Seneca Falls 1848 – Never Let Anyone Forget

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1848 was a year of revolution in the Western world. Numerous European countries revolted against royalism and class oppression. Marx published The Communist Manifesto. Irish immigration to America skyrocketed as The Potato Famine ravaged the beautiful island. And Thaddeus Stevens, the outspoken, uncompromising abolitionist, was elected to Congress. But nothing was a revolutionary as what […]

Being Ripped to Shreds Only Leads to Nothing

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I have been briefly following the controversy that erupted following Michelle Goldberg’s cover story for The Nation entitled “Feminism’s Toxic Twitter Wars.” The premise for the story was that a group of feminists formed a group to work toward getting funding for online feminism (something Kathleen and I definitely support!). However, after they issued their report on the […]

Our Election Was Only the Beginning

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Right after I breathed a sigh of relief at the defeat of the Romney/Ryan ticket, I feverishly searched for the election results from Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Missouri. I was utterly delighted to see that Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Duckworth and Claire McCaskill won their highly contested Senate races. Several other female candidates won their races as […]

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

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Alice Paul was hardcore. In 1916, she decided that Carrie Chapman Catt, president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association was too moderate. Thus, in an effort to be more radical, she formed the National Women’s Party. Paul believed that suffrage would not be obtained by merely lobbying for it; she knew that it needed […]