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Womens Rights Movement

Decriminalizing Prostitution In South Africa: A Recipe to Extinguish the Legacy of Sara Baartman

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home
Taina Bien-Aime

Prostitution, one of the most brutal forms of male-perpetrated sexual abuse, is illegal in South Africa. While corrupt police are known to arrest and brutalize the women for loitering, buyers of sexual acts are rarely arrested.

Celebrate MLK, But Honor One Who Went Before Him

Martha Burk | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

Known by all as the strongest advocate for equal rights for African Americans using non-violence, King has become a giant in the history of the quest for civil liberty and social justice.

Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation in Our Lifetime: The Vision of Efua Dorkenoo (1949-2014)

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 02.04.2015 | Home
Taina Bien-Aime

A radiant light escaped earth when a woman named Efua Dorkenoo, fighting cancer, took her last breath in her husband's arms on October 18, 2014.

9 Pivotal Victories That Quietly Changed Women's History

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 03.27.2014 | Women

The last century of women's rights victories has a familiar highlight reel with women gaining the right to vote, access to birth control and abortion,...

The Adorable Feminist

Kate Jenkins | Posted 08.06.2013 | DC
Kate Jenkins

Feminists still have important work to do. There are still unfair stigmas about our sexual choices, and we are still considered formidable bitches when we get ahead at work. Our strength and our intelligence do not receive the recognition they deserve.

Understanding Race

Martha S. Jones | Posted 04.07.2013 | College
Martha S. Jones

Yes, to understand race we must understand Seneca Falls, Selma, and Stonewall. But for the Understanding Race Project, that is just the beginning.

Remembering Civil Rights in 1963, 50 Years On

Kenneth W. Mack | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics
Kenneth W. Mack

History is as much about the present as it is about the past, and it now presents us with an opportunity to make the civil rights movement speak to our own present struggles rather than freezing its legacy like a black-and-white snapshot of the world of 1963.

Diversified American Leadership

Rayna Rossini | Posted 08.18.2012 | Teen
Rayna Rossini

Without these essential leaders, America would not be at its current state. Leadership is George Washington, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Michelle Obama. Leadership is being courageous

Penny-Wise and Pound-Foolish: Proposed Funding Cuts for Response to Violence Against Women

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

Domestic violence is a continuing, costly, and consistently underserved problem. Cutting federal funds for dealing with it is not only bad news, it is a bad idea.

From Hope to History: It's Time to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 08.31.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

My two teenaged daughters want to know why we have failed them. They want to know why -- in 2011 -- the U.S. Constitution still does not state that men and women are equal. What do I tell them?

The Women's Deliberation Movement

Shelley Hendrix Reynolds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shelley Hendrix Reynolds

In this era, we can no longer afford for deliberation, defined as "leisureliness of movement or action; slowness" to define us as women.

Women's Rights are Human Rights

Lisa A. Crooms | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa A. Crooms

We urge Secretary Clinton and the Obama Administration to add a new component to the common understanding of human rights, and begin to think about how human rights are parts of our daily lives.

Women at a Crossroads

Kathy Bushkin Calvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kathy Bushkin Calvin

Women around the world are at a crossroads today. At no point in recent memory have more women simultaneously occupied the halls of power and been left stranded on the street.

Liberal Causes: What Happened To Women?

Katha Pollitt | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On August 26, 1970, thousands of women marched down New York's Fifth Avenue as part of the nationwide Women's Strike for Equality. ... Forty yea...

Women's Rights and Gay Rights: What Can Be Learned in the Quest for Equality

Kristina Schake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristina Schake

The gay rights movement has gained speed and that same generation of young people who are daring to dream for more are overwhelmingly in favor of equal rights in all regards.