WOW2 – Women Pioneers of September and Events in Our History

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“Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.” – Cheris Kramarae, feminist studies scholar

“Load hell with a bucket of water.”

Liz CarpenterAmerican political comedian,
speechwriter and feminist


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WOW2 is a four times a month sister blog to This week in the war on women. This edition covers the women and events of From August 25 to August 31.

The next episode of WOW2 will be on September 10, 2022.

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“My responsibility as a poet, as an artist,
is not to look away.

Nikky FinneyAmerican poet, civil rights activist,
2012 National Poetry Book Award Winner

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“Life isn’t fair, but government should be.”

Anne RichardsDemocratic Governor of Texas,
pro-choice advocate, memorable speaker

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The goal of WOW2 is to discover and honor accomplished women, including those who have been ignored or marginalized in most history books, and to mark moments in women’s history. It also serves as a reference archive on women’s history. There are so many more phenomenal women than I ever dreamed of finding, and too often their stories are almost unknown even to feminists and scholars.

These pioneers have much to teach us about perseverance in the face of overwhelming odds. I hope you find as much inspiration as I do in reclaiming our past..

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THIS WEEK IN THE WAR ON WOMEN

will publish soon, so be sure to go then, and
to catch on the latest dispatches from the front lines.

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