By Deborah O’Rell Today, March 3rd, is exactly 100 years since Suffragists marched on Washington demanding the right to vote. Suffrage literally means ‘the right to vote’ and not to suffer in some feminine way as generally believed. Hence, Suffragists were the women, and men, who fought for the right for women to vote. The […]
We’ve cut back on education, nutrition programs for children, heating assistance for elderly seniors, and we’ve thrown kids off of Head Start. We claim we can’t continue to take care of vulnerable seniors through social security/medicare, and we have no money to invest in rebuilding our antiquated and crumbling bridges, dams, roads and rails, water […]
She was 14 when her 49 year old teacher raped her. She killed herself before her 17th birthday, he got 30 days in jail. Unfortunately that’s par for the course in our female sexualizing culture. Consider Jessica Valenti’s thoughtful and right on 10 Things to End Rape Culture.
By Saswat Pattanayak Until yesterday, Amazon on its UK website was selling t-shirts emblazoned with slogans such as “Keep Calm and Rape Me” and “Keep Calm and Hit Her”. After due protests, the pages for these items have been removed. What’s more disturbing is that the company which produces these clothing items, Solid Gold Bomb […]
The Annual Brides March against Domestic Violence was held today in New York City. Otherwise known as Gladys Ricart and Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Walk, this is a unique event that protests various forms of patriarchy and oppressions that continue to exist in the world today. Gladys Ricart was murdered by a former abusive […]