This year we’re going to need strength to draw from and role models to inspire us. Buzzfeed put together this video of 17 badass women you probably didn’t hear about last year. Check it out and do some research to find out more about these women’s stories.
We can hardly predict what the next four years hold for us, but the signs are anything but encouraging. We need to steel ourselves for the fight ahead, learn from the past and find comfort and encouragement anywhere we can, including books.
Here is some recommended reading for your holidays that feels just right for our political moment: Continue reading “10 books for our current political moment”
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It has certainly not gone unnoticed that women’s reproductive freedom has been at the mercy of mostly male politicians who have never had to grapple with the real impact of access to reproductive healthcare (except perhaps when arranging an abortion for a mistress). Just this past week, we saw two examples of men in power who are aggressively ignorant about the reality women deal with in this country and how abortion and birth control affect our lives. Continue reading “Politicians are ignorant about reproductive freedom, and we need to educate them”