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Another addition to Clinton’s to-do list for 2016: Get Personal

A recent Politico article set up a to-do, and to-don’t, list for Hillary Clinton that ranged from “Don’t turn into Al Gore” to “Clean up the foundation mud-slinging.” The item that grabbed my attention was “Do more with Twitter…please.” Perhaps

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Posted in digital media, politics

Keeping it in the family: Political dynasty or political legacy?

Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer in an interview with RealClearPolitics discussed the prospect of Hillary Clinton running for the presidency, and said that it is “time for a woman president.” Schweitzer, who is rumored to be considering a run for the

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Posted in gender, politics

Give a little, take a little: The duality of gender progress in America

When it comes to gender progress, America has a severe case of Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde. We say one thing and do another. Every day brings about another reminder. Today, I received the latest issue of Complex magazine, which supposedly focuses

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Posted in gender, pop culture

#RIPpatriarchy

Hanna Rosin, author of The End of Men, declared the end of something else yesterday in her article on Slate: The Patriarchy Is Dead Feminists, accept it. The immediate response to Rosin’s claim was sarcasm. Al Jazeera America did a

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Posted in Politics and gender

Does citizen empathy absolve politicians of their sins?

This week Chris Benderev of NPR published an article entitled, When Power Goes To Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart. It featured a study conducted by neuroscientists at Wilfrid Laurier University in which participants were prompted to feel either

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