“Now we see, the ballot has
no color line and is colorblind.”
– Marie Foster,
Black American Civil Rights
activist, from her speech
October 5, 1963
WOW2 is a four-times-a-month sister blog to This Week in the War on Women. This edition covers stories from October 24 through October 31.
Since there are five Saturdays in this month, there will be no WOW2 next Saturday.
The next installment of WOW2 will be on Saturday, November 5, 2022.
“Most of the time when "universal"
is used, it's just a euphemism for
"white"; white themes, white
significance, white culture.”
– Merle Woo,
activist, socialist-feminist, and poet
“The core of my platform is to change
the role of money in politics, support
public education and break up monopoly
power. All of these are fundamental
prerequisites to a responsive democracy.”
– Zephyr Teachout,
Democratic Socialist, activist for
public funding of elections and
ending voter suppression
The purpose of WOW2 is to learn about and honor women of achievement, including many who’ve been ignored or marginalized in most of the history books, and to mark moments in women’s history. It also serves as a reference archive of women’s history.
These trailblazers have a lot to teach us about persistence in the face of overwhelming odds. I hope you will find reclaiming our past as much of an inspiration as I do.
THIS WEEK IN THE WAR ON WOMEN
will post shortly, so be sure to go there next, and
catch up on the latest dispatches from the frontlines.
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