WOW2: September’s Trailblazing Girls and Occasions in Our Historical past


“Feminism is the unconventional notion that girls are human beings.” – Cheris Kramarae, Girls’s Research Scholar

If individuals do not vote, every little thing stays the identical.
You possibly can protest till the sky turns yellow or
the moon turns blue, and it is not going to
change something if you happen to do not vote.”

Dolores Huerta,
Mexican-American labor chief,
   United Farm Staff co-founder


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WOW2 is a four-times-a-month sister weblog to This Week within the Struggle on Girls. This version covers girls and occasions from September 9 via September 15.

The subsequent installment of WOW2 will likely be on Saturday, September 17, 2022.

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September15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month.

The Theme for 2022 is Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation

“We’ve to be seen. We must always
not be ashamed of who we’re.”

Sylvia Rivera,
  Puerto Rican-Venezuelan-American
  and transgender rights activist

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“Puerto Ricans are United States residents,
and I feel that the problem of statehood or
independence must be addressed
and must be resolved.”  

Rosie Perez,
   Puerto Rican-American performer
and Puerto Rican rights activist
 

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The aim of WOW2 is to find out about and honor girls of accomplishment, together with many who’ve been ignored or marginalized in many of the historical past books, and to mark moments in girls’s historical past. It additionally serves as a reference archive of ladies’s historical past. There are such a lot of extra phenomenal girls than I ever dreamed of discovering, and all too usually their tales are nearly unknown, even to feminists and students.

These trailblazers have lots to show us about persistence within the face of overwhelming odds. I hope you’ll discover reclaiming our previous as a lot of an inspiration as I do.

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THIS WEEK IN THE WAR ON WOMEN

will submit quickly, so make sure to go there subsequent, and
catch up on the most recent dispatches from the frontlines.



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