by Kristen Abell
As we get closer to the elections, some of the information that is being bandied about is, well, maybe a bit less than true. And as a woman, I can’t tell you how tired I’ve gotten listening to men debate about my reproductive rights, my right to pay, my rights as a woman. It can be down right depressing to listen to any of it at this point.
But I bring you hope – there are still a bunch of folks out there doing good things as women and for women. Today’s Linkage Love is dedicated to them. Here are a few of my favorite places to visit to remember that it’s good to be a woman…
There are few organizations more important for women in education than the AAUW (American Association of University Women). Whether it’s highlighting the differences in education of girls and boys, or providing grants and research to support women in S.T.E.M. fields, the AAUW has long been an organization that promotes the equal education for our girls and women.
Regardless of your political leanings, I think it’s safe to say that Planned Parenