Tag: Women

Fearless Girl

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I have a picture of myself standing next to the new “Fearless Girl” statue on Wall Street that I recently uploaded to a certain online dating app. I think it is a clever picture choice because instead of writing, “I’m a feminist and think women need to be in leadership positions” in the bio section,

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Laws Against Abortion are Harmful to Utah Women

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kaelen Penrod is an intern at Alliance for a Better Utah and studies political science at BYU. This commentary originally appeared as an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune.    There are more than a few ways to make someone flinch, especially in Utah. Bringing up abortion really does the trick. For a state founded

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ABU Update: Sales Tax Exemption fails, Commission ‘Patronizing to Women’

Source: KCPW Chase Thomas with Alliance for a Better Utah speaks with KCPW’s Roger McDonough about the latest from the 2016 Utah State Legislature. During today’s Better Utah Legislative Update they discuss the failure of an initiative to eliminate the so-called “tampon tax,” and comments by one Senator on the Women in the Economy Commission. Listen

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A woman’s place is in the House (and the Senate)

The Better UTAH Beat airs Tuesday afternoons on KVNU’s For the People. Podcasts of previous episodes are available here. —– We’ve entered the last week of Women’s History Month. An entire month devoted to honoring, understanding and telling the stories of women. In Utah, the month has been marked by exhibits at the University of Utah and

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More women in politics, less ideology

I read an op-ed in the Deseret News this past weekend about women in decision making roles in Utah. It was written by Natalie Gochnour, the chief economist for the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce. The editorial highlighted the many reasons why we need more women in politics and leadership positions. “Why is feminine

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