Reporting today on Nov. 7, 2019 finally contains some good news for women! A Federal Judge in NY has struck down the Trump Administration's so-called "Conscience" Law which allowed medical professionals to deny reproductive care to women on the basis of the provider's religious beliefs. “Today’s decision is an important victory against the Trump Administration’s … Continue reading Court Win on Reproductive Access!
Today, in 1917, NEW YORK becomes an equal suffrage state! Read more HERE!
Yes, you CAN do something to fight period poverty (inability to purchase menstrual products), which causes women to choose between food and hygiene, or stay home from work or school. We can change this! Sign Period Project’s Manifesto! https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/endperiodpoverty Nadya Okamoto founded the nonprofit Period—a youth-led “menstrual movement” dedicated to improving access to period products—when … Continue reading END 🔴 Period Poverty! The MANIFESTO
Candy in vending machines is tax free; necessities for female hygiene? Not so much! Check out your state, and see what you can do to address this discrimination that “bleeds” women monthly... https://www.marieclaire.com/politics/a29490059/tampon-tax-state-guide/
Around the world, the costs of menstruation are anything but trivial. Women and girls are often shamed, debased, bullied and excluded during menstruation, and poverty poses a special humiliation. United Nations Recommendations The Curse. Aunt Flow. Red Alert. On the Rag—What’s the Problem with Female Functions? Some folks might think the “cost” of shaming women … Continue reading 🔴 WORLD PERIOD DAY| PERIOD SHAMING: Do You Know It’s Costs Worldwide?
African Women Farmers Create Mermaid Art Image from #WOMENSART @WomanArt1 . For more wonderful images check blog at http://Womensartblog.wordpress.com You might be thinking that rural women, women living under occupation, or in dreadful circumstances, really can't make any impact on our global climate emergency---and why would,they even want to, given all they are going through? … Continue reading Palestinian Women Farmers Turn Renewable Agricultural Waste Into Energy and Family Income!
Are You More Than A Body? Lots of people seem to think that girls and women are defined, and only valued, by their physical sexual characteristics. This view is embedded in most cultures at a very deep level, both in terms of concrete social practices (veiling, enforced modesty codes, segregation) and within the psyches of … Continue reading Happy International Day of the Girl, 2019! Ask “Are You More Than a Body?”
Time is running out! Change is one of those ambivalent features of human life. Like it or not, we will all encounter it. Embodiment Means Change As an embodied creature living on a linear timeline, with significant cyclical ‘repeats’, some change seems lovely—another spring! Another holiday! Another phase of the moon! But other changes are … Continue reading BODIES! When Change is NOT Your Friend…
Wow! Things are certainly changing in Medieval Studies, thanks to the intersectional approaches of scholars formerly excluded from the field. "WHY would a Muslim (African/ Woman/ American/ Asian/ handicapped/ LGBTIQ/ etc.) want to study the Middle Ages in N. Europe? Weird!", such scholars often hear when they present themselves in graduate studies or at conferences … Continue reading SPECIAL TRANSGENDER ISSUE! Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality | Vol 55 | No. 1
COOPER, Anna Julia – Did you know this woman, born into to slavery, was one of the first leaders in analyses of the ethics of slavery? Read about her on GLOBAL SOCIAL THEORY — Read on globalsocialtheory.org/thinkers/cooper-anna-julia/