Tag: The Conversation

  • Kellyanne Conway brought ‘alternative facts’ about feminism to CPAC. Let’s clear that up.

    Many words can describe counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway, but “feminist” isn’t one of them. Just ask her. Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Conway discussed what it was like to be the first woman to manage a successful presidential campaign. The discussion, facilitated by conservative commentator Mercedes Schlapp, eventually centered around […]

  • Think women don’t win elections? They do. And more of them should run.

    “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” In February 2017, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used these words to defend silencing Sen. Elizabeth Warren after invoking an obscure rule during her speech on the Senate floor. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is one of 21 women currently serving in the U.S. Senate. Photo […]

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  • The ‘Abolish ICE’ movement is growing quickly. Here’s why.

    Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images.   In recent weeks, calls for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to be abolished have grown increasingly stronger. The agency has received backlash after reports revealed numerous incidents where ICE agents abused their power: Agents conducting raids at the homes of non-criminal immigrants, separating children from their parents […]

  • She railed against gerrymandering in an epic tweetstorm. We should all listen.

    “Anyone got a minute to talk about gerrymandering?” Laura Moser, a candidate running for the 7th Congressional District seat in Texas, asked her Twitter followers on Dec. 3, 2017. Candidate Laura Moser. Photo courtesy of Laura Moser for Congress. Gerrymandering may sound like a silly term coined in an episode of “Seinfeld,” but as Moser […]

  • 19 things I trust with women’s health more than this room full of men.

    The future of health care in the U.S. hangs in the balance, but there’s no need to worry. After all, we have top men working on it right now emphasis on “men.” As the House of Representatives works on crafting a replacement to the Affordable Care Act, the internet couldn’t help but notice just how […]

  • Starbucks is closing 8,000 stores to educate employees on race.

    After an embattled few days, Starbucks caught the attention of millions on Tuesday, April 17, when they announced that they would close 8,000 of its stores for what is being called “racial-bias training.” The training will take place on May 29, and an estimated 175,000 Starbucks employees will take part. The announcement comes a day […]