Category: women in the world

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Guest Feature – “The #YesAllWomen Movement”

Guest Feature Post by Amelia Eskenazi and Emma Troughton, high school students from Indiana In the United States, society has evolved into one of toxicity through its relentless enforcement of artificially constructed gender norms — to the extent at which massacres rooted in misogyny and sexism ensue. Women are objectified in many different aspects. We are forced to oblige to strict school dress codes to supposedly “avoid distracting our male peers while they learn.” These dress codes equate bare skin to sexual implications, perpetuating the hyper-sexualization of women and suggesting that men are inherently untamable in the face of what...

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#Yes, All Men…Why We Need Men to be Feminists Too.

Powerful response from a father and his son on #Yes, All Women campaign that we’ve all seen explode around the universe.  Finally!  Men that get it are understanding that it will take ALL of us to correct and STOP gender harassment, inequity and violence. Make sure you show this to your own father, brother, boyfriend, husband, partner and son. We NEED this campaign to continue.  Our lives are at stake. ————————- by Charles Blow, Op-ed Columnist for the New York Times, June 1, 2014 As I drove my son back to college last week, where he’ll take a summer chemistry...

2012 Republican National Convention: Day 3

How the GOP can Win Back Women —-If They Really Want To…

I cannot believe what I read about Nevada’s GOP party platform.  Really!?? In Missouri the GOP has 32 horrible abortion bills and no interest in equality rights in the workplace, let alone marriage. But if the GOP truly wants to woo women back into their party, then THIS is the way to start.  Thank you Ilyse Hogue for a great piece. ———————– How the GOP can Win Back Women By Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America – April 27, 2014 for MSNBC In Nevada last week, the state Republican Party quietly made a significant decision: to remove its opposition to abortion...

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Best Tweets of Women of the World 2014 Summit

Last week, the Women of the World 2014 Summit took place. ProgressWomen has gathered our favorite tweets from the summit below! “We’re breaking glass ceilings, but we need to provide the ladders for our little sisters to break more glass ceilings” – @laylool #WITW14 — Julie Zeilinger (@juliezeilinger) “I think office holders are better when there are women demanding them to be better.” – @CecileRichards #witw14 — Alison McQuade (@akmcquade)   “Leadership is not a birthright.” – @HillaryClinton #witw14 — EMILY’s List (@emilyslist)   .@CecileRichards “Work for the world we want, where reproductive rights are understood as basic human rights”...

Happy Women's History Month!
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Let’s Celebrate Women’s History Month!

March is one of our favorite months. Why? March is Women’s History Month, of course! Women’s History Month was inspired by the idea of International Women’s Day, which was first celebrated on March 8, 1911. As time progressed, feminism became more popular and women started having more roles in society. The “women’s liberation” movement  in the 1960′s started to get people thinking: why is “history” taught, but not “herstory”? The demand for women’s role in history to be recognized by the government increased, and by 1987, at the request of the National Women’s History Project, Congress expanded the week to...

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My First Day as a State Capitol Intern

Rachel Brooks is a University of Missouri sophomore and intern for Missouri State Representative Stacey Newman. Her article on her first day as a State Capitol Intern: My first day at the Missouri Capitol several weeks ago was just that – my first day at the Capitol! Being from Texas, I had never visited Missouri’s Capitol building. I ran up the steps and tried desperately to orient myself in the circular building, searching for Rep. Stacey Newman’s office. I found it, just in time to be whisked away to an Elections House hearing where she is the ranking senior Democrat....