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Presidential Proclamation -- Women's Equality Day, 2016

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Nearly one century ago, with boundless courage and relentless commitment, dedicated women who had marched, advocated, and organized for the right to cast a vote finally saw their efforts rewarded on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment was certified and the right to vote was secured. 1,079 more words

Women's Vote Can Change the World

My mother was born on November 12, 1899, just ten days too late to vote the United States legalized the vote for women. After 72 years of ridicule, imprisonment, forced feedings, and other forms of opposition to women gaining their full citizenship rights, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. 1,353 more words


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Today is Women's Equality Day. This blog says it all. Women's history. Voting Rights. And the Equal Rights Amendment which states:

Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
  Ninety-six years ago today, women won the right to vote with the addition of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution. It’s now time for full equality. Women rights must be added to the US Constitution. Pass and ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

US Women's Equality Day

It’s a Friday in August and I really wanted to do another post to wrap up women in translation, but then I saw this. Instead, I offer you a reading list of the books on women in politics in the US for this Femme Friday. 197 more words


Women's Equality Day

Cops: Husband Beheaded Texas Woman


A 23-year-old Texas man was charged Friday with first-degree murder after he reportedly confessed that he beheaded his wife and stashed her head in a freezer in their mobile home. 1,561 more words

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Women Can't Preach

August 26, 2016
By Kristen Johnson

Today we celebrate Women’s Equality Day in the US. The National Women’s History Project tells us a bit more about this day: 570 more words

An imam posted a photo of nuns frolicking on the beach. Then his Facebook account was disabled.

Following the news that some coastal towns in France had banned burkinis, or full body bathing suits, from their beaches, Izzeddin Elzir, the imam in Florence, Italy, chose a picture as commentary. 295 more words