Feminism, Politics

BI-PARTISAN BILL RE-OPENS DRIVE FOR EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

No human rights, without women’s rights.

Thank you NJ Senator Lautenberg!!

United 4 Equality (U4E)

human rights FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Washington, DC – MAY 09, 2013

CONTACT: Carolyn Cook, Founder/CEO, United 4 Equality, LLC
ccook@united4equality.com / 202-309-1963
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WASHINGTON, DC—Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Senator Mark Kirk )R-IL) today introduce legislation to remove the Congressionally-imposed deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. The bill will be introduced today, May 09, 2013 to coincide with Mother’s Day celebrations across the country. The Equal Rights Amendment has been ratified by 35 of the 38 states necessary to become part of the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women equal treatment by federal and state laws and in the courts.

The original amendment debuted in 1923 in the US Congress without a time limit, introduced by Susan B. Anthony’s nephew, Daniel Anthony and Senator Curtis, both Republicans, as the “Lucretia Mott Amendment” after the woman who started the women’s suffrage movement. The amendment was introduced in every session of…

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et al, Feminism

Drunk with Satisfaction, #FemFuture

I've had the desire to create change [work] for the greater good since I was a child. While in college, this need exploded. Boston has that effect on young impressionable students.  It's a hot-bed of intellectual, liberal politics. I volunteered for political campaigns, for women's organizations, environmental campaigns, Rosie's Place and AIDS Action Committee. My… Continue reading Drunk with Satisfaction, #FemFuture

Advocacy, Feminism

So you’re tired of hearing about “rape culture”?

Just read it…and don’t stop talking. The conversation must go on until the problem is resolved.

Rethink the Rant

TRIGGER WARNING:

The following includes descriptions, photos, and video that may serve as a trigger for victims of sexual violence.
Please be advised. 

Someone asked me today, “What is ‘rape culture’ anyway? I’m tired of hearing about it.”

Yeah, I hear ya. I’m tired of talking about it. But I’m going to keep talking about it because people like you keep asking that question.

Rape culture is when a group of athletes rape a young girl, and though there are dozens of witnesses, no one says, “Stop.”

Rape culture is when a group of athletes rape a young girl, and though there are dozens of witnesses, they can’t get anyone to come forward.

Rape culture is when a group of athletes rape a young girl, and adults are informed of it, but no consequences are doled out because the boys “said nothing happened.”

Rape culture is when a group…

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Advocacy, Feminism, Inspiration

Fired Up for Women

Today the Violence Against Women Act passed.  286 to 138. The 138 that voted against it were all Republicans. Remind me again how any woman can be a member of this party in its current form?  Come on Republicans! Take back your party from the right wing nut jobs. They are ruining it for you!… Continue reading Fired Up for Women

Advocacy, Feminism

Top 5 Celebrity Chicks that Rock My World

Women don't give enough props to other women. I crush on girls all. the. time. It's got nothing to do with sexuality, get your small minds out of the gutter. It's everything to do with seeing attractive qualities in another. Sometimes they are qualities I wish I had. Sometimes I just think, wow, girl you… Continue reading Top 5 Celebrity Chicks that Rock My World

Advocacy, Environmentalism, Feminism

Scanning, Dabbling and Changing the World…

DISCLAIMER: This blog post is more for my own brain dumping edification than for your entertainment.  Since early college, I wanted to work in/run a non-profit organization. I majored in political communication/campaign management an minored in women's studies with that intent. I fell in love with Marian Wright Eddleman, Gloria Steinem and Sarah Weddington.  I… Continue reading Scanning, Dabbling and Changing the World…