Watch: Meryl Streep Uses Her Voice In A Most Powerful Way At The Golden Globes

January 9, 2017 by

click on image to play video "Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose." As the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award at last night’s 2017 Golden Globes, Meryl Streep, despite having lost her voice, took her moment to use it to deliver this powerful speech on "Hollywood, foreigners, and the press", ... [Read More]


An Open Letter To Stephen Bannon From The Seven Sisters Presidents

November 23, 2016 by

November 21, 2016 Mr. Stephen K. Bannon Presidential Transition Office 1800 F Street NW Washington, DC 20006   Dear Mr. Bannon: Given your appointment as Senior Counselor by President-elect Donald Trump, a number of your comments have been scrutinized by the press. As has been widely reported, in a 2011 interview with Political Vindication Radio, ... [Read More]


Rethink the Past to Reshape the Future… A Women’s Historian Weighs In

November 14, 2016 by

By Pam Elam - The absolute heartbreak of Nov. 8th reminds us that learning from our history as women can be a powerful tool for fighting back against misogyny. Women don't give up, we get going. Anyone who works for social change is very familiar with the concept of "reinventing the wheel." It simply means doing ... [Read More]


“Her Impact”: 14-Year-Old Adds Her Voice To Post-Election Conversation In Powerful Essay

November 14, 2016 by

By Emma Crowell - I remember being six years old, driving through a mall parking lot, and noticing a yard sign with Hillary Clinton’s name on it. My mom, hoping to educate me about current events, pointed it out and explained that she was running for president. I asked her who else was running, and she told me ... [Read More]


What It Feels Like To Be A Woman In Canada… After The U.S. Presidential Election

November 10, 2016 by

By Erinne Paisley - This is my own experience. It is from my own Canadian, female, white, perspective. I do not believe any of these things make this perspective any more or less valid. I just believe this is one experience and my hope is that this experience resonates with at least one person out there – and that through this they ... [Read More]


Artist Building A Parthenon Of Banned Books As Monument To Intellectual Freedom

November 7, 2016 by

Marta Minijín, a conceptual artist from Argentina, is building a Parthenon of Books. The monument, which will include more than 100,000 banned books, will be a “symbol of resistance to any banning of writings and the persecution of their authors.” The building will be erected in Kassel, ... [Read More]


Meet The 29-Year-Old Likely To Make History As First Latina Massachusetts State Representative

November 1, 2016 by

click image to play video Meet Juana Matias of Lawrence, Massachusetts. Despite having never held elected office, the determined 29-year-old toppled her competition - two seasoned men - in the primary race to become the Democratic candidate for State Representative of the 16th Essex District. ... [Read More]


Student In Warsaw Lauds Abortion Ban Protest As End Of Poland’s ‘Era Of Quiet Women’

October 7, 2016 by

By Maya Cygańska - We were quiet. We were patient. We weren’t demanding or in the way, we were minding our own business, obviously less important than men’s. Every now and then we would catch a glimpse of bold headlines screaming about yet another woman who lost her physical or mental health, sometimes even life, ... [Read More]