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  1. April Brown Bag: ‘Abortion, The State, and Public Shaming Through the Centuries’

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    April 14, 2014 by amandaward

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    By WWN Intern Rachel Cohen Last Monday at WWN we had the pleasure of hearing from Natalie Deibel, an academic …
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  2. Celebrating the Selfie

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    March 24, 2014 by amandaward

    By WWN Intern Rachel Cohen Last week, as a student at UW Madison, I was on spring break. Seeing as …
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  3. Wisconsin Elder Economic Security Initiative Featured in the WJS

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    March 10, 2014 by amandaward

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    Last week the Wisconsin Women’s Network’s (WWN) report, Wisconsin Elder Economic Security Initiative (WiEESI), was featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel by …
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  4. The Diversity Gap in the Academy Awards

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    March 10, 2014 by amandaward

    The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

    By WWN Intern Rachel Cohen After watching the Academy Awards last week, I came across this infographic laying out the …
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  5. International Women’s Day

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    March 5, 2014 by amandaward

    By WWN Intern Rachel Cohen Looking for an excuse to celebrate women and have some fun this weekend (as if …
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  6. Queer Women’s Sexuality is Not Up For Grabs

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    March 5, 2014 by amandaward

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    By WWN Intern Rachel Cohen If you’re like me and you think that sleep is for people without internet access, …
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  7. March Brown Bag: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

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    March 3, 2014 by amandaward

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    By WWN Intern Rachel Cohen Today at the Wisconsin Women’s Network we were lucky enough to enjoy the company of …
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  8. Women in the Olympics

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    February 24, 2014 by amandaward

    By WWN Intern MaryBeth Zins Since 1900, the Olympics have been a platform for change in human rights issues, including …
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  9. Street Harassment: A Bystander’s Guide

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    February 17, 2014 by amandaward

    By WWN Intern Rachel Cohen In my post about the 2014 Super Bowl commercials I mentioned street harassment several times …
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  10. How To Be A Better Trans* Ally

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    February 17, 2014 by amandaward

    By WWN Intern Rachel Cohen Once a month, the Wisconsin Women’s Network hosts a “Women on Topic” Brown Bag discussion. …
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  11. 2014 Super Bowl ads: The good, the bad, and the even-worse-than-the-Broncos

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    February 12, 2014 by amandaward

    By WWN Intern Rachel Cohen Though the Super Bowl two Sundays ago lacked real competition (what with the Broncos scoring …
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  12. I wish I could Teach You to be Safe in Your Body

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    July 23, 2013 by amandaward

    By Gethsemane Herron I don’t know myself. “I should be safe in my own body”. I heard this quote recently …
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  13. “Because I have Been Brainwashed”: A Response to Typical Beauty and Missing Out

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    July 15, 2013 by gethsemanewwn

    “Because I have Been Brainwashed”: A Response to Typical Beauty and Missing Out By Gethsemane Herron This summer I have …
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  14. “Loving” in a “Post-Racial World”

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    July 2, 2013 by gethsemanewwn

    As of late, it seems that interracial couples are all over the television. And as a black girl who has …
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  15. Pending Legislation, Pending Impacts on Women

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    June 14, 2013 by amandaward

    "Forward" at the Wisconsin State Capitol. Photo by James Steakley.

    The last couple of weeks in Wisconsin have been a whirlwind of legislative activity as policy makers in the Capitol …
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  16. Monday Link Mania!!

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    May 6, 2013 by WWN Staff

    A new take on the Dove Real Beauty Campaign Teen Pregnancy is a Multi-Layered Issue Controversy over Plan B A …
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  17. Stop Sexual Assault with Awareness!

