WOW2: Women Pioneers of November and Events in Our History

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

“The whole world has opened up to me
when I learned to read.
Mary McLeod Bethune,
African-American civilian and
Women’s Rights Leader,
Educator, member of FDR’s
Federal Council of Negro Affairs
(his “dark room”)


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WOW2 is a four times a month sister blog to This week in the war on women. This edition covers stories from From November 9 to November 16.

The next episode of WOW2 will take place on Saturday, November 19, 2022.

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“…I wish you remembered the ladies
and be more generous and supportive towards them
than your ancestors. Do not put such an unlimited
power in the hands of husbands. Remember,
all men would be tyrants if they could. so special
care and attention is not given to ladies, we are
determined to foment a rebellion, and will not stand
ourselves bound by laws in which we have no
voice or representation. That your sex is naturally
tyrannical is a truth so well established that it
admit no dispute; but those of you who wish to be
glad willfully give up – master’s hard tide
for the most tender and endearing of a friend.
Why, then, not put it out of the power of the vicious
and the lawless to use us with cruelty and indignity
with impunity?”
Abigail Adamsin a letter to her
husband John dated March 31, 1776

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“I raise my voice ― not so I can shout but
so that those who have no voice can be heard…
we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.

Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani Pashtun
advocate for the education of girls and women,
winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014

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The purpose of WOW2 is to discover and honor successful 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.

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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catch up latest dispatches from the front.

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