read more »

NY Times Botches Abortion Conversation  

NY Times Botches Abortion Conversation

A recent Times article misrepresents and sensationalizes research on non-surgical abortion. Read more »

Repealing the Global Gag Rule Is Only the First Step  

Repealing the Global Gag Rule Is Only the First Step

The Helms Amendment, which deprives millions of women around the world of safe abortion care, must be overturned. Read more »

That Girl: The Captivity and Restoration of Patty Hearst  

That Girl: The Captivity and Restoration of Patty Hearst

How the trial of Patty Hearst ushered in a new age of "personal responsibility" in America. Read more »

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Abstinence-Only Clowns?! Your Federal Tax Dollars at Work

Meet Derek Dye: He's got a degree from Barnum Bailey Clown College, and an abstinence educator certification that can be purchased for $50. Read more »

Airbrushed Britney: Clever Street Art Makes Fun of Impossible Beauty Standards  

Airbrushed Britney: Clever Street Art Makes Fun of Impossible Beauty Standards

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Artificial Virginity Hymen: Faking that Vacuum-Fresh Seal  

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If he wants to re-live you losing your virginity, or if you have to fake losing it to please him, dump the motherfucker already. Read more »

 

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