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    April 26, 2013 by WWN Staff

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    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a time to work together as a community to stand against violent sex …
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  18. Body Image Starts at Birth

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    April 16, 2013 by WWN Staff

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    This wonderful editorial on Jezebel beautifully illustrates how the seeds of a negative body image are planted in the minds …
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  19. Equal Pay Day: Celebrate by Educating

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    April 9, 2013 by WWN Staff

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    Every April on Equal Pay Day, we as a society are reminded of how little we have to celebrate. Don’t …
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  20. Time to Talk About Bias in Science

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    April 3, 2013 by WWN Staff

    Women in Science

    The fact that women are profoundly underrepresented in the STEM fields is not a new revelation. However, coverage of this …
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  21. Why Gay Marriage Does Not Mean Equality For All

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    March 27, 2013 by WWN Staff

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    As we are in the midst of  Supreme Court arguments concerning California’s Prop 8 and marriage equality, there is no better time …
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  22. No Health Without Safety

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    March 19, 2013 by lagrant2

    Author Lily Grant

    By Lily Grant If I had been born 50 years ago, my life would have been incredibly different. I would …
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  23. Stay at Home Moms, Gun Rights, and an Attack on a Culture of Women’s Consent

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    March 18, 2013 by WWN Staff

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    An interesting article from buzzfeed today, addresses and debunks an article from New York Magazine focused on stay at home moms. …
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  24. The Cost of Being a Woman

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    March 7, 2013 by WWN Staff

    Credit to Ashley Tyler

    An interesting article from Jezebel discussing the costs, both fiscal and otherwise, or being a woman today. Titled “A Cost/Benefit …
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  25. Sex Education: Not a Place for Politics

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    March 1, 2013 by WWN Staff

    Marquette University

    Despite numerous studies unequivocally touting its benefits, sex education is somehow still controversial. Female sex workshops, a medium to discuss …
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  26. 21 States Ban Insurance Coverage for Abortion

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    February 23, 2013 by WWN Staff

    Credit to the ACLU

    Until recently, insurance coverage for abortions was not only accepted, it was expected. It was assumed that if a woman …
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  27. Monday Link Mania!!!

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    February 19, 2013 by WWN Staff

    One of Alfred Palmer's pictures of women working during World War II

    It might be a day late, but it’s the thought that counts and knowledge is useful any day of the …
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  28. Who’s Paying for Birth Control?

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    February 9, 2013 by WWN Staff

    Credit to the Nation

    As of late, the question of whether birth control can be obtained through an employer’s health care plan has been …
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  29. Weekend Link Roundup

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    February 3, 2013 by WWN Staff

    Credit to Feministing

    NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin releases an alarming report detailing the deceptive practices of Wisconsin crisis pregnancy centers Wisconsin Law creates more …
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  30. Study Shows Economic Downturn Harms Women More Than Men

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    January 27, 2013 by WWN Staff

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    With the world in an unprecedented state of economic decline, countless individuals and families are struggling to survive. Nations are …
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  31. A Look at America’s Shocking Surgery Trend

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    January 23, 2013 by WWN Staff

    Credit to Brittany Bower

    The last few decades have seen a steady rise in the prevalence of plastic surgery. Cosmetic Surgery has widely become …
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  32. Monday Link Mania!!!

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    January 14, 2013 by WWN Staff

    Ryan Gosling Revolutions

    Here are some of the stories you may have missed, accompanied by another favorite installment from Danielle Henderson’s amazing Tumblr, Feminist …
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  33. The Facts of Abortion

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    January 8, 2013 by WWN Staff

    Women Who Have Abortions

    Many anticipate 2013 to be a politically divisive year, especially for reproductive rights. With that in mind, there isn’t a …
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  34. Congress Fails the Violence Against Women Act

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    January 3, 2013 by WWN Staff

    House Minority Leader Eric Cantor

    In a sad testament to the increasing prevalence of anti-women legislation, for the first time since its passing in 1994, …
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  35. Women: A Year in Review

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    December 27, 2012 by WWN Staff

    Women In Politics

    In 2012, far more than any other year, women secured a prime position in National and Global news. While some …
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