Opinion

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An appreciation for Wangari Maathai, the leopard of Kenya

Wangari Maathai, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her leadership in Kenya's Green Belt Movement, died Sept. 25, 2011.

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Does the GOP hate women?

Even though they're afraid to utter the W word, it's pretty easy to see what their views are on issues concerning the majority of voters.

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The Strauss-Kahn dismissal: Blaming the victim, again

For a while, it looked like the victim might have her day in court, and win justice.

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Miss USA geeks out over evolution

Alyssa Campanella, 21, the new Miss USA, called herself a "huge science geek" and said that evolution should be taught in schools.

 

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No such thing as too big for justice

The conservative-dominated Supreme Court ruled that Wal-Mart is too big to face class action justice, but America's workers think otherwise.

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Ob-gyn doc: Fight back against sexual assault

There are more than 300,000 rape-related physical assaults against women each year in the United States. 

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Poem of the week: Marge Piercy and workers of the world

Marge Piercy's writing almost always focuses on working class women and wide-ranging social concerns including a lifelong commitment to progressive social change.

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Triangle fire: then and now

While walking through the Evergreen Cemetery recently, located in Ridgewood Brooklyn, I came across a section dedicated to eight unidentified young women who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist fire on March 25, 1911.

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Have women come a long way? Yes and no

Young women talk about how they have benefited from the struggles of their mothers' and grandmothers' generation, and the new and old challenges they face today.

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100 years of International Women’s Day

What better way to celebrate 100 years of International Women's Day than join in solidarity with the Wisconsin teachers - and all of America's public workers - to say "No way" to union-busting and throwing Wall Street's mess on working families.

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