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Girls Discouraged, Boys Encouraged in Tech: Why Hasn’t This Changed?

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August 11th, 2009

It’s 2009 and a news headline reads: “Girls Encouraged to Enter Technology Field.”
At a time when technology seems to have taken over every aspect of the daily lives of many of today’s youth, why should this still be headline news? Many will be shocked to know that most 15 year old girls still don’t […]

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Live Blogging: Realizing the Promise

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December 4th, 2008

Grassroots Organizing Leaders and representatives from the President Elect Barack Obama transition team have come together to discuss the people’s agenda for change. What does change mean from the community organizers, leaders and millions of voters that voted for change. Leaders from Center for Community Change and the Gamaliel Foundation has pulled together members from […]

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Women’s PACs Endorse Obama/Biden Ticket Not Palin

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September 17th, 2008

In recent weeks, much speculation has been made in the media about how women will be voting in November, for whom, and why. Yet too often the press has focused on superficial, inaccurate or trivializing notions of women’s electoral needs and habits. This week, media had the opportunity to deepen the conversation.
Yesterday Feminist Majority […]

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Media, Tech, Politics and What I will be Doing at the Democratic & GOP National Conventions 2008

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August 14th, 2008

I have been asked by the Women’s Campaign Forum to blog, post audio and video for the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. I will be posting profiles of pro-choice Women Political Leaders in both parties. I will be talking to delegates, everyday “Women on the Street”, and keeping you updated on what is happening on […]

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C-Span: Following “Us” to the Conventions

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August 13th, 2008

A huge Media House has decided to follow (us) bloggers, twitters, podcasters and others to the conventions. C-Span has finally joined the social media community in a big way. They will be creating hubs for the Democratic and Republican conventions. Bloggers (Citizen Journalists) will have access to videos for embedding and a place to link to sources for the “on the ground” stories.

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Topics on Fire: Internet, Social Media & Poverty

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August 3rd, 2008

I was lucky enough to be invited to talk about the issues of poverty, digital divide, and what social media advocates could do about it. This is a very important issue to me because I work on poverty and the internet everyday. Some interesting developments in social media, the political elections, tech policies & government […]

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ooVoo, Social Media, Diversity & Politics

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July 28th, 2008

Tonight is the first night of several ooVoo events with political bloggers. I will be on the session with Liza Sabater of Culture Kitchen discussing “Diversity in the Blogosphere”. Come join us in the discussion. There are several other political bloggers, you can find a list here on Culture Kitchen and on ooVoo: My ooVoo […]

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Where Does Hillary Go From Here? My radio segment on KPFA with Amanda Marcotte and Kim Gandy (and how WIMN made it happen)

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June 14th, 2008

The other day, I participated in a debate on San Francisco’s KPFA “The Morning Show” , a discussion about, among other things, how Hillary Clinton will participate in the campaign ahead, the role of media sexism up until now, differences between feminist who supported Clinton and feminists who supported Barack Obama, and more.
Host Aimee […]

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Washington Post Writer Gets It Wrong: A Feminist Focus Includes Everybody

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June 11th, 2008

Note: I wrote this op-ed with Adele M. Stan, hoping to respond in the Washington Post’s Outlook section. That didn’t happen, so instead, we wanted to share our thoughts with you, readers of WIMN’s Voices. We’d love to hear your feedback in the comments.
Feminism is a failure. Just ask Linda Hirshman, who used a hefty […]

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Feminists Need Focus, Not Diversity, says Washington Post writer

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June 9th, 2008

[UPDATE: I’ve posted a full op-ed here.] Linda Hirshman hits the women’s movement with another blow in her recent article in the Washington Post, “Looking to the Future, Feminism Has to Focus.” In the piece, she surmises that the reason Hilary Clinton lost the nomination because of intersectionality and diversity in the movement. The war, […]

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