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Danielle Jackson, Online Outreach Associate

Danielle Jackson, Online Outreach Associate

Danielle Jackson is the Online Outreach Associate for the National Women's Law Center. She is responsible for maintaining the NWLC's social media and blog presence. Prior to joining the NWLC, she served as the New Media Assistant at EMILY's List, after graduating from Syracuse University with a B.A. in Political Science. While not at work, Ms. Jackson enjoys rooting on her favorite Syracuse Orange and Philadelphia sports teams, listening to music and concert going, and trying to get her friends as riled up about politics as she is.

My Take

NWLC’s Weekly Roundup: August 13 – 17

Posted by Danielle Jackson, Online Outreach Associate | Posted on: August 17, 2012 at 05:17 pm

Happy Friday! Can you believe we’re already halfway through August? Today I have two quick hits for you, the first on voter ID laws – both passed and potential – and what they could mean in the upcoming election, and a new satire video.

So let’s talk voter ID first. I just found this new infographic from Craig Newmark at craigconnects. It breaks down some of the latest voter ID laws, both passed and pending, and explains the impact these laws could have this November.

Of course, there are many important issues for women in this upcoming election. If you’re looking for some background information – or even need to register to vote or update your registration – check out our recently updated voter education materials.

Oh – and speaking of those important issues, I’m sure you know that women’s health will be among them. We’ve seen tons of attacks the past few years, including the slashing of funding to Planned Parenthood. I was really excited to find this new Funny or Die video with Connie Britton yesterday that mocks these funding cuts and suggests – with satire – what could happen to Planned Parenthood if the cuts keep coming.

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NWLC’s Weekly Roundup: August 6 – 10, Olympic GIFs Edition

Posted by Danielle Jackson, Online Outreach Associate | Posted on: August 10, 2012 at 04:36 pm

I got a text message from my friend Amani last night. Our conversation went like this:

Texts from Amani

We then got into a friendly disagreement about football. (Being friends with a Giants fan is really tough when you’re an Eagles fan.)

I think all of here at NWLC are pretty bummed that the Olympics are coming to a close – especially because Team USA’s women have been doing so well. We’re pretty giddy about the Title IX Olympics! Some of us have even been diligently avoiding Olympics results spoilers so we can watch in full suspense during primetime every night.

We’ve also been sharing a lot of animated GIFs with each other of some of our favorite Olympic moments. So I thought, why not give a slightly early close out to the Olympics on our blog with some of those GIFs?

Megan Rapinoe after the US Women’s Soccer team took gold, via @SBNationGif
Megan Rapinoe

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NWLC's Weekly Roundup: July 30 - August 3

Posted by Danielle Jackson, Online Outreach Associate | Posted on: August 03, 2012 at 05:15 pm

It's been a busy week in our office, so here are a few quick hits for you:

Olympic weightlifter Zoe Smith spoke out against criticisms of weightlifters and other female athletes not being "feminine" enough on her blog. "What makes you think we actually give a toss that you, personally, do not find us attractive? What do you want us to do?" she wrote. "Shall we stop weightlifting, amend our diet in order to completely get rid of our 'manly' muscles, and become housewives in the sheer hope that one day you will look more favourably upon us and we might actually have a shot with you?!"

Then the 18-year-old went on to break a British record in weightlifting by lifting twice her body weight.

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NWLC’s Weekly Roundup: July 23 – 27 – Olympics Edition!

Posted by Danielle Jackson, Online Outreach Associate | Posted on: July 27, 2012 at 05:22 pm

Happy Friday! Hope you’ve all remembered that today is also the opening day of the 2012 London Olympics. And just in case you haven’t heard it yet, 2012 marks the first time that there are more women on Team USA than men. Team USA totals 530 athletes, 269 of them women. To celebrate this achievement and to tip our hat to the influence Title IX has on this year’s team (in its 40th anniversary year, no less!), we created this graphic and posted it to our Facebook page! Please share it with your friends to spread the good news about Team USA and to support our team in London.

Team USA is powered by Title IX

And speaking of the Olympics, it seems like there’s a bit of kerfuffle over what some of the uniforms female athletes will be wearing to compete in. While women were required to cover their legs when first allowed to compete in the 1900 games, these days we typically see things like female beach volleyball players competing in bikinis. Starting this year, female volleyball players are allowed to wear shorts and sleeved tops. Of course, this has sparked some debate and is winding up to be just another step in a long history of concern – often times misplaced concern – over women’s Olympic sporting attire.