Are you a good witch, or a bad one? Historically speaking, this was a trick question, with no hope of a Halloween treat. During the time of the European witch hunts, you were condemned to death either way. It was a battle by the patriarchy against pre-Christian, communal traditions in which women were leaders and… Read more »
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Congressional anti-abortion crusaders are threatening to shut down the U.S. government unless President Obama defunds Planned Parenthood. These misogynists would grind the country’s economy to a halt in a rabid attempt to destroy abortion rights. It’s medieval! The latest attacks revolve around a highly edited and inflammatory video that appears to show clinic staffers selling… Read more »
“Un compañero es tan valioso como un grano de arroz” es el título de un poema de la poeta filipina Mila Aguilar. Esto no se aplica a nadie mejor que a Heidi Durham, líder del Partido de Libertad Socialista (FSP) y Mujeres Radicales (RW), quien dejó una huella política indeleble cuando murió el 23 de… Read more »
FSP candidates Heidi Durham and Yolanda Alaniz (at right) made a splash with their 1991 race for Seattle City Council. “A comrade is as precious as a rice seedling” is the title of a poem by Filipina poet Mila Aguilar. It applies to no one more than it does to Heidi Durham, a leader of… Read more »
Window-smashing, blowing up mail boxes, arson, police brutality, prison … the fight for women’s vote in Britain was no ladies’ tea party. Working women’s courageous participation in the struggle in the early 1900s is dramatized in Suffragette. The film shows the dire plight of women who labored long hours in sweatshops, yet had no control… Read more »
“Even though the grave has silenced my granddaughter’s voice, I will continue to speak for her,” vows Renee Hess of Helyna Rivera, a Mohawk woman who was murdered in the U.S.-Canada border city of Buffalo, N.Y. on Aug. 10, 2011. Hess was one of many family and community members at the 2015 Strawberry Ceremony, an… Read more »
Longtime economic and social oppression are wearing thin, and women are getting ticked off.