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Equal Pay UK: Why Some Are Paid More Than Others

by Meghan Lewis -UK- In the same week that Ramesh Ponnuru, Senior Editor for the National Review, said that “The pay gap is exaggerated, discrimination doesn’t drive it and it’s not clear that government can eliminate it – or should

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Adopting Chinese Daughters: A Conversation on Somewhere Between

by Alexandra Marie Daniels Arts, Culture & Media Editor “I cried” is the first thing I say when I begin my phone conversation with Linda Goldstein Knowlton about her new film Somewhere Between. “If you don’t cry,” the director responds,

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Rape Survivors in the Military: Invisible No More

by Alexandra Marie Daniels Arts, Culture & Media Editor “If everyone knows, it can’t be a secret.” – The Invisible War “If you could do one thing political this month, go see this film.” These words stay with me in

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Farmageddon Director Kristin Canty on Saving America’s Farms

by Jessica Mosby -USA- For almost a year I have been experiencing insufferable allergies. Many doctors’ appointments and medications later, I still wake up in the morning with my skin inflamed and my eyes swollen shut. By the time I

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Nomi Prins’ Black Tuesday: Timely and Inspirational for Occupy Wall Street Movement

by Jane Dabel -USA- Black Tuesday is a historical novel set in New York City on the eve of the Great Stock Market Crash of 1929. It traces the story of Leila Kahn, a smart and hardworking Russian immigrant who

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Hell and Back Again Brings Home The Psychological Devastation of War

by Alexandra Marie Daniels -USA- This week marks the 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. For most of us, this is a relatively insignificant fact in our daily lives. We acknowledge our military as distant heroes, doing important work

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September 11th: Reflecting on Why We Are Here

by Katharine Daniels and Alexandra Daniels The WIP Looking back we remember Felicia, our Brooklyn sister and loyal friend. The woman who always greeted you with a big smile and a sincere “Hi there sweet cheeks.” Every year, we put

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Building Democracy, Not in Name Only

by Katharine Daniels Executive Editor This commentary was originally published on Silent Heroes, Invisible Bridges and has been republished on The WIP under Creative Commons licenses. -Ed. Does the successful bin Laden mission prove that U.S. values as a nation

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On the 90th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage Women Call for Obama to Act

By Linda Tarr-Whelan and Jacki Zehner -USA- In 1971 the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day” to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment and to call attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. The following

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Art Installation The Dresses / Objects Project Explores Femininity and Gender

by Emily Wilson -USA- I admire boldness. So Katrina Rodabaugh’s The Dresses / Objects Project, a multi-disciplinary installation combining a dizzying array of artistic forms appealed to me. Through poetry, dance, fashion, photography and letterpress, Rodabaugh embraces a broad swath

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