March is National Women’s History Month
“Some men say that they think
a tax-paying woman should
have the ballot. I contend that
the poorest factory girl is
helping pay the taxes and she
should have a right to say
something about the
care, fire protection and
– Margaret Foley in 1911,
Boston suffragist and
WOW2 is a four-times-a-month sister blog
to This Week in the War on Women.
“Our problems, our experiences
as women are profoundly unique
as compared to the other half
of the human race.”
– Lorraine Hansberry,
American playwright of
A Raisin in the Sun
“Patriarchal religion and ethics
tend to lump the female and sex
together as if the whole burden of
the onus and stigma it attaches to
sex were the fault of the female
alone. Thereby sex, which is known
to be unclean, sinful, and debilitating,
pertains to the female, and the male
identity is preserved as a human,
rather than a sexual one.”
― Kate Millett,
author of Sexual Politics
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.
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.
WOW2 began as a once-a-month post, then as more and more trailblazing women were added to the lists, it expanded until it became a four-times-a-month post. The lists became so long that I’m switching to posting only a selection of these amazing trailblazers — for those who want to see the glorious and more complete list of outstanding women for this week, click: www.dailykos.com/...
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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