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Politics and Government

Monica Lewinsky: From Ruin To Role Model

While we know the most intimate details of the scandal, what most Americans don’t know about (or don’t care about) is the extreme personal harm that Lewinsky endured as a result. 

            

Monica Lewinsky

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Monica Lewinsky, a former White House intern with whom President Bill Clinton admitted to having had an "inappropriate relationship." She has now reemerged as a social activist against cyberbullying.
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Monica Lewinsky, a former White House intern with whom President Bill Clinton admitted to having had an "inappropriate relationship." She has now reemerged as a social activist against cyberbullying.

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Barbara Brenner, 1951 - 2013

For her 60th birthday, Barbara Brenner’s partner, Suzanne Lampert, invited a number of Barbara’s friends over for a party and asked them to bring their laptops.  Once there, the guests’ computers were fitted with software that allowed them to type whatever they wished to say and have it spoken aloud by the machines.  Barbara, who had lost her ability to speak as a result of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), now was surrounded by close companions who communicated in the same manner she had been using for a long while.

The "Women's Room" at Rathaus Wilmersdorf

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The "women's room" at Rathaus Wilmersdorf, one of Berlin’s eighteen relief centers.

Photo courtesy of Donna Swarthout.

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The "women's room" at Rathaus Wilmersdorf, one of Berlin’s eighteen relief centers.

Photo courtesy of Donna Swarthout.

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My Friend Crush on Emma Goldman

There is a certain type of girl our parents always told us to stay away from when we were younger; she was often described as bad news, or as bound to corrupt our innocent souls. Always getting herself into trouble, she's the type of girl who the adults detest and the kids idolize.

Amy Schumer

On her award-winning sketch comedy show, Amy Schumer has used humor to call attention to feminist issues from ageism against women in Hollywood to the pervasiveness of rape culture.

Amy Schumer, 2011

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Comedian and actress Amy Schumer in 2011.

Photo courtesy of Mario Santor via Wikimedia Commons.

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Comedian and actress Amy Schumer in 2011.

Photo courtesy of Mario Santor via Wikimedia Commons.

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"Bread Givers" Front Cover by Anzia Yezierska

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The 25th anniversary front cover of Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska.

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The 25th anniversary front cover of Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska.

No Room For God?

It is more difficult, in my opinion, to believe in something that you can’t hold in your hand than it is to live a life strictly governed by accepting the world around you at face value. It goes against human nature, however, not to long, wish, or hope. 

Ayn Rand

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Ayn Rand.
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Ayn Rand.

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