What women discuss during the “Women’s History Month:" The democracy of leadership in the feminist organizations is an issue? Veronica Arreola writes in Viva la Feminista:
Today’s Women’s History Tidbit: 1932:
Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic*
A few weeks ago I was honored to share time and space with two amazing feminists. There were a lot of things we said on that panel that still are churning in my head, but I want to ramble on about one of them. We were asked why some women of color don’t embrace the label "feminist" and we talked about the historical racism in the feminist movement that is still not fully discussed. We see women of color call themselves feminist and for some white feminists, that means we’re good. But we’re not.
Human rights and especially women’s rights must be a vital part of the stabilization in Afghanistan. Beth Soderberg explains us the new campaign for Afghan Women and Girls:
Feminists Announce New Campaign for Afghan Women and Girls
Dr. Sima Samar, chairperson of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, warns that Afghan human rights and women and girls cannot be forgotten in any successful campaign to stabilize Afghanistan and end terrorism.
We make real not only our dreams but the dreams of our mothers and grandmothers. Courtney writes on Feministing:
I was talking to an insightful friend the other day about my work, and how much of it revolves around actualizing the ideas of older feminists (or certainly has, historically), and he said, "It’s amazing how much of life is lived in pursuit of reparations." It took my breath away.
I’ve frequently thought about the unfinished business of my mother and grandmothers, and the ways in which my life is so influenced by what they weren’t able to do in theirs. My paternal grandmother was an aspiring writer who never published a word, though she did work at a publishing company for a short time. Her struggle with bipolar disorder and a mental health system that didn’t understand it, left so many of her deepest desires unfulfilled. My mother’s huge talent was dispersed in many important places, including in co-founding the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival, among so much else, but she obviously feels as if her work took a backseat to parenting and my father’s career (despite their best intentions of co-parenting).
A real story that give us a nostalgic sense of childhood. From No Longer Qivering:
This is Ruth-lite because, as I was glancing through the character qualities and trying to figure out what to write about this time, I realized that this topic would contain some humor.
Our family was religiously devoted to punctuality. Chalk it up to my father’s obsessive-compulsive behavior or to it being one of our operational definitions but we were rarely tardy for anything. Unless, of course, it was a social function after a long road trip. Road trips were brutal and I imagine ours were no different than any other large family’s.
Because history matters and we need to remember the women who fought hard before us. Today in Feminist History, from Feministing:
On April 5, 1992, several hundred thousand (reports range from NOW’s estimate of 750,000 to other sources estimate of 300,000) people marched on Washington in support of abortion rights. It was one of the largest marches on Washington up until that point.
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