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“Radioactive” is compelling viewing via Beyond Nuclear International

New film spotlights women’s experiences with the Three Mile Island nuclear accident By Karl Grossman Radioactive: The Women of Three Mile Island is the title of a newly-released documentary feature film directed, written and produced by award-winning filmmaker Heidi Hutner, a … Continue reading

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Nuclear exposure standards discriminate on the basis of sex via Beyond Nuclear International

By Linda Pentz Gunter […] And despite RBG’s immense contribution to our greater wellbeing, as women, we still face discrimination in so many walks of life. That could be about to get worse. That discrimination remains most infuriatingly true when … Continue reading

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Answering a Call from Global First Responders via Gender+Radiation Impact Project (GRIP)

Mary Olson — April 3, 2020 It was the last day of January when Magnus Lovold, Policy Advisor to the Arms Unit, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), called to invite Gender and Radiation Impact Project to speak on … Continue reading

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The human cost of nuclear weapons via Beyond Nuclear International

More than a “feminine” concern By Lilly Adams The nuclear weapons world is full of subtle and not-so-subtle misogyny, and I’ve had my share of experiences: Fighting my way onto an otherwise all-male panel, only to have my speaking time … Continue reading

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Players on 2011 World Cup team to open Olympic torch relay via CBS17.com

TOKYO (AP) — Members of the Japan soccer team that won the Women’s World Cup in 2011 will be the first to carry the Olympic torch when the relay opens on March 26. The Japanese portion of the relay is … Continue reading

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The human cost of nuclear weapons is not only a “feminine” concern via Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

[…] It would be easy to dwell in frustration on experiences like these, or similar ones I have seen my colleagues face. Instead, I’m inspired by the women who excel in this field despite these challenges. What’s more, I’m glad … Continue reading

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I Was a Nuclear Site Guard. My Colleagues Sexually Assaulted Me via The New York Times

By Jennifer Glover The sexual harassment and violence I endured while working as a security guard at the Department of Energy’s Nevada National Security Site loops over and over through my mind. I have nightmares about it to this day. During … Continue reading

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Study: Atomic bomb radiation raised teens’ risk of breast cancer via The Asahi Shimbun

Women from Hiroshima and Nagasaki who had their first periods around the time of the atomic bombs are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer, a study has found. The findings by researchers from Japan and the United States … Continue reading

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Gender & Radiation: The Hidden Nuclear War Against Women & Little Girls – Mary Olson via Nuclear Hotseat

Gender & Radiation’s depiction of “Reference Man” vs. size of a little girl: all radiation doses are not equal! Listen Here: Podcast: Download This Week’s Featured Interview:Mary Olson is Nuclear Waste Specialist at NIRS (Nuclear Information and Resource Service–) and Acting Director, Gender and Radiation Impact Project. … Continue reading

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American Women Debate Safety of Nuclear Power via Voice of America

Kristin Zaitz believes that her nuclear power plant is safe. Zaitz is an engineering manager at Diablo Canyon Power Plant, California’s only working nuclear power center. She believes it is so safe that she worked there during both of her pregnancies. She … Continue reading

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