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Feminists, Mujeristas and Womanists, It’s Time To Unite!

Unless you are one of the few charmed women in the world that has been spared any struggle, it is time to recognize that we women are facing battles that our mothers and grandmothers fought years ago and policies being written by privileged white males. Most of us are in the process of living a full and well rounded life. In some cases you will be acknowledged for those experiences and in others...


Attitude Reflects Leadership- Moving Forward

Attitude Reflects Leadership   The election is over, the results are in and the people have spoken. President Obama won the electoral vote by a distinct margin as well as the popular vote- although, admittedly by a lesser margin. The people also made their voices heard in several key Senate races, rejecting the misogynistic, xenophobic attitudes of the Todd Akins and Joe Walsh’s of the ...


One Woman’s Demand

Women have not been treated as full citizens of these United States from the inception of this country, and our Declaration of Independence and Constitution through the amendment process, did not remedy these deficiencies, our lives have been restricted unduly because of false information and invalid ideas which depicted women as inferior human beings in mind and body incapable of self determi...


Soldiers Needed for the War on Rape

  The problem of rape still plagues the United States. Why? Because rape mainly affects women: 9 out of 10 reported rape victims in the United States are female.[1] Under the leadership of a predominantly male government, rape receives little attention (the House is comprised of 362 men and 76 women; the Senate 17 women and 83 men).[2] As an example of the general disinterest our governm...


Light a Fire!

I think summer must be a hard time for any movement, but especially for women’s movements.  The legislative season is in a lull, no one outside of the movement is ready to talk definitively about politics, and all the students in the movement have taken a hiatus until the fall semester.  I’m embarrassed to admit that I have yet to find new state campus coordinators for my region.  It seem...


Have You Had Enough Yet Vaginas?

On February 16, 2012 thousands of women across this country were faced with an image that became the straw to break the camel’s back.  The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on the contraceptive coverage rule called an all-male panel with no women representatives, prompting some women members of Congress to walk out of the hearing in protest. This was just another slap i...


Big Government Threatens Michigan Families

  Angi Becker Stevens’ piece in RH Reality Check on Jenni Lane’s story in brought me to tears. The legislation passed out of committee in Michigan last Thursday is the most extremist anti-women yet in this country. These lawmakers have no capacity for understanding what their actions do to millions of women across this country. It’s all a political game to them. Why else would ...


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