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Taking a Stand Against Racism

<i>By Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D., CEO of the YWCA USA</i><p>YWCA USA has been fighting for social justice since 1858, and we honor Starbuck's CEO Howard Schultz' desire to encourage a national dialogue on racism through the "Race Together" initiative.<p>Fighting for racial justice is not easy -- and those who …

Indian Women Take Down Their Country's Rape Culture In 3-Minute Rap

Two Indian women busted rhymes to make a point, and they got the world's attention.<p>Uppekha Jain and Pankhuri Awasthi uploaded a video to YouTube on March 16 featuring the duo rapping lyrics that highlight sexual assault in their country.<p>The video by Jain and Awasthi -- who dubbed their group …

I Called Myself a Bitch, and Then Thought Twice About It

Last week, I called myself a bitch. It was shorthand, really. I had an unpleasant exchange with a male banker and left feeling that the only way to be taken seriously was to act like a bitch.<p>In writing about the experience, what I found most interesting in people's responses (aside from the …