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Celebrating 100 years of voting

British women won the right to vote on February, 6, 1918—100 years ago. At least some British women won the right to vote. Only female property owners who were 30 or older were eligible to vote, explains The New York Times. It took another decade before Britain extended the right to vote to all women […]

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Going “full steam”

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 84, but she’s not planning to retire. She has a standard answer for interviewers who ask how long she plans to stay on the Supreme Court, reports The Dallas Morning News. She will keep working as long as she can go “full steam.”

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It’s about time

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is 84, recently praised the #MeToo movement. “I think it’s about time,” she told CNN. “For so long, women were silent.”

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Be a heroine

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim,” Nora Ephron once said. We found that quote in Hillary Clinton’s book What Happened.

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Serving the people

Lupe Valdez recently resigned as Dallas County sheriff to run for governor of Texas. She is Hispanic, a Lesbian, a migrant farmer’s daughter. “I’ve lived a life of hard work and service,” she said. “El que no sirve a la gente, no sirve para nada.” (If you’re not serving people, you’re not worth anything.”)

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“We’re done, no more”

Time magazine has named “the silence breakers” its person of the year for 2017. The magazine is referring, of course, to the women who have come forward in droves to accuse powerful men and women of sexual harassment and assault. As actress Alyssa Milano, who has helped promote the #MeToo movement, emphasizes, “As women we […]

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Everything is more complicated

Science has taught me that everything is more complicated than we first assume—and that being able to derive happiness from discovery is a recipe for a beautiful life,” says Dr. Hope Jahren, a geochemist and geobiologist. She spoke at the Dallas Women’s Foundation’s 32 annual luncheon in October.

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Suffragettes–childless communists?

Texas became the first state in the South to ratify the 19th Amendment in 1919. “With high hopes and enthusiasm, women stepped forth into a world in which they were citizens at last,” concluded Jane Y. McCallum. McCallum had been particularly effective convincing Texas legislators that women deserved the right to vote. The fact that […]

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Hillary Clinton at 80

Hillary Clinton “writes she plans to stay alive to see the first woman become president,” writes Susanna Schrobsdorff in the September 25, 2017, issue of Time. “When I read that, I envisioned her at age 80, back on the Inaugural podium in a white pantsuit….Maybe all those women and girls from all those marches will […]

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“Childless, short-haired communists”

Jane McCallum was featured in an exhibit about women’s suffrage at this year’s State Fair of Texas. Texas, I was pleased to discover, was the first state in the South to ratify the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in 1920. McCallum, a suffragette, lobbied the men in the Texas legislature, the […]

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