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Remembering Medgar Evers and the Twenty-Four Hours that Changed the Civil Rights Movement

Medgar+Evers

  In a little over a twenty-four hour period from June 11, 1963 to June 12, 1963 a significant shift in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States happened. During this time period of a little more than twenty-four hours three separate incidents occurred that propelled the Civil Rights Movement forward and garnered more support for the movement and became a turning point in the fight f...


Equal Pay – Laws of Two Nations

Laws of Two Nations - Equal Pay Bills

Republican Senators have introduced a watered down, toothless bill designed to address the problem of pay equity. S. 875, a six page bill, is deceptively entitled the "Workplace Advancement Act." This bill is but yet another Republican sponsored amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938; an act which stood for 60 years and offered workplace protections for all Americans until it was gutted...


Girls Don’t Cry Wolf

Madison+Douglas

Click here to view Girls Don't Cry Wolf Video I was raised in a small, conservative town where sexism was present, but was not critiqued by peers or adults within the community. Slut shaming and biased dress code regulations were habitual and unquestioned by all during my years in junior high and first half of high school. I not only experienced these pressures in a classroom setting, but als...


The Ripple Effect – Iris’ Story

ripplewater1

It took years before I could share my story with others but when I did I discovered I was not alone. My main goal in sharing my story was to let other women who had been raped to know they were not alone either. Every 107 seconds, another American is sexually assaulted in our country 44% of those assaulted are under the age of 18 About 2/3 of assaults are committed by someone known to the ...


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

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

Confirm 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’

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...


Black History Month – Whose Story Is Missing?

African American History

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

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

Roe v Wade

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 ...


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