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Women Shouldn’t Have to be Afraid of Running for Office

The problem of nude photos just adds to the hurdles women have always faced when running for office

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InIn a closed door leadership meeting last week, Nancy Pelosi bemoaned the loss of Katie Hill, the California Congresswoman who resigned after her ex-husband revealed…




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Jessica Valenti

Jessica Valenti

Feminist author & columnist. Native NYer, pasta enthusiast.

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