women’s rights

HAPPY WOMEN’S HERSTORY MONTH!

This is the month that we celebrate strong, independent women. It’s a special month because women are special. They are women of...

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We March for Our Daughters, We March for You

I’m in a foul mood right now, and usually, when I feel like this I want to get in someone’s face. Here’s the topic of the moment that...

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Just Turn On the Light

We frozen women bury our cold dead in the night shivering and alone, the wolf howls above us, we cry in solitude and our tears turn to...

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The Warriors

Time, a robber disguised, rubbed the edges of her tenet, eroding the pillars of confidence that she adhered to, ones that she constantly...

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Planned Parenthood

The unshaven man in front of the clinic who smells of neglect and looks belligerent, as though he always has to have a cause to make him...

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Women Who Inspire: Erin Matson, Writer, Feminist Activist and Co-Founder and Co-Director of Reproaction.org

Erin Matson is a writer and feminist activist extraordinaire whose work has appeared in the Washington Post and on CNN, MSNBC, Al-Jazeera...

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Before Dawn

Let me acknowledge this darkness, its pain and its fears. Let me report what I have seen in this world I have chosen to love. Let me say...

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In This Moment

He brings me watermelon cubes in bed, in a kind act of sharing a favorite treat of his with me. I see him so clearly then for what he is:...

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I Am A Self Proclaimed Male Feminist

Recently I had the honor and pleasure of being a guest on Heart Stock Radio, a radio show that is based in Butte, Montana and is hosted by...

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Apocrypha

Jesus beat the bullies back from the temple and wiped his brow. He hadn’t signed on for this. He counted the days until retirement,...

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Creating a Feminist Future

My daughter started Kindergarten this year, and in the fourth week of school, a little boy kicked her in the face while she was playing on...

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A Woman’s Choice

But in just a few seconds, the test showed positive. Yes, I was pregnant. I called my mother at once and told her everything. Fortunately,...

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Geraldine

there is a danger to dismissing history and we will be the price bloodied face-down folded over ourselves

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1922

She said she never had boyfriends. But she also said something about a tulip growing in her garden of daisies – some unplanned...

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Dreaming of an Independence Day for Her

her liberty to love herself her liberty to have a choice when it comes to her body her liberty to age

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Love Letter to My Female Ancestors

Dear Female Ancestors, I have decided to do something impossible. I want to communicate back through time and space the love I feel for...

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“Did You Drop a Pound?”: Why I Won’t Be a Silent Feminist

“You look thin. Did you drop a pound?” It felt like a Jeopardy category: Dumbass Statements for 800. The answer: “What is something...

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Bottom Drawer Feminist

I was anxious the first time I went there. I had this idea that women who’d done time would be, I don’t know, different somehow; not...

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Melania Trump, What is Your Truth?

“The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly the air like birds and...

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100 Years from Yesterday

Imagine what today’s world would be like If the Suffragettes had been three million strong? 100 years from yesterday Fewer men...

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Why the Women’s March on Washington is So Important

“There will never be a new world order until women are a part of it.” – Alice Paul (January 11, 1885 – July 9,...

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And I Love Her

a brave new year dawns amidst a clown led misogynistic circus and there are words that need to be spoken so let me not mumble or remain...

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Hey Now, Girl

Hey now, girl Don’t clench your fists when you walk down the street Please, just don’t Don’t look down and hide your pretty face...

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Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Defeat – Inspiring Women Everywhere

Immediately following the presidential election, I felt compelled to run for office, and I don’t think that I am necessarily alone in...

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Tis’ the Season for Movies that Gaslight

If you are taking a break for Christmas, I bet you will be going to watch some seasonal romantic movies or general rom-com. I will be too,...

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The Presidential Campaign of 2016 & the Siege of Boston

“Look at what I see in front of me.” It was the mid-eighties. After a stint on an Israeli kibbutz, followed by some quality time with...

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