Mara Hollander
Mara Hollander

I'm a Georgetown University alum working at a market research firm in DC. I have a background in research, political polling and campaigns, healthcare politics and policy, and gender and sexuality issues. I write about sex and gender because I believe you should be able to make decisions free from predetermination by these somewhat arbitrary distinctions - and I welcome and enjoy considerate debate about whether or not they should matter!

Feb. 21, 2013

ESPN's 'Nine For IX' Seeks to Right the Wrongs Of Its '30 For 30' Series

Styled after ESPN's "30 for 30," Nine for IX explores nine stories about women in sports to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Title IX.

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Feb. 20, 2013

It's Not Selfish to Not Want Kids

Women are suddenly taking advantage of "the choice to be childless." While some fear the social changes this might cause, the worst reaction would be to take that choice away.
Jan. 22, 2013

On Roe v. Wade Anniversary, Whatever Happened to Jane Roe?

Jane Roe was a pregnant 21-year-old who wanted a legal abortion in Texas. Norma McCorvey, who adopted that famous pseudonym in 1969, is today nothing like Jane Roe.
Jan. 15, 2013

Yes, There is Such a Thing As a Pro-Life Feminist

While abortion rights are often seen as central to 21st century feminism, some women disagree, and they are often shunned from both pro-life and feminist circles.
Jan. 1, 2013

Nancy Keenan Stepping Down as Head of NARAL Pro-Choice America

The president of NARAL Pro-Choice America will be stepping down to make way for the next generation of abortion rights advocates, but what she may not realize is that she doesn't really need to.
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Jan. 6, 2012

Roe v. Wade Protects Women's Right to Control Their Bodies

Roe v. Wade protects women's fundamental right to make informed decisions about their bodies and the bundles of cells they carry.

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Dec. 2, 2011

Want More Bipartisanship? Elect More Women

Putting more women in Congress would bring a fresh perspective to America's deadlocked politics.
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Nov. 9, 2011

Initiative 26, Dangerous Personhood Amendment, Fails in Mississippi

By a massive 130,000 vote margin, Mississippi residents rejected Initiative 26, a constitutional amendment that would have banned abortion and birth control in practice.
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Nov. 7, 2011

Initiative 26 in Mississippi Endangers Women

The so-called "personhood" amendment on the ballot in Mississippi is endangering women's lives and their right to choose.
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Oct. 28, 2011

Women's Bodies as Bargaining Chips: Domestic Violence in Topeka, Kansas

Topeka, Kansas, has repealed its misdemeanor domestic violence statute and created a storm of controversy about Kansas' funding of attorneys, leaving many women in the lurch.
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Oct. 28, 2011

Should Condoms and Birth Control Be More Accessible On Campus?

Given that many students on campus are sexually active, but making space for that activity violates Catholic and Jesuit ideals, should condoms and birth control be more accessible at Georgetown?

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Oct. 24, 2011

President Bachmann Would Be Bad For Women

It would be fantastic to have a woman in the White House — but if we elect President Bachmann, she may be the last woman to make it there.
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Sept. 21, 2011

"Little Girls" and Gender Stereotypes

Sexism in politics and the media won't get any better if powerful women keep using sexist terms to demean each other.
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Sept. 3, 2011

Marriage On the Decline? Sounds Good To Me

Marriage is no longer the functional sale of a woman from one male keeper to another, but it can still keep women from leading fulfilling lives.
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Aug. 14, 2011

Bachmann As President is Bad For Women

It would be fantastic to have a woman in the White House — but if we elect President Bachmann, she may be the last woman to make it there.