"Woman will always be dependent until she holds a purse of her own."
—Elizabeth Cady Stanton


 
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Best dressed congresswoman offered 1st equal pay bill

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on April 6, 2017 | Leave a comment (0)
Ever hear of Winifred Stanley? The first person to introduce equal pay legislation in Congress? Me neither, but a recent Washington Post article changed that. Rep. Winifred C. Stanley was a Buffalo, NY, Republican, who gained a congressional seat on a $6 campaign budget. Despite a successful...

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Can a ‘Promise’ end domestic violence?

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on March 14, 2017 | Leave a comment (0)
Domestic violence often pounds through multiple generations. Moms watched their moms who witnessed their mothers being pummeled by raging family members. Can it–will it–ever stop? L.Y. Marlow saw the bruises on her daughter’s face and neck. She learned her 6-month-old...

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Slave girl’s simple skirt made with love

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on March 14, 2017 | Leave a comment (0)
A flowered skirt worn by a small, enslaved African American girl, and obviously made with love, is a showpiece at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Tracing the history of the linen and cotton blended skirt, and of Lucy, the little girl from Virginia...

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Casual shopping helped spur right to vote

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on January 3, 2017 | Leave a comment (0)
Here’s a shocker: Shopping, that decidedly female pastime of perusing consumer goods with or without the intent to purchase, was actually a catalyst for the women’s rights movement. Erika Diane Rappaport writes in Shopping for Pleasure that “for many middle-class housewives in Victorian...

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#Girl Power: 2 NY students advocate women’s rights

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on November 18, 2016 | Leave a comment (0)
Lily Zhang and Sheryl Chen, both 17 and seniors at Staten Island Tech High School, have collaborated to create Girls Advocating Leadership & Strength, Inc. GALS is a non-profit organization focusing on supporting female leadership positions in business and politics. It’s comforting to...

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Seneca Falls deserves some respect

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on November 10, 2016 | Leave a comment (0)
A newsy article about Seneca Falls, NY, the setting for my first historical novel, turned up in the Washington Post recently. Debra Bruno starts out by declaring that “If Concord, Mass., is the home of the “shot heard round the world” in the American Revolution, and Gettysburg was...

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This was a vote against women

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on November 10, 2016 | Leave a comment (0)
Journalist and lawyer Jill Filipovic declares in a Washington Post opinion piece that Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president is “a clear statement of what so many of my countrymen (and the people who put Trump in power are mostly men) value: white male supremacy above all,...

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A Pledge of Silence: a survivor’s tale

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on December 11, 2013 | Leave a comment (0)
Having read two books back to back about World War Two pilots and nurses, I found only two similarities: They’re both fiction based on fact and they’re both about women. The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg is funny and focuses on one of my pet peeves: how women rarely...

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The Money Bird: funny, yet sensitive

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on November 8, 2013 | Leave a comment (0)
I laughed all through The Money Bird, Sheila Webster Boneham’s second mystery. Her protagonist Janet MacPhail’s dry wit shows up in tongue and cheek comments meant to alleviate the conflict she experiences insisting on her independence, while relishing her closeness to boyfriend Tom. Even...

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