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Do Women Have to Vote for Women?
Recently, there has been a lot of criticism of current women leaders by leaders of women's organizations, asking whether they are accountable to women in their countries. This includes Senator Hillary Clinton, who is running for President in the U.S., President Cristina Fernandez in Argentina and Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany...
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Victoria Woodhull
In 1872, women were not allowed to vote. But that didn't stop activist, businesswoman and spiritualist Victoria Woodhull from running for president. She nominated Frederic Douglass, a former slave, as her running mate.
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A Struggle within a Struggle
Women hold a record number of powerful positions in Mexico's Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN). One such high-ranking woman is Comandanta Esther, seen to the left in a mural painting. Like all those involved in the Zapatista struggle, she obscures her face with a mask. The Zapatistas take their name from Emiliano Zapata, a leader of Mexico's 1910 revolution...
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This Opportunity Brought To You By Feminism
I’ve written a great deal about how the historic election in the U.S...
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Cartoon As a Political Manifesto
Women don't have a sense of humor. Women don't care about politics. Women don't want to be politicians. For eight years, these false truisms formed a haunting soundtrack to French cartoonist Catherine Beaunez's life.
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Intimate Symbols of Power
My art explores intimate themes using myself, friends and family as the subjects. My current series of paintings is about women's personal transformations and healing. I depict subjects who are in various states of emergence from patterns that have had a negative impact on their lives...
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Why Women Go Green
In most political parties, except in the Green Party, men far outnumber women. Since their inception, Green Parties worldwide have boasted a disproportionately high number of women members. In Europe, however, Green women also hold the majority of high-level leadership positions. For example, 32 out of 55 German Green Party parliament members are women...
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Roots of Peace
When Wangari Maathai became the first African woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, she also became the first Nobel laureate to make the link between keeping peace and conserving the environment...
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Who Knows the Earth Best?
Sibongile Masuku is a self-described eco-feminist who has lived and worked in concert with the earth her whole life. She grew up in Swaziland, and now works in South Africa. She's served as an environmental activist in various capacities, and acted as an advisor to the South African Government on environmental conservation...
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Neither Whores, nor Saints
Featured Community Voice: Women in Black, BelgradeWomen in Black is a feminist and antimilitarist organization based in Belgrade, Serbia. On June 21, 2006, they staged a creative protest against the Orthodox Church: They took their clothes off.
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