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Katherine Kimpel

Kate Kimpel is the Senior Editor of Shattering the Ceiling and is also an accomplished civil rights lawyer. She represents women and people of color in discrimination cases (and other kinds of employment and civil rights matters).  When not lawyering, she likely is bragging about her hound dog Ulysses, inventing cocktails to serve at her next dinner party, or convincing her husband to watch reruns of a Joss Whedon television show (any of them will do). 

Women’s Health Care Costs: Paying More Now and Paying More Later

It has been a one-two punch in the world of news on women’s health care costs.  Recent reports detail (1) how women can expect to pay more than men in the very near future if Trump fulfills his promises regarding repealing Obamacare; and (2) how women must plan on spending much more on healthcare costs once […]

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Developments in LGBTQ Law: Good News From the Courts

Things have not been looking particularly rosy for the LGBTQ community and their allies and friends.  Vice President-Elect Mike Pence’s support of damaging conversion therapy and of laws discriminating against gay people are in keeping with the overall hostility to gay and transgendered Americans exhibited by Trump’s Administration writ large.  Every single cabinet member Trump has […]

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The Punchlist for Productive Engagement in Trump’s America

Now that the whole series is published, here is one handy overview of the ~9 steps recommended for how to role up your sleeves and getting busy.  This is not a reprint of the whole series.  Instead, it’s a reminder — the punchlist for productive engagement in Trump’s America.  Think of it as a handy […]

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Productive Engagement in Trump’s America: National Action

As a follow up to Tuesday’s post of action items organized around Local Community Activism and Monday’s post of action items organized around The Personal Is Political, here is part three on our series regarding productive engagement in Trump’s America — National Action.  Again, the idea here is that we actually need to roll up our sleeves […]

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Productive Engagement in Trump’s America: Local Community Activism

As a follow up to yesterday’s post of action items organized around The Personal Is Political, here is part two on our series regarding productive engagement in Trump’s America.  Again, the idea here is that we actually need to roll up our sleeves and get to fixing things.  Think of it this way, the silver […]

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Productive Engagement in Trump’s America: The Personal Is Political

I’m back!  As the world did not magically right itself while I stepped away, it seems that we’re all going to have to buckle down and figure out how to move forward in these uncertain, troubling, and often downright scary times.  Look, I’m still mourning too.  There are times when the enormity of what has […]

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Hitting the Refresh Button: Reflection and Rejuvenation After the Election

Coincidence has it that I was going to be out of commission for the next few weeks.  Travel plus the Thanksgiving holidays was always going to take me away.  But the frenetic discussions that have spun out in the days since the election have made me realize that it is ideally positioned.  It’s perfect timing […]

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Dear White Feminists: Fixing the Aftermath of Election 2016 is On Us

Dear White Feminists, Earlier, I wrote about how to talk carefully to our kids about what happened in the election last night. But now, white feminists, it is time for some #realtalk for our adult ears.  This is on us. Why is it on us, you might ask? Because it is white people, white communities, and the white […]

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The Morning After the Election: What Do We Tell Our Children?

As the votes came in, we all saw a dramatic number of Americans vote for someone who represents to us misogyny, racism, xenophobia and hate.  We saw Donald Trump announced as the winner of this Presidential Election. So, we find ourselves in a position we did not envision.  We find ourselves unprepared.  What do we tell our […]

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After the Election: How Work and Values Can Move Us Forward

The chapter “Election 2016” is coming to a close. But the task of continuing to grow and build the Great American Experiment is ongoing.  In that context, I’ve been reflecting on why I believe everyone should vote for Hillary – even my very Republican family members – and why I know the country will be […]

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