Tag: Women’s Rights

EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT: IF NOT NOW, THEN WHEN?

The year is 1923. Three years after women won the right to vote in the United States, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is introduced in Congress with a seemingly simple premise: "Equality of Rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex." Almost…

BIDEN’S STANCE ON ABORTION: WHAT THE NEXT FOUR YEARS WILL BRING

Just over four years ago, on Jan. 21, 2017, women around the world took to the streets to protest the inauguration of Former President Donald Trump and statements he had made that were considered offensive to women. In Washington D.C., waves of pink overflowed the streets as hundreds of thousands of people marched against the…

NEW MONUMENT UNVEILED IN CENTRAL PARK HONORS THREE WOMEN’S RIGHTS ACTIVISTS 100 YEARS AFTER THE 19TH AMENDMENT

On Wednesday, August 26, a brand new monument was unveiled in the Literacy Walk section of the Central Park Mall in New York City, depicting three major pioneers of the women’s rights movement — Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The statue is the very first of its kind in the 167-year long history…

VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL FILES SUIT FOR RATIFICATION OF THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

The final three states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, Nevada, Illinois and Virginia (which ratified January 15, 2020) filed suit against U.S. Archivist David Ferriero on January 30th demanding he certify the ratification of the amendment. Under Article V of the Constitution, it takes three quarters of the country – 38 states – to…

THIS BRILLIANT ART EXHIBIT DECLARES WAR ON ANTI-ABORTION LAWS

Last year, Alabama passed the Human Life Protection Act, which bans abortions and criminalizes doctors who perform the procedure. A few weeks after, Georgia passed a law that prohibits abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which usually happens after 6 weeks of pregnancy (most women wouldn’t know they were pregnant yet). Legal abortion is…

REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS UNDER TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY

Women have been protesting in the streets with signs that say, “My body, my choice,” “Women’s rights are human rights,” “I am a woman not a womb” and “Want fewer abortions? Support Planned Parenthood.” More women are growing concerned about their reproductive rights since Donald J. Trump was elected president in November. Planned Parenthood reported…

ACTIVISTS PROMOTE ABORTION PILL AMID MOUNTING THREATS TO CLINICS

South Carolina has become the latest state to jeopardize women’s health by vilifying and attempting to outlaw abortion. On April 26th three male Republicans on the state’s subcommittee outvoted their two female Democratic colleagues in support of S.217, more commonly known as the personhood bill. The Republican votes mean that the bill, which defines a fertilized…

MUSICIANS, ARTISTS & COMEDIANS UNITE FOR PLANNED PARENTHOOD BOX SET

Two weeks ago, yet another detrimental action was put into effect against women’s health provider, Planned Parenthood. On March 30th, Vice President (and longtime enemy of women’s and LGBTQ rights), Mike Pence, broke a tie on a measure that would give states the authority to withhold federal funding from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers,…

WOMEN IN THE WORLD SUMMIT BRINGS INSPIRING FEMALE ICONS TO NYC – APRIL 5-7

From April 5th through 7th, the eighth edition of the Women in the World Summit will bring together inspiring women from all corners of the globe to New York City for three days of conversation about the most pressing issues of today. Held at Lincoln Center in association with The New York Times, the summit will…

EQUAL PAY DAY PUTS FOCUS ON WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE – APRIL 4

Equal Pay Day is today, April 4th! It was started in 1996 by the National Committee on Pay Equity to draw attention to the gap between men and women’s wages. Equal Pay Day is always held in April to represent how far into the year women have to work to make what men made in…

GET READY TO STRIKE ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!

On March 8th, International Women’s Day, female activists around the world are hoping to trigger a new wave of feminism and to demonstrate the enormous impact of women by orchestrating a massive strike. Women everywhere are encouraged to stay home from work and to disengage from forms of unpaid labor, including housework and other so-called…

PADDLE 8 “UPRISE” BENEFIT AUCTION: BID ON ART SUPPORTING EQUALITY

On February 5th, upon the conclusion of the critically acclaimed exhibition, UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN, esteemed auction site, Paddle 8 teamed up with The Untitled Space to host a benefit auction of artwork from the group show. Spearheaded by curator Indira Cesarine, the exhibition presented 80 female artists responding to the election. The radical visual art…

TWELVE DAYS OF TRUMP – HIS ACTIONS SINCE THE INAUGURATION

It’s been a little over 10 days since the presidential inauguration and already the nation is reeling from Trump’s actions. Citizens are protesting, Democratic senators are boycotting & impeachment rumors swirl.  Let’s take a look at the damage that the Donald has inflicted on the nation since January 20th. Ban on Immigration Last week Trump…

FEMINIST AVANT-GARDE OF THE 1970S @ THE PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY

Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s The Photographers' Gallery 16 - 18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW October 7, 2016 - January 29, 2017 For women, the last few months have been exhausting. There is now a man in the White House who has not only been accused of sexual assault, but who actually brags about…

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‘UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN’ EXHIBIT AT THE UNTITLED SPACE SIGNALS THE NEW ART RESISTANCE

UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN A Group Exhibition of Female Artists Curated by Indira Cesarine A Portion of Proceeds to Benefit the ERA COALITION and the Fund for Women’s Equality EXHIBITION ON VIEW January 17 - February 5, 2017 Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm / Weekends 11am - 6pm Artist Talk - January 22, 6 - 9pm Hosted by Indira…

80 FEMALE ARTISTS UNITE FOR “UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN” EXHIBIT THIS JANUARY

UPRISE / ANGRY WOMEN A Group Exhibition of Female Artists Curated by Indira Cesarine A Portion of Proceeds to Benefit the ERA COALITION and the Fund for Women’s Equality EXHIBITION ON VIEW January 17 - February 5, 2017 January 17th Opening 6pm – 9pm More events to be announced THE UNTITLED SPACE
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ATTACK ON ABORTION CONTINUES WITH OHIO ‘HEARTBEAT BILL’ & NEW TEXAS LAW

A volatile year for women’s reproductive rights continues. Tom Price, Donald Trump’s recent pick for Health Secretary is a vehement critic of the Affordable Care Act and he joins Vice President-elect, Mike Pence, in his goal to defund Planned Parenthood. While there will be much to fear at the federal level after January 20th, it is…

DONALD TRUMP DECLARES WAR ON WOMEN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE

"My Body, My Choice" echoed throughout the November 12 "Not My President" march in New York City, among other chants denouncing the president elect. There are few demographics in the United States whose rights are not in jeopardy following Donald Trump’s presidential victory but women especially have a lot to fear. While many hoped that the…

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