Wendy Davis - Texas State Senator (D) - She was a single mom, teenage mother, got herself through high school, junior college, first in her class at Texas Christian, went to Harvard Law School, was on the Ft. Worth City Council. “Texas Monthly” called her rookie of the year in the state senate. She`s singlehandedly filibustered the senate into a special session over funding the schools. She seems to drive Governor Perry nuts.
Jamia Wilson, 31, is a media activist, storyteller and organizer. She has a BA in Public Communication from American University, and an MA from NYU in Humanities and Social Thought. She has previously worked for Planned Parenthood, among other things, and is now the Vice President of Programs at the Women’s Media Center. Her writings on growing up as an ex-pat, struggling to overcome racism, playing the trombone, and playing practical jokes inspire and entertain over at Rookie Magazine.
50 Women that changed the World- A list of famous Women who have changed the world. Including women's rights activists, female poets, musicians, politicians, humanitarians and scientists. A great and easily browsable list!!
5 Ways We're Making Progress In Curbing Violence Against Women | While the work is far from over, the world has made some strides in prioritizing women's rights and safety this year. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is Nov. 25 -- a day to remind the world that global violence aga...
Fatemeh Fakhraie is an editor, author, and blogger who writes about issues from her perspective as Iranian-American Muslim woman. She writes about Islamic feminism, Islam, and race for several online and print outlets, including Racialicious, B*tch magazine, and AltMuslimah. In 2007, Fatemeh founded Muslimah Media Watch, a website dedicated to critically analyzing images of Muslim women in global media and pop culture.
Migration and Domestic Work; A European Perspective on a Global Theme is a book written by Helma Lutz a professor of Women and Gender Studies. This book describes the recent phenomena of domestic workers in Europe and how this has triggered the feminization of migration. The book also offers comparative material making reference to key legislation, statistical information, case studies and research findings drawn from diverse European countries.