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Women’s History and Feminism – Addressing the Elephant in the Room

Women’s History has only become a serious academic area of research in the last several decades. In the public it has been a shorter time than that. Sure we all grew up learning about Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells, Amelia Earhart, and Eleanor Roosevelt but even the stories of those women’s lives were not very well examined until more recently. There is a complaint within t...


Misogyny, Racism and Loretta Lynch

UniteWomen.org® ACTION calls on the U.S. Senate to immediately vote to confirm Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee for U.S. Attorney General. Sign NARAL's petition to vote on Loretta Lynch's nomination now! What is truly behind the U.S. Senate holding up a vote for confirming Loretta Lynch? A vote to confirm her has already been delayed longer than any nominee in recent history. • ...


The Authentic Woman – ‘Voices – An Artist’s Perspective’

Sunday, March 8th at 8:00 p.m. EDT tune in to The Authentic Woman with host Shannon Fisher and her guests Karen Teegarden, President & CEO of UniteWomen.org and Karen Gutfreund, Curator and National Director of Exhibitions for the organization. We will discuss UniteWomen.org's nationally juried art exhibit, "Women's Voices: An Artist's Perspective." The women will explore the themes in the g...


Considering Freedom During Black History Month: Our Incomplete Project at Home and Abroad

Guest Blog by Brenda E. Stevenson, Ph.D. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” - The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, 1865 It is certainly fitting that during Black History Month 2015, we ...


Black History Month – Whose Story Is Missing?

Guest Blogger Davida Lindsay-Harewood: It is impossible to teach the true history of the US without including Africans and African Americans.  There were Africans on Columbus’ journey of exploration of the Americas.  Africans were present in the early settlements in Jamestown and other colonies.  Every war this county has fought included people of African descent from the War of Independen...


Announcing Voices: An Artist’s Perspective

Voices: An Artist’s Perspective is a feminist exhibition with 26 women artists raising their voices to tell individual stories that advocate for the fight for social, cultural, economic and political rights and the inclusion of all voices in its push for gender equality and identity using a woman's voice as the visual narrative to effect change. Exhibition-related Programs: Live exhibition...


The Real Life Hurt of the 20-Week Ban

On this 42nd Anniversary of Roe v Wade, the U.S. House of Representatives tabled a 20-week abortion ban bill - for now. Some female Republican House members were concerned about the GOP's anticipated rhetoric over the rape exception in the bill and how it would reflect on the party. Some in the media and pro-choice movement are heralding these women for standing up for changing the wording of the ...


Religious Freedom Restoration Act – Freedom For Whom?

  I have always been concerned with what I have considered my rights and privileges as both a woman and a United States citizen. In recent years however, I have increasingly seen efforts by both politicians and evangelicals to limit those rights and privileges for all women. When making efforts to place limits on those rights, politicians have increasingly turned to religious dogma to just...


UniteWomen.org Recognizes November as Native American Heritage Month

UniteWomen.org annually celebrates Native Peoples’ culture, traditions, and accomplishments, with a focus on several global concerns, such as: violence against Native Women, environment and climate, indigenous food production, and health care. Native Women have a disparate vulnerability to all forms of violence that exceeds that of any other racial or ethnic people in the United States and world...


Keystone XL Pipeline bill rejected: Indigenous people arrested after chant of joy

After it was announced Tuesday evening, that the Keystone XL Pipeline bill had been rejected by the US Senate - just one vote shy of the needed 60 yes votes - the poignant sound of Native American Indians' joy/relief filled the Senate Chamber. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Sicangu Lakota Oyate), whose land would have been transversed by the pipeline, had strongly opposed the pipeline. The Rosebud Si...


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