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As an 18-Year-Old Reproductive Rights Activist, I Support Hillary

As an 18-Year-Old Reproductive Rights Activist, I Support Hillary

I’m a millennial woman who supports Hillary Clinton for president. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Protecting and expanding reproductive health care are non-negotiable for me — as they should be for you, too. After all, if we can’t control our bodies and health, we can’t control our lives or our futures. No other presidential contender – in this […]

Women’s Situation Room to contribute to a peaceful electoral process in Uganda

Women’s Situation Room to contribute to a peaceful electoral process in Uganda

The official opening of the Uganda Women’s Situation Room was held on 15 February 2016 at the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala. The Women’s Situation Room is an early warning and rapid response mechanism against violence arising before, during and after elections. Uganda’s presidential and parliamentary elections are scheduled for 18 February and elections for local […]

Instead of Democracy, Uganda Moves Toward Dictatorship Light

Instead of Democracy, Uganda Moves Toward Dictatorship Light

KALUNGU, Uganda — For eight hours, under a beating sun, thousands of people stood in an open field, waiting patiently. Their flagging spirits were instantly revived when a column of huge, freshly washed Toyota Land Cruisers rolled up, the shiniest things for miles. Soldiers fanned out as Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni, who has been in […]

Hey, guys — gender politics are central to this race, not a footnote

Hey, guys — gender politics are central to this race, not a footnote

I’m not sure about this, but I’m starting to wonder whether gender is playing a role in the Democratic primary campaign between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. What do you think? Very funny, I know. In the wake of Sanders’ blowout victory in New Hampshire, I have had impassioned exchanges about this subject with almost […]

The sexist double standards hurting Hillary Clinton

The sexist double standards hurting Hillary Clinton

Much of Hillary Clinton’s difficulty in this campaign stems from a single, unalterable fact: She is a woman. I’m not referring primarily to the Bernie Bros, those Bernie Sanders supporters who fill the Internet with misogynistic filth about Clinton. What drags down her candidacy is more pervasive and far subtler — unconscious, even. The criticism […]

The Case For Hillary

The Case For Hillary

The case for Hillary Clinton is mostly a matter of rebutting the case against her. Once that’s done, you’re simply left with the most qualified candidate, and someone who is, by all reality-based measures, progressive (ranked the tenth most liberal senator). And just as important, someone who is capable of achieving results (I’ll conclude with […]

Rwanda’s Foreign Minister Calls for “Maturity” Over Burundi Crisis

Rwanda’s Foreign Minister Calls for “Maturity” Over Burundi Crisis

Rwanda’s foreign affairs minister Louise Mushikiwabo has once again denounced accusations that her government recruited and trained Burundian refugees to fight and oust Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza. While responding to reporters Tuesday, after briefing senators on the state of Rwanda’s foreign affairs policy, Ms Mushikiwabo said that there was “need for maturity” while handling the […]

A Feminist’s Guide to Critiquing Hillary Clinton

A Feminist’s Guide to Critiquing Hillary Clinton

Fair warning:  This blog is not going to be angry.  It will not be written in all caps.  There will be no vulgarity.  And it probably won’t go viral.  I don’t care. What I do care about is the fact I’ve read over 70+ articles in the past two weeks alone discussing the 2016 election […]

Cartoon: The bitter Clinton-Sanders split may get settled the hard way

Cartoon: The bitter Clinton-Sanders split may get settled the hard way

Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright Scold Young Women Backing Bernie Sanders

Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright Scold Young Women Backing Bernie Sanders

MANCHESTER, N.H. — As Democrats consider Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for the second time, women are wrestling with a difficult question: whether they have an obligation to get behind someone who is closer than anyone has ever been to becoming the first female president. And with her opponent, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, outdrawing her in […]