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Honoring More Women from U.S. History

The lack of representation of female figures reflects how U.S. society often overlooks the contributions of revolutionary women, especially women of color. These important leaders should not be a subcategory in our nation's history, and the telling of their stories should continue beyond Women's History Month. more »
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02
26

Advocating for an Inclusive VAWA

On Feb. 12, the Senate passed an inclusive version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that would include provisions for previously-unprotected groups. Last week, the House revealed its own version of VAWA: a watered-down, non-inclusive bill that cuts out these protections. more »
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01
14

The Real Cost of Your Next Meal

A 2012 report by the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) United highlights the startling pay inequities within the industry -- disparities that disproportionately affect women restaurant workers. more »
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07
20

Ending Violence Against All Women

Anti-violence legislation may never be perfect, and many of the neediest women will suffer without ever knowing what recourse the law guarantees them. That's a tragedy. But when survivors, advocacy groups and legislators can pinpoint ways to expand legal protections and improve programs to those underserved populations, responsible lawmakers should follow through. more »
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04
13

Disney Candy Marketed with Racist Symbolism

Lisa Wade at Sociological Images recently wrote about the history of the use of watermelon as a symbol of how "simple" black folks are. Wade does a great job of showing that this is not an innocent stereotype -- it was actively used to dehumanize black p… more »
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