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Elayne Clift is a writer,lecturer, workshop leader and activist. She is senior correspondent for Women's Feature Service, columnist for the Keene (NH) Sentinel and Brattleboro (VT) Commons and a contributor to various publications internationally. Her latest book is ACHAN: A Year of Teaching Thailand (Bangkok Books, 2007). She is also the editor of Women, Philanthropy and Social Change: Visions for a Just Society (UPNE/Tufts U., 2007). She lives in Saxtons River, Vt. and invites readers to visit her website:

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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 13, 2016
The Archetypal Journey of Hillary Rodham Clinton Hillary Clinton represents a new type of archetype - a female hero on a quest who survives the Underground and comes out intact, changed by the experience, and able to create change because of it.
Islam in Europe: Switzerland: Canton guidelines allow burkini in ..., From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Can Women Finally Put an End to the Clothing Police? Patriarchy still prevails when it comes to how women dress. Women can make their own fashion decisions without permission from Daddy, designers and demagogues.
(26 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Why I Will No Longer Post to OpEdNews OEN readers take note: I will no longer be posting here. That decision is explained here.
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 24, 2016
Time to Get Behind Hillary Hillary Clinton may not be perfect, but now that she's the Dem candidate, can we give her her due? Especially in face of the alternative?
Black Lives Matter Protest, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 9, 2016
America's Many Faces of Mounting Fury America's recent violence against Blacks and police reveals how badly it has lost it's way. What can be done about the overt and incipient hatred that is revealing itself in a nation that prides itself on being "better than that"?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 28, 2016
The Naked Truth About America's Rape Culture What has the Stanford rape case taught us about America's rape culture? What are we going to do about it?
New Parents, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 1, 2016
The Urgency of Family Leave Legislation When will America get with the rest of the developed world and provide paid family leave?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Fort Hood Survivors Still Struggle to Recover Seven years ago an army psychiatrist fatally shot 13 people, injuring 30 others, at Ft.Hood. Why is this attack still classified as "workplace violence instead of a terrorist attack?
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Patriarchs and Politicians Weigh In on Women It's been a while since blatant misogyny on the scale we see today reared its ugly head so overtly in political circles. But thanks to Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and others on the far right, we are reminded of just how base male attitudes towards women can be.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 28, 2016
Thoughts From a Disillusioned Democrat It's hard being a news junkie, especially when sandbox politics prevail, even between the candidates in my party, in light of how vital this election is.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 17, 2016
The State of the Art: Republican Redux and Reproductive Rights A good number of Republican states are tripping over themselves to restrict a woman's constitutional right to abortion. Could they be terrified of the number of women gaining agency over their lives - and their votes?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Pretty Profiles Are Fine, but Where are Stories of Powerful Women? The media loves stories of "smart girls" who make it big in a man's world. But where are the stories of smart women whose impact on the world is notable?
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 25, 2016
A Frightening Move to the Right in the US and Elsewhere We are among many western countries moving dangerously to the right. we need to be mindful of the full picture, and the real threats, surrounding civil rights here and elsewhere.
Hillary Clinton - Why didn't she address Israel's transgressions?, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 21, 2016
Do Unto Others: A Chilling Look at Israel's Treatment of Palestinians and Why HRC Should Have address It at AIPAC Why didn't Hillary Clinton address Israel's transgressions in her speech to AIPAC? Here's some history she, and everyone, should know if there is any hope for a two-state solution.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 11, 2016
Time for a Second Look at the Second Wave Young women need to understand what's at stake in this election. Hillary Clinton and her team aren't exactly helping them. They need historical context and full information to make good decisions, and they need to vote!
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The Perversity of Sexual Assault Knows No Bounds First it was the military. Then college campuses and churches. Then prisons. Then war crimes and UN Peacekeepers. Now come stories of sexual aggression in Baltimore's public housing sector, refugee and migrant camps abroad, and the public squares of some of Europe's finest cities. How does it end?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 30, 2016
What's Missing in Dialogues About Poverty? Republicans just don't get poverty and don't want to - or else they'd have to fix it.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 9, 2016
A Post Feminist Era? Not By a Long Shot Jordanian women are demonstrating that there's a feminist community in every corner of the world.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 1, 2016
Overcoming the Politics of fear FDR was right about not letting fear paralyze us. So are others who refute right-wing scare-mongers seeking to be President. We all have a responsibility as well as a stake in this.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 24, 2015
The Pathologizing of Children The over-prescribing of psychotropic drugs to children, some still in the crib, is alarming. Parents, physicians and educators must remember to "do no harm."

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