Claiming Economic Violence Doesn’t Help The Cause Of #MeToo Or Equal Pay

by Karin Agness

Hollywood actresses speaking out probably stopped more women from becoming Harvey Weinstein’s victims. They also sparked the important #MeToo conversation.

This movement has exposed and taken down industry titans for sexual harassment and sexual assault. And it has served as a catalyst for reevaluating how women are treated in the workplace. We all agree that women shouldn’t face physical violence at work, whether sexually motivated or not.

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The Seven Most Ridiculous College Protests Of 2017

by Karin Agness

There has been no shortage of political protests this year. And especially on college campuses. Here are the top seven most ridiculous college protests of 2017.

7. University Of Pennsylvania Graduate Students Stage A “Work-In”

In past years, students have organized a “shit-in”and “cry in.” This year, graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania protested the Republican tax bill in Congress with a “work-in.” Participants were called on to sit outside the Offices of the President and Provost and “read, or grade, or do any kind of work to demonstrate how vital our work is the Penn community.”

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Conservative Women Are Women Too

by Karin Agness

In the latest attack on Republican women, comedian Chelsea Handler tweeted out a video to promote her Netflix show mocking White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ looks. The video spoofs Sanders providing a make-up tutorial, and includes a joke that President Donald Trump asked a Sephora employee to turn Sanders into a woman.

This mean-spirited ad is from the same comedian who holds herself up as a champion of the women’s empowerment movement, for example, by leading the Women’s March in Park City, Utah last January.

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Why Conservative Women Are Persisting

by Karin Agness

Former First Lady Michelle Obama told an audience this week that, “Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice.” This follows remarks from Hillary Clinton herself similarly criticizing women who voted against her as being weak.

It is as if these former First Ladies believe no woman could ever choose to oppose a liberal politician if the politician happens to be a woman. And that if a woman decides to be conservative, she doesn’t count as a woman any longer. The hashtag #ShePersisted doesn’t seem to apply when it’s conservative women standing up or liberal women doing the silencing. Unfortunately, this attitude is often widespread on American college campuses.

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Why Clinton Shouldn’t Blame Women For Her Election Loss

by Karin Agness

Hillary Clinton was the first woman to win one of the major party nominations for President of the United States. There are many positive lessons she could teach women candidates and women who aspire to run—it’s too bad that she is instead spending her time accusing women voters of being weak, and effectively discouraging other women from trying to run.

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Ivanka Backs White House Plan To Pause Obama-Era Equal Pay Reporting

by Karin Agness

The White House announced this week that it won’t move forward with an Obama Administration rule requiring businesses to collect and report employee pay data by sex, race and ethnicity.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Neomi Rao, the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs said, “It’s enormously burdensome. We don’t believe it would actually help us gather information about wage and employment discrimination.”

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What Women Want 97 Years After Winning The Right To Vote

by Karin Agness

Friday marks the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, in 1920.

Unlike many women around the world, American women have a voice in politics and policy. Women throughout the nation are influencing legislation, helping hold leaders accountable, and running for office, including to be President of the United States.

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New Position Will Fundamentally Change The Experience Of Men At Princeton

by Karin Agness

What does it mean to be a Princeton man? Regardless of how you might answer that question today, it will be drastically changing in the near future if Princeton University has anything to say about it.

Princeton is the latest university to provide specific programming to try to change men on campus, and is currently looking to hire an “Interpersonal Violence Clinician and Men’s Engagement Manager.” In addition to providing clinical support for the men at Princeton, “[t]he Manager will develop and implement men’s programming initiatives geared toward enhancing awareness and challenging gender stereotypes…”

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