Tag Archives: Women

Sweet Honey in the Rock: Ella’s Song

To me young people come first
They have the courage where we fail

The Fempire Strikes Back | #MeToo by Ann Jones

 Time magazine passed over the president as its “person of the year” to name instead the “Silence Breakers” — the brave, outspoken women who inspired the #MeToo campaign.

Cartoon: Dad?

By Signe Wilkinson  truthdig.com  May 29, 2014 #YesAllWomen

Upworthy: How the Media Failed Women in 2013

Published on Dec 3, 2013   Upworthy.com    There was a lot to celebrate this year for women in the media. But some things aren’t changing fast enough… Join the campaign: http://bit.ly/ChangeMedia  Miss Representation Subscribe or “Follow” us on Rise Up Times.wordpress.com. Rise Up Times is also on FACEBOOK! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog […]

Evergreene Digest: 5 Reasons You Need To Care About The Texas Abortion Law (And 1 Reason You Don’t)

Because doctors shouldn’t have to pay to play. Because even conservatives feel marginalized.  Because the leadership that made this happen won’t stop at here—they’re coming for your birth control, too. Because this is a real problem, for real women, right now. Because the ultimate cost will be paid in women’s health. And the one reason […]

Sonali Kolhatkar: The Cost of Courage — Malalai Joya’s Life-Risking Activism

“Joya had refused to remain silent in Parliament, and now, out of office, with her life more in danger than ever, she continues to speak for her people. In 2009, at the insistence of her supporters, she published her memoir, “A Woman Among Warlords,” where she laid out in clear terms her twofold struggle against […]

Evergreen Chronicles: Frank Bruni | American “movies, manners and a set of mores” condone rape

Want to end sexual assault in the military? Good policies are a start, but the culture has to change, too What men want, America delivers Katie McDonough, Salon August 13, 2013 | It has been two days since the last of the four suspects in the Vanderbilt University rape case turned himself in to Tennessee […]

MPR> 2 Minnesota women sentenced in Somali terror case

In this Aug. 5, 2010 file photo, Hawo Mohamed Hassan, left, and Amina Farah Ali, both of Rochester, Minn., leave the U.S. District Court after appearing at a hearing in St Paul, Minn. A jury on Thursday convicted the two women of funneling money to a terrorist group in Somalia. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig, File) by Brandt […]

[Video] Misty Rowan> Spoken Word

Misty Rowan Minnesota spoken word artist Misty Rowan performed these three poems at the 2013 Annual Meeting of Women Against Military Madness. Misty is an active member of the Twin Cities based Anti-War Committee. Additional information and works can be found on her website missteatree.com. Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS […]

Bianca Jagger> Women: The Unsung Heroes of the Environment

Women: The Unsung Heroes of the Environment  As the Cree proverb warns us: Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize we cannot eat money. By Bianca Jagger  10 March 13  Reader Supported News Bianca Jagger discusses the important […]

This is a peaceful women’s rights rally . . .

Silenced> Gender Gap in the 2012 Election Coverage

For a better view of this graphic, click here. Silenced: Gender Gap in Election Coverage 4thestate.net via Media Reform Daily> FreePress.net June 1, 2012 Women are significantly under-represented in 2012 election coverage in major media outlets. In our analysis of news stories and transcripts from the past 6 months, men are much more likely to be […]

Katha Pollitt> Women: Occupy the Left

Women: Occupy the Left Katha Pollitt     May 2, 2012   |   This article appeared in the May 21, 2012 edition of The Nation. A woman who identified herself only as Jenna stopped on her way to work to join demonstrators with Occupy Boston on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds) Women’s rights have always been […]

David S. Martin, CNN> Rape victims say military labels them ‘crazy’

Rape victims say military labels them ‘crazy’ By David S. Martin     CNN   updated 12:29 PM EDT, Sat April 14, 2012 Rape Victims: Military Calls us “Crazy” Women accuse military of using psychiatric diagnoses to oust sexual assault victims “I couldn’t trust my chain of command to ever back me up,” says an alleged victim 3,191 […]

The Great Hunt: Return of the Burning Times> Witch Hunts Then and Now

The Great Hunt: Return of the Burning Times By Mary Beaudoin  WAMM Newsletter  October 2011 The Great Hunt of today takes various forms with the whole world as hunting grounds: there are fishing expeditions to identify domestic enemies, hunts to apprehend undocumented people and suspected terrorists, and hunts for declared enemies in other countries. Today […]

Video: Howard Zinn, on people’s labor history

http://www.pbs.org/historydetectives One of the many wise and knowledgeable people who have lead the HISTORY DETECTIVES through its investigations over the years was Dr. Howard Zinn. Dr. Zinn passed away this January. In his memory, we’d like to share this extended interview where he tells the rending story of the Bread and Roses strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts. […]

Colombia: Women in the Crossfire

Colombia: Women in the Crossfire June 14, 2011 By Diane Lefer  LAProgressive Colombian Conflict: Three Young Women in the Crossfire “When I was three years old, the army bombed my village,” the girl told me. She was sixteen, which meant the bombing happened in 1998. “You’re from Santo Domingo?” I had protested that very bombing in demonstrations […]

Has Sarah Palin been cleansed of the blood of the Gabrielle Giffords assassination attempt?

A reminder:  Sarah Palin and the Gabrielle Gifford assassination attempt by John Slade In March of 2010, the Sarah Palin political action committee ran several ads using this basic image – a map of the USA, with a number of targeting crosshairs, as you might see through a rifle scope, scattered across the map. The […]

Tearing Off the Masks of Those Who Hide behind Women’s Skirts: Malalai Joya

Tearing Off the Maks of Those Who Hide behind Women’s Skirts: Malalai Joya by Mary Beaudoin From the May issue of the WAMM Newsletter.  Used with permission. From the sky, Occupation forces are bombing, killing civilians—mostly women and children. On the ground, Taliban and warlords together continue their fascism. If the U.S. and NATO left my […]

Beck and Limbaugh’s Targeted Political Misogyny

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