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Here we post articles related to commentary on current events; opinion pieces written by our staff, CEO, board members, grant partners, allies; and any other blog posts that express an opinion not related to public policy or workforce.

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As more correctional and detention facilities begin to implement video visitation, they are also eliminating the option to in-person visitation. This transition has significant...

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As I read Kristin van Ogtrop’s article, Why Ambition Isn’t Working for Women, in last week’s Time magazine, I reflected on a number of...
Woman walking down the street.

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How many times have you been harassed by men you didn't know as you walked down the street? If you are a woman, the answer is probably more times than you can count.

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Although all women are disadvantaged by the gender wage gap, the extent to which they are affected remains inextricably tied to race.
Audre Lorde

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Ever notice how the classic books that you read all throughout high school and college are almost entirely written by white men, while literature by women or people of color is relegated to elective courses that hardly anyone takes?
Anita Wills of Essie Justice Group, whose son has been incarcerated since 2001, leaving her to raise her grandson alone.

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In the era of mass incarceration, what happens to the women who are left behind?

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It was a simple kiss between two married women, candidly captured by a photographer on a cold winter morning. Yet within months, it had spread like wildfire.

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There is no doubt that women are disproportionately victims of domestic violence, usually at the hands of male partners. But when we frame domestic violence as an issue that only occurs in heterosexual relationships, we erase the very real issue of intimate partner violence within LGBT communities.
Modern Rosie The Riveter

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This statistic took my breath away: Half of all the women in Los Angeles County who have a child under the age of 5 live in poverty. How do they cope? What are the long-term implications for their children? How can we change this situation?
Kalief Browder

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The tragedy of Kalief Browder caused me to reflect on my own work and life experiences. The kids I've met on the inside of the system (94 percent of whom have undergone serious trauma). How quickly an injustice like this is to explode on the Internet as a talking point. Yet how uncomfortable an injustice like this is to sit too close to.

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