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Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment | U.S. Agency for International Development

Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment | U.S. Agency for International Development | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Long-term, sustainable development will only be possible when women and men enjoy equal opportunity to rise to their potential.
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Barbara Kruger - Feminist Artist - The Art History Archive

Barbara Kruger - Feminist Artist - The Art History Archive | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
RT @PattyArquette: @BrieanneDeWind @womenshistory Lots of artists like https://t.co/2I7Syfzc2j and Kara Walker https://t.co/1EkdS3ugpt
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This Polish Law Would Imprison Women Who Have Abortions

This Polish Law Would Imprison Women Who Have Abortions | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
The proposed legislation in Poland would make abortion virtually illegal in the country, and would imprison women for getting one.
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Why I’m Non-Binary, But Don’t Use ‘They/Them’ Pronouns

Why I’m Non-Binary, But Don’t Use ‘They/Them’ Pronouns | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Are they/them pronouns really “gender neutral” for someone who’s always been read as a fat, Black woman? These are important layers for the conversation on non-binary gender identity.
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Women Underrepresented in Behind-the-Scenes Roles in 2016 Primetime Emmy Nominations

Women Underrepresented in Behind-the-Scenes Roles in 2016 Primetime Emmy Nominations | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
There is a crisis of representation in the media. We live in a racially and ethnically diverse nation that is 51% female, but the news media itself remains staggeringly limited to a single demographic.
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Colorblind Ideology Is a Form of Racism

Colorblind Ideology Is a Form of Racism | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
The need for colorblindness implies there is something shameful about people of color that we shouldn’t see or talk about.
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Why We Need to Stop Dismissing Bodily Autonomy for Children with Disabilities

Why We Need to Stop Dismissing Bodily Autonomy for Children with Disabilities | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Disabled people are still fighting for bodily autonomy – and the struggle often begins with consent in childhood. Here’s the impact on this author.
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The Media Loves Chivalrous Men. Here's Why I Prefer to be a Chivalrous Woman.

The Media Loves Chivalrous Men. Here's Why I Prefer to be a Chivalrous Woman. | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
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How The Women On Obama's Staff Made Sure Their Voices Were Heard

How The Women On Obama's Staff Made Sure Their Voices Were Heard | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
"Amplification" is where it's at.
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Clinton sparks interest in 1st woman nominated, in 1872

Clinton sparks interest in 1st woman nominated, in 1872 | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
HOMER, Ohio (AP) — Nearly a century and a half before Hillary Clinton, a fiery activist from Ohio became the first woman nominated for U.S. president. Victoria Woodhull's varied and colorful life makes her difficult to pigeonhole. The suffragist, medium, businesswoman, stockbroker and newspaper publisher was "Mrs. Satan" to some, a visionary champion of women's and children's rights to others. She rode motorcycles, preached "free love" and followed the guidance of an ancient Greek orator she believed had presented himself to her as a spirit guide. The Equal Rights Party nominated Woodhull to face incumbent Republican Ulysses S. Grant in 1872 and Democrat Horace Greeley, nearly 50 years before women had the right to vote. At 34, she was a few months shy of the required age, but most historians still view her nomination and run as the first. Woodhull lost, of course, but by how much is unclear. The number of votes she received in losing to Grant was never officially recorded, and historians surmise many were discarded. Nonetheless, interest in Woodhull's life is on the rise with Clinton's historic candidacy this year as the first female nominee of a major party. Woodhull is being honored in and around her hometown in Homer, Ohio, with exhibits, lectures and prominent mention in the village's bicentennial parade this Saturday. A documentary, "The Coming Woman," is in production. Visits are up at the only U.S. memorial to Woodhull: a clock tower in nearby Granville where her wooden likeness emerges hourly to organ music. "What's kind of funny about Hillary Clinton's campaign bringing everyone out is that this is a very contentious campaign, and it was the very same way in 1872," said Judith Dann, a professor of ancient history at Columbus State Community College who has made a project of Woodhull's life since moving to Homer around 2000. Licking County antiquarian Robbins Hunter conceived the Woodhull memorial in the 1970s, not wanting to see the legacy of a local daughter forgotten. Dann has created a display cabinet for Woodhull at the Homer Public Library and presented at the museum's lecture series, which runs through next month. Dann said a rivalry with Susan B. Anthony and others in the early suffragist movement may have led to Woodhull's exclusion from history books. Her radical beliefs on women and marriage also caused consternation. One of 10 children, Woodhull was beaten and starved, possibly abused, by her father as a child. She later blamed the disability of her first child on her first husband's alcoholism and drug addiction. When she preached "free love," Woodhull wasn't talking about sex, but of the institution of marriage, Dann said. She saw the day's legal prohibition against divorce as akin to slavery. Woodhull also favored legalizing prostitution as protection to women. The family was effectively run out of Homer when Woodhull was a girl, Dann said. After relocating to New York City, Woodhull, born Victoria California Claflin, and her sister, Tennessee Celeste Claflin, befriended railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt. With his help and with money earned helping him communicate with the spirit world, they became the first women to open a Wall Street brokerage house, earning nicknames including "the bewitching brokers." They also started a newspaper, Woodhull & Claflin's Weekly, to support Victoria's presidential run and to promote edgy ideas like short skirts and vegetarianism. Woodhull was in jail on Election Day 1872, charged with publishing obscenity for an article about a prominent minister's alleged extramarital affair; she was later acquitted on a technicality. Even before Clinton landed the nomination, the Robbins Hunter Museum had decided her run would be a good opportunity to promote Woodhull. Its exhibit focuses largely on the women's suffrage movement but also features photos, newspaper clippings and books about Woodhull. Rebecca Dungan, a board member who leads the museum's program committee, said some are fiction books that she won't read because they make her blush. "They're titles like Notorious Victoria, The Terrible Siren, Mrs. Satan, Outrageous, The Scarlet Sisters, Renegade Queen, Free Lover," she said. Well before the story of a Founding Father became "Hamilton," there was even a Broadway musical, 1980's "Onward Victoria," telling Woodhull's story. Woodhull's party picked Frederick Douglass, the runaway slave turned abolitionist, as her running mate — though Douglass never acknowledged it. Despite her campaign fading into history, Dann said, she had a lasting impact. "Victoria's here," she said. "She left her mark. We just don't know to look for it." ___ Follow Julie Carr Smyth at http://twitter.com/jcarrsmyth For some of her other recent stories: http://bigstory.ap.org/content/julie-carr-smyth ___ This story has been corrected to show that the Greek orator presented himself as a spirit guide, not a spirit.
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Trump’s latest policy proposal is a direct attack on Justice Ginsburg’s legacy

