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Film & Television

Movie Review: ‘Suffragette’: Well Done, Sisters

By Alexandra MacAaron
By Alexandra MacAaron

Women’s rights are a complicated subject. They were in 1913; they are today. And, 'Suffragette' is a complicated, richly detailed period piece, but the struggle it dramatizes — and the very real danger its characters face — is always present. There isn’t much time for tea and crumpets when you have mailboxes (not to mention politicians’ country houses) to blow up.

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News · Politics

Women’s Equality Day: Are we there yet?

By Women's Voices For Change
Women’s Equality Day, August 26, is a holiday first proposed by Rep. Bella Abzug, to honor the anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which women finally gained our hard-earned right to vote. At WVFC, we take the struggle for that day seriously; see Patricia Allen Yarberry’s valentine to those Iron-Jawed Angels (published about a year ago). See below…
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August 26: National Women’s Equality – Oops – Toilet Paper Day!

By Womens Voices for Change
by Gloria Feldt "Another of those silly jokes she forwards to her whole list," I thought as I warily opened the e-mail from my friend and former U.S. Senate candidate, Claire Sargent. But this was no joke. Claire had forwarded a message from another long-time tiller of the women’s equality fields, Paula Cullison, who reported that when she went to…
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