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What Would Susan B. Anthony Say to Trump?

Kristen Webster – Rochester, NY

Despite having lived in Rochester for the past four years, I’ve never made a formal visit to the gravesite of Susan B. Anthony prior to November 8. That day marked the first election I voted in, and the first election in which America might elect its first female president. It seemed like the perfect time to honor the suffragette for her work nearly 100 years ago.

I wasn’t alone in my desire to thank Susan B. Anthony – hundreds of others gathered there to pay respects. In short, it was a beautiful event. People of all ages and genders formed a line nearly a mile long. My friend and I waited for more than an hour with our fellow feminists and believers in equal rights. Continue reading “What Would Susan B. Anthony Say to Trump?”

A Day in Her Shoes: A Look at Everyday Sexism

By Elaina Moradi – Moxie Intern

Playlist: When the Patriarchy Has You Down

By Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

If the only song that comes to mind when thinking of “Girl Power” music is the Spice Girls (no disrespect, everyone should spice up their lives), it’s time to expand your musical perspective. Moxie has compiled a list of 10 empowering feminist songs (plus a bonus track) to encourage you to rock the best you every day. Being a strong woman is hardcore in every genre. Continue reading “Playlist: When the Patriarchy Has You Down”

Women’s Wrestling To Make History Sunday

Nick Nelson – Alexandria, VA

Two things will occur this coming Sunday in professional wrestling that have never happened before. For the first time in wrestling history, two women, Sasha Banks and Charlotte Flair, will fight a “Hell in a Cell” match, headlining a major professional pay-per-view. Continue reading “Women’s Wrestling To Make History Sunday”

Girl Scouts Raise Money for Female Statues in Central Park

Elaina Moradi – Moxie Intern

A New York Girl Scout troop is raising money to fund the first statue of a woman in New York City’s Central Park.

Central Park is home to  23 sculptures and busts honoring men, along with two sculptures honoring fictional women, Alice in Wonderland and Mother Goose. Even a heroic dog has a sculpture in the 843-acre park, but no statue commemorating real women of history. Continue reading “Girl Scouts Raise Money for Female Statues in Central Park”

Planned Parenthood’s 100th Anniversary: The fight for fundamental rights continues

Alison Channon – San Francisco, CA

Over the course of its hundred year history, Planned Parenthood has become synonymous with the fight for women’s rights. Birth control and abortion are the proxy for our society’s fight over women’s autonomy and the role of gender in modern society.

Today, we understand the same deep truth that Margaret Sanger understood 100 years ago – a woman cannot be free unless she has the fundamental right to bodily autonomy—final say of our own bodies. For us, in 2016, birth control and abortion are part and parcel of that fundamental right. But it wasn’t always so. Continue reading “Planned Parenthood’s 100th Anniversary: The fight for fundamental rights continues”

Video: College Students Talk Feminism

Created By Elaina Moradi – Moxie Intern

Well, This Was Supposed To Be A Debate Recap

By Taylor Kuether – Washington, DC

Knowing I was writing a feminist recap of last night’s presidential debate (the first in what has been called the most painful election of our lives), I began taking notes the second the clock struck 9 p.m. By 9:07, I’d abandoned the note taking.

It’s nearly midnight and I sit here now, one bottle of wine in, planning to tap out a recap of some kind, but all I can put together is this: Why? Continue reading “Well, This Was Supposed To Be A Debate Recap”

Best Equality Moments from the Emmys

Becka Wall  – @beckawall

This was the most diverse Emmys yet! There was at least one person of color nominated in every major leading acting category, and a number of calls to action involving female equality. Of course, there’s still lots of work to do to see everyone adequately represented on TV, but this year’s nominees put the Golden Globes and Oscars to shame, which didn’t have a single person of color nominated for a major award.
Continue reading “Best Equality Moments from the Emmys”

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