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Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day was a social activist and journalist who worked through the Catholic church for change. After a rather wild early life, Dorothy became very involved with the Catholic church, especially with its relief efforts. 408 more words

Women's Rights

After the Nivelle Offensive

He waited for an hour.  His head mostly bowed, cold hands flexing on the worm-eaten table, he felt the seconds hammer by.  Executions were staged at dawn, as soon as the first leery hints of daylight made it viable to take aim, and that was the hour he waited for; it was the hour he wanted to shake off and shirk ever having to face. 736 more words

Creative Writing

I'm a tramp and a junkie

I’m a tramp and a junkie. I’m a good cuss!
I’m using my mouth only for abundance of curse!
If you show a malevolent act or hubris to my person… 52 more words


Berta von Suttner's critique of military nationalism

Born into the militarised aristocracy of the Austro-Hungarian empire Berta von Suttner (1843-1914) critically reflected on the culture and contradictions of the nationalism which surrounded her. 281 more words


Jeannette Rankin

Many past entries have been about women fighting for their right to be heard by their representatives in government—now it’s time to hear about a woman who took it a step further and became that representative herself. 277 more words

First Woman

Reinterpreting Article 9 of the Constitution of Japan

Kensuke Ueda outlines the context for the recent reinterpretation of Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution, which until now outlawed war as a means of settling disputes. 1,128 more words