Trump’s latest policy proposal is a direct attack on Justice Ginsburg’s legacy | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
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From First Lady to President, Hillary Clinton Rises Above Sexism

From First Lady to President, Hillary Clinton Rises Above Sexism | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
An essay about Hillary Clinton and sexism
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Native American Women Saw the Largest Declines in Wages over the Last Decade among All Women

Native American Women Saw the Largest Declines in Wages over the Last Decade among All Women | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
RT @niwrc: Native women earnings fell ‘04 & ‘14 includes Recession & slow economic recovery download Pdf: https://t.co/zyz54fJAFh #NativeWo…
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India: AIMPLB affidavit reignites debate on women's rights

India: AIMPLB affidavit reignites debate on women's rights | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
The affidavit filed by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) in the Supreme Court on Thursday, during the hearing on a petition filed against triple talaq, has reignited the debate on the
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The Mother of Invention: 19 Things You Might Not Know Were Invented by Women

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Necessity isn't the only mother of invention. Though it wasn't always easy to get patents or the credit they deserved, women are responsible for many items we use today.
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17 amazing women who probably aren't in history books, but should be.

17 amazing women who probably aren't in history books, but should be. | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Some women won't be found in history books. Don't let them be forgotten.
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No Matter Who’s Elected, Patriarchy Reigns

No Matter Who’s Elected, Patriarchy Reigns | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
CONTENT WARNING: rape, sexual assault, physical abuse, violent misogyny, child abuse Hillary Clinton’s nomination as the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate at the DNC recently has been hailed by many as an historic moment in feminist history, as she is the first woman to be nominated by a major party. If she wins the race
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12 Great Books About Women and Work

12 Great Books About Women and Work | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Women work, work, work, work, work, work. But we don’t get to hear stories of female labor often enough. Here are 12 books that help to set the record straight.
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10 Mexican-American Women You Need to Know About

10 Mexican-American Women You Need to Know About | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
10 Mexican-American Women You Need to Know About http://xpatnation.com/mexican-american-women-you-need-to-know-about/ M&TC: WCW Mexican American women in history! Praise to the talented an
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An Open Letter to Afro-Latinxs: You Are Enough and It's Okay to Have Questions

An Open Letter to Afro-Latinxs: You Are Enough and It's Okay to Have Questions | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Can you relate to how this author used to feel about their Afro-Latinx identity? These reminders will help you embrace your whole self.
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"Prison industrial complex is a feminist issue because incarceration affects so many women’s lives"

"Prison industrial complex is a feminist issue because incarceration affects so many women’s lives" | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
"Prison industrial complex is a feminist issue because incarceration affects so many women’s lives
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How Non-Binary Identities Show What Society Gets Wrong About Gender

How Non-Binary Identities Show What Society Gets Wrong About Gender | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
What does gender mean to you? Degrassi: Connecting the Dots speaks with young genderqueer folks what non-binary identities mean and how to support young people who are questioning their gender.
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The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Fall 2016)

The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Fall 2016) | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap explains the pay gap in the United States, how it affects women of all ages, races, and education levels, and what you can do to close it. Read more »
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Is the US Doing Enough to Push for a Female Leader of the UN?

Is the US Doing Enough to Push for a Female Leader of the UN? | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
There is a crisis of representation in the media. We live in a racially and ethnically diverse nation that is 51% female, but the news media itself remains staggeringly limited to a single demographic.
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Workplace a bit sexist? Welcome to feminist fight club

Workplace a bit sexist? Welcome to feminist fight club | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
If you’ve got an idea-stealing Himitator or a creepy Hoverer in your life, it’s time to take action. These are the moves
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