Category: Current Affairs

#TimesUp For Sexual Harassment in the Newsroom

WARSAW, POLAND-- It isn't often that you get to watch the straw break the camel’s back. But that's exactly what happened at a recent news congress where incidents of disrespect…

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As Record Numbers of U.S. Women Run for Office, One Michigan Candidate Explains Why

LANSING, MICHIGAN—Gretchen Whitmer had her #MeToo moment before it was even a movement. Back in 2013, Ms. Whitmer, as the Democratic minority leader of the Michigan Senate, stood up and…

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Celebrating Our First Anniversary

DENVER AND FLINT, MICHIGAN--One year ago today millions of women joined ranks and marched for equality across the globe. It's not a coincidence that it's also she-files.com's first anniversary. We…

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Ksenija Pavlovic: The White House Press Corps’ Rebel With a Cause

LONDON AND WASHINGTON VIA EMAIL—On Wednesday July 19 when then White House assistant press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated that the White House press briefing was going to be yet…

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Her Stories: A Daughter’s Peace

ŠEKOVICI, BOSNIA--With the The Hague conviction today of Ratko Mladic, the "Butcher of Bosnia", I was reminded what genocide smells like: syrupy rotten decay. Over a decade ago I witnessed…

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The Women Behind Athens’ Buzzing Refugee and Migrant Community

ATHENS—A drop-in center for refugee and immigrant women and girls in the middle of Athens does not sound like it would be a sunny nor a cheerful place. But the…

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Why Does Lifestyle Feminism Get a Bad Rap?

DENVER AND NEW YORK VIA SKYPE—When mutual friends introduced Elissa Auther and Gillian Silverman in 2002, it was an obvious meeting of minds. They quickly discovered they had a lot in common; their academic backgrounds were in…

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World Refugee Day: Reaching Safety Is Just the First Step

LONDON--For many Europeans, the migrant crisis conjures up images of people in boats in the Mediterranean, on the shores of Greek islands or the tip of Italy's boot, or even…

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The Manchester Attack: In Praise of Teenage Arianators

LONDON-- It’s April 27th, 1990. I’m a 12-year-old, and my heart is beating faster than I can ever remember. The lights have gone down, the crowd has gone crazy, and…

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A Utah Feminist’s Tale of Activism and Perseverance

DENVER AND SALT LAKE CITY VIA PHONE: Kate Kelly—an activist and lawyer based in Salt Lake City, Utah—has long been a campaigner for human rights. She did a stint in Somalia…

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