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Rethinking Frederick Douglass

Rethinking Frederick Douglass

Rethinking Frederick Douglass - 
As I walked down Pennsylvania Avenue, the day before President Trump’s inauguration, I could not miss the fancy viewing tent with a picture of Frederick Douglass and a prominent  quote “Power concedes nothing without demand. It never did and it never will.”  It occurred to me that women, heeding his wisdom, needed stop asking and start demanding for a solid legal structure for equality.  
Two days later at the Women’s March on January...


Equal Rights Amendment Enigma

Equal Rights Amendment Enigma

 My 23 year old daughter and her friends seem ambivalent about the importance of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment (“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”) ("ERA")

The enigma, from my perspective, is what is holding these young women back from being passionate about getting Constitutional law to unequivocally state that women are equal with men? (Some States have state ERA laws but courts have been inconsistent in applying them because there is not a Federal law framework.)

The answer arrived...


Let's not forget the 1198 Women of "The Dinner Party"

Let's not forget the 1198 Women of "The Dinner Party"

Judy Chicago's feminist installation "The Dinner Party" needs to be celebrated by the new generations.