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Making Women’s History Now — Gendered Management Challenges and Fair and Equitable Workplaces

In honor of Women’s History Month, Shattering the Ceiling is going to be profiling a series of women who we believe are making women’s history now.  These are the women who we want our daughters, sisters, nieces (and selves) knowing about and being inspired by.  And we imagine that when future generations are celebrating Women’s History, […]

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Making Women’s History Now — International Development, Environmental Justice, Race and Gender

In honor of Women’s History Month, Shattering the Ceiling is going to be profiling a series of women who we believe are making women’s history now.  These are the women who we want our daughters, sisters, nieces (and selves) knowing about and being inspired by.  And we imagine that when future generations are celebrating Women’s History, […]

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A Hollywood Masterclass In What Intersectional Feminism DOESN’T Look Like

A few days ago, the LA Times posted an article about a meeting of Hollywood ladies where they decided to have some real talk about inequality in the industry and the struggles that women face.  This meeting happened at Sundance, and ended up having a somewhat raw exchange about the challenges women working in the […]

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Betsy DeVos, Public Education and the American Dream

Yesterday, I published an extensive look at Betsy DeVos, her background, and the host of potential problems that come should she be confirmed as the next Secretary of Education.  I realized, however, that there wasn’t the context to evaluate DeVos against any norms or to think about why we, as feminists and Americans, should place a particular […]

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Mobilizing and Marching: the Women’s March on Washington

When I was home in Wisconsin over the holidays, I was surprised to find how many of my relatives didn’t know about the Women’s March on Washington.  Some had vague ideas of what it was, but others had completely blank faces when I brought it up.  And when I offered words of encouragement that they should […]

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#WhyIMarch

Because my Great Great Grandmother, Gorina Stensby Wheeler, saw her husband trade her daughter into marriage in exchange for livestock. Because Gorina had the courage to leave that husband, move to a new state, and set up a new life for her and her remaining children — all at a time when women Did. Not. Do. Those. Things. Because Gorina […]

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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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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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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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