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Hanna Rosin is a senior editor at The Atlantic and a founder of DoubleX, Slate’s women’s section. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ, The New Republic, and The Washington Post, and is the recipient of a 2010 National Magazine Award.
Katherine Spillar is the executive vice president of the Feminist Majority Foundation and the Feminist Majority, national organizations working for women’s equality, empowerment, and non-violence. She is also the executive editor of Ms. Magazine. Under her oversight, Ms. won the prestigious “Maggie Award” for best feature article for its investigation into the network of extremists connected to Scott Roeder, who murdered Dr. George Tiller. Spillar also led the magazine’s investigative report on human trafficking and working conditions akin to indentured servitude in the garment factories on the U.S. Territory of the Northern Mariana Islands, which lead to passage of labor and immigration reforms in Congress. Spillar is a trained economist and researcher and a specialist in community organizing and speaks to diverse audiences nationwide on a broad range of domestic and international feminist topics.
Tani Ikeda is an award-winning director of narratives, documentaries, music videos, and commercial films. She is also co-founder of imMEDIAte Justice, a summer workshop and community outreach program for girls devoted to revolutionizing sex education through filmmaking. As current executive director of imMEDIAte Justice, she was recently named one of the “25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World,” by the Utne Reader. Ikeda was selected as one of Film Independent’s 33 Emerging Filmmakers as a Project: Involve Directors Fellow. She tours the country speaking at universities and national conferences and has launched film production programs on the Quinault Reservation in Washington, a media justice camp for girls in Uganda and a film summer camp in China.
Carol Downer is an American feminist lawyer. In 1972, Downer’s arrest, trial and acquittal in a case dubbed “The Great Yogurt Conspiracy” brought national attention to the women’s health education project that she and her colleagues started, the Feminist Women’s Health Centers. She is the co-author of A New View of a Woman’s Body and How to Stay Out of the Gynecologist’s Office.
Dr. Amy Parish is a biological anthropologist, primatologist, and Darwinian feminist. She taught at University of Southern California in the Gender Studies, Arts and Letters, Public Health, and Anthropology departments for thirteen years. She is currently affiliated faculty at Georgetown University and a research associate at University College London. She conducted ground-breaking research on patterns of female dominance and matriarchal social structure in one of our closest living relatives, the bonobo. She is currently working on a book about love, marriage, and the experience of being a wife.
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