Feminist lawmakers, activists scholars and experts came together Monday for a momentous occasion: to speak out in support of the Equal Rights Amendment within the chambers of the House Judiciary Committee.
These eight books, all released in the last year and out now, share a common voice. In their pages, survivors lead conversations, open up about facing trauma, stare down shame and describe their journeys toward healing.
“With issues of equality at the forefront of today’s conversations—with the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, with the Women’s Marches and more women than ever before running for and being elected to office,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney, “we have an extraordinary responsibility and opportunity to seize this moment and make lasting change by finally ratifying the ERA.”
“This is the year of the domestic worker. Their time has come.”
Marilyn Artus is crossing the country this summer to honor the upcoming centennial of women’s suffrage in the U.S. with a defiant act of patriotism—remixing the American Flag in collaboration with other artists with the goal of turning it into a piece of feminist art.
What will it take for news organizations to realize women’s voices matter? It’s the question resounding in the wake of new research from the Women’s Media Center which found that, across all platforms, men receive 63 percent of bylines and credits, and women receive only 37 percent.
“Once upon a time, there were women. Then they became fed-up women. Then they became Congresswomen.”
Only one month after a record number of women were sworn in to serve in the 116th Congress, feminist lawmakers in the House re-introduced the Paycheck Fairness Act.
“Now is the time. We are demanding a seat at the table and we are ready to make equality a reality.”