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A Survivor Who Once Said “I would never …”

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It started as a push in the heat of an argument. To this day I don’t remember what the argument was about. He apologized immediately and all was forgiven. I had no idea that over the next year things would escalate. How could this happen to me? It was such a gradual process. Day-to-day life was for the most part normal...at first. By the time I realized he was an abuser it was too late - I wa...


UniteWomen.org’s First Annual ‘Honoring Heroines’ Award

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It is with great pleasure to present Diane Wilson, co-Director of Florida, UniteWomen.org, with our first annual “Honoring Heroines” award.  Many are aware of Diane’s passion in fighting for equality but may not know she has been fighting a battle of her own. Diane did not make me aware of her breast cancer diagnosis until well after I deemed her to be one of our most effective activists...


Rally4Equality – A Time to Come Together

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This Saturday, September 13th, many organizations and individuals will come together at the We Are Woman Rally4Equality to speak out against those who would deny women constitutional equality, disenfranchise voters and give those with more money an unfair advantage in our elections. It is time to put aside past differences and stand together to achieve equality and fairness. There is far too mu...


Women’s Rights: An Artist’s Perspective – Women Must Bear Children, Cook, and Clean by Cristina Velazquez

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UniteWomen.org is pleased to announce the eighth of twelve featured artists in our online art show Women’s Rights – An Artist’s Perspective. Women Must Bear Children, Cook and Clean by Cristina Velazquez.  ARTIST’S STATEMENT Art making is a constant endeavor in my life.  Visual and objects surround me and fill me with energy that it is turned into fine art in my studio, locate...


A Call For Art – ‘Voices: An Artist’s Perspective’

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UniteWomen.org and Karen Gutfreund Art announce a Call for Art! EXHIBITION in conjunction with Karen Gutfreund Art at the NAWA (National Association of Women Artists), 80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1405, New York, NY 10011 opening April 2nd to April 30, 2015. Deadline to enter is September 25, 2014. Click here for the detailed prospectus and to enter the exhibition: http://www.entrythingy.com/www....


Women’s Rights: An Artist’s Perspective – Sally Edelstein

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UniteWomen.org is pleased to announce the seventh of twelve featured artists in our online art show Women’s Rights – An Artist’s Perspective. A Storms Approaching by Sally Edelstein ARTIST’S STATEMENT As a storm approaches the Republican National Convention, women are already in the eye of the storm. Today women are being moved around like so pawns in a political game that seems t...


University needs to make a stronger effort against sexual assault

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UniteWomen.org member, Alexandra Miller and Paul Grindle wrote a piece for their University newspaper on possible solutions to the surge in reported sexual assaults on campus. If you have written a piece on sexual assault for your campus newspaper, please send it to awareness@unitewomen.org for consideration in the UniteWomen.org blog. Stony Brook is grappling with an increase in reported se...


No Time for Reflection – A Game Plan for 2014

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An anniversary is a great time to reflect on one’s past. I wrote a piece last month that reflects on our accomplishments of 2013:   The goals of 2014 are far too critical to dwell on our past.  Legislation and rhetoric against our rights is occurring at an increasing rate already this year.  How do we stop this momentum?   Consider that mid-term election funding for Republican ...


Open Letter to President Barack Obama and the U.S. Senate

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UniteWomen.org ACTION stands with the pro-choice, civil rights and LGBTQ communities against the nomination of Michael Boggs to the Federal District Court of Georgia. President Obama and the majority of Senators in the U.S. Senate have proven themselves to be ardent supporters of the rights of women, minorities and LGBTQ community. But our laws are not written by legislation alone. Equality is...


Women’s Rights – An Artist’s Perspective – Deborah Landry

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UniteWomen.org is pleased to announce the sixth of twelve featured artists in our online art show Women's Rights - An Artist's Perspective. Deborah Landry's artwork is entitled Equal Means Equal ARTIST'S STATEMENT I created this painting as part of my Empowerment Series. Women all over the world are not treated equal to men. In the old days when you did something wrong you would have to ...


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