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


 
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Former Bollywood star wants No More Tears

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on March 14, 2012 | Leave a comment (0)
Sometimes brothers do more than tease their sisters. Sometimes they say things like, “Why don’t you help women who are brought to the U.S. from different countries and are abused by their husbands?” That’s what former Bollywood star Somy Ali’s brother advised after a bleeding Bangladeshi...

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Making the best of rape

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on January 29, 2012 | Leave a comment (0)
Presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s blurt that a woman pregnant from a rape “make the best out of a bad situation” has many female journalists fuming. Some have come up with a flurry of interesting questions that sound absurd at face value but–considering how our courts...

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FBI updates definition of rape

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on December 12, 2011 | Leave a comment (0)
It took 82 years for the FBI to change its naive, chauvinistic definition of rape. That’s 10 years longer than the campaign to give women the right to vote. Once again, women’s rights advocates are credited with the change. Since 1929 the FBI has defined rape as “carnal knowledge...

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Female Peace Prize winners get less

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on October 9, 2011 | Leave a comment (3)
This year’s $1.5 million Nobel Peace Prize will be divvied up among three African women. Call me cynical but—once again—women get paid less than men. Why must each woman receive one-third of the prize money? Why not give them each $1.5 million? Every individual winner (e.g., Mother Teresa,...

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Women: just pawns in the game

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on August 9, 2011 | Leave a comment (2)
Mobster and human smuggler Bill Bedini was back in Albania after jumping bail in Texas. “This [is] payback to your Uncle Edmond for when I was in the United States,” he said as he beat two young women, nieces of the Albanian man who testified against him in the U.S. A human weed, Bedini...

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It’s time to castrate rapists

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on November 6, 2010 | Leave a comment (10)
News stories like this one from today’s New York Times turn me violent: “More than 600 women and girls were recently raped along the Congo-Angola border during a mass expulsion of illegal immigrants, according to the United Nations….’What worries us is that rape seems to be...

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1944 rape victim still awaiting justice

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on October 17, 2010 | Leave a comment (6)
Recy Taylor was a 24-year-old wife and mother when she was gang raped by seven white men in 1944. They, like she, lived in Abbeville, Ala., and continued to live there after two all-white, all-male grand juries failed to indict them–even after they admitted to authorities they’d...

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Losing my religion for equality

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on February 3, 2010 | Leave a comment (2)
Jimmy’s on our side. My friend Azariah sent this article written by former President Jimmy Carter last summer. The first sentence could have been written by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who expresses similar sentiments in my first book, A Shocking & Unnatural Incident. Although I write...

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