Feminism | Posted by Colleen Giles on 11/27/2013

Where Do We Go From Here? The ERA in the 21st Century

Last weekend I attended a conference at Roger Williams University titled “The ERA in the 21st Century.” The conference brought together accomplished scholars, national activists, and twenty-something feminists like myself that are still learning to navigate their own paths to equal rights.  The conference aimed to open a dialogue about the place of the Equal Rights Amendment in American culture and politics.  The ERA galvanized the Second Wave feminist movement, though it failed ratification in enough states to become an amendment in 1982.  The ERA has also been a part of Third Wave feminism, with Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards naming it as an essential component of a feminist future in Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future (2000). However, most people of my generation do not know anything about …

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Feminism | Posted by Jessica S on 08/26/2009

Go Topless Day?

Did you know that August 23rd is Go Topless Day?


David Beckham is ALWAYS taking his shirt off (not that Im complaining about that), so why cant we?

David Beckham is ALWAYS taking his shirt off (not that I'm complaining about that), so why can't we?

While browsing the internet today, I came upon an interesting website: gotopless.org


They are a US organization claiming that women have the same constitutional right to be bare chested in public places as men. The founder of the organization, Maitreya Rael, says that “as long as men as long as men can be topless, constitutionally women should have the same right, or men should also be forced to wear something hiding their chest.”

They hold an annual protest every year, the next being next year in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the 19th amendment and Women’s Equality Day.

This is from …

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