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Binders Full of Women…beyond the jokes

There were many moments during the debate Tuesday evening that caused me to have deep concern for women’s rights, but it was the reference to “binders full of women” that triggered a flashback. In the early eighties, I was one of five women working in advertising sales in the Detroit area where 90% of our clients were automotive accounts. Just going through the interviewing process was an...


Discovering Courage: An Abortion Provider’s Daughter

    The first time I answered the question, “Nice to meet you. What do you do?” with the complete, whole truth I found it hard to breathe. I waited to see the faces change, the hand pull away. That was because, until that moment, when I first met people, I never revealed my full job description. To my relief, no one attacked me, judged me, or even looked at me strangely. I didn...


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Sitting here, trying to think of what to even write is hard.  There are so many points I want to touch and so many things I want to convey.  There are emotions of anger, emotions of helplessness, and emotions I can’t even put words to.  Unless you have been in a situation like this, there is no way to understand the amount of baggage that comes along with domestic violence. Like many child...


Welcome to the Birth Revolution

Right now women and the men who support them are using their voices, their votes, their many sources of power to preserve women’s rights and continue the fight for complete equality. Women’s rights organizations are locked and loaded; their supporters are in action on the paved streets and virtual highways every day. As many prepare to march on Washington this August 18 to oppose the War on Wo...


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...


Hold Politicians Responsible for Their Rhetoric

    I’ve always been judgmental about how people handle national tragedies.  I’ve taken people off of my Facebook friends list for joking at all about the Aurora shooting, the Indiana State Fair tragedy where people were killed by the collapsing stage, and anything involving the war.  I don’t think it is right to take advantage of the deaths of many for your own personal ga...


Women and Future of American Democracy

We’ve all heard about the war against women. What hasn’t gotten the same amount of press is that the war goes beyond reproductive health to an attack on women’s most basic civil rights. Ninety-two years ago, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution granted American women the right to vote in national and local elections. The amendment is beautiful in its brevity and clarity: ...


Obama, It’s Time to Protect Immigrant Women

As an undocumented immigrant, Elvia knew it was risky to go to the police. But after 30 years in an abusive relationship, she had finally reached her breaking point. So Elvia spoke up. She told her story to the cops in her Alabama town. They helped her secure a restraining order against her husband. The local women’s shelter helped her get back on her feet. For Elvia, the system worked. In fa...


Daily Round-Up

Wondering what's going on with the attack on women's rights?  UniteWomen.org brings you some of the latest news on many of the issues in the War on Women! War on Women From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "On April 28, 2012, marches were held in 55 cities protesting the War on Women, organized by a group which formed in response to the War on Women, UniteWomen.org. Although response ...


Rape Lasts A Lifetime

 One of the most rewarding aspects of being involved with UniteWomen.org is meeting so many amazing people.  We may have joined together through our anger at our rights being threatened and our concern for our country, but over the last four months we have laughed together, cried together and some have shared their stories for the first time in their lives.   Working to gain equality for all h...


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