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How “Patriarchal Capitalism” Finances Systemic Agricultural Violence

It’s time to talk about women’s economics with attitude. It’s time to laugh at what is often absurd and call out what is dangerous. By focusing on voices not typically part of mainstream man-to-man economic discourse, Women Unscrewing Screwnomics will bring you news of hopeful and practical changes...

The Children’s Defense Fund Calls Voters to Action

@neighnetinc on Instagram celebrating the National Day of Social Action. The Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program hosted a National Day of Social Action on July 15, calling on voters to stand up for children by voting with the issues that affect them in mind. A virtual rally...

Today in Feminist History: Harding, You’re The Man for Us (August 5, 1920)

Today in Feminist History is our daily recap of the major milestones and minor advancements that shaped women’s history in the U.S.—from suffrage to Shirley Chisholm and beyond. These posts were written by, and are presented in homage to, our late staff historian and archivist, David Dismore. August 5,...

Military Interference in Sexual Assault Case of Captain Erin Scanlon at Fort Bragg

The legal twists and turns in a rape case involving a soldier stationed at Fort Bragg clearly demonstrate how the U.S. Army is still failing in its responsibility to investigate and prosecute sexual harassment and assault charges from its members. The military at Fort Bragg interfered in the military...

“Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote” Has Grave Warning for November Election

As the 2020 presidential election grows closer day by day, it is essential to stay informed about the pervasive methods of voter suppression. A new film is coming out will help you do just that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_KPW3ftwT0 “Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote” premieres Wednesday, August 5, at 2 p.m EST. It...

In Defense of the “1619 Project”

Screenshot from “The 1619 Project.” (New York Times, “The 1619 Project”)On Thursday, July 23, Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) introduced the Saving American History Act of 2020. The bill would “prohibit ederal funds from being made available to teach the 1619 Project curriculum in elementary schools and secondary schools.”  The...

The Cost of a Peace Deal With the Taliban: Ignoring Concerns of Minority Women

“Having seen the impact of the Taliban regime firsthand, I want to envision a different outcome of the peace deal with Taliban,” writes Taj. “Most articles about the peace deal mention the concerns of Afghan women which is a legitimate concern—but to the date, no articles have raised...

Today in Feminist History: Uncertainty and Concern in Tennessee (August 4, 1920)

Today in Feminist History is our daily recap of the major milestones and minor advancements that shaped women’s history in the U.S.—from suffrage to Shirley Chisholm and beyond. These posts were written by, and are presented in homage to, our late staff historian and archivist, David Dismore. August 4,...

War on Women Report: “Disturbing” Arrest of Transgender Woman into Unmarked Van

The War on Women is in full force under the Trump administration. We refuse to go back, and we refuse to let the administration quietly dismantle the progress we’ve made. We are watching.  This is the War on Women Report. Monday, July 27  + Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton (R) said slavery...

Education, Discrimination and Menstruation – Ms. Magazine

A young girl’s lawsuit—and her demand that menstruation be considered under Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972—has the potential to break new ground.As debate rages on about whether and when students can return safely to school, one Texas pre-teen has been shut out all year—but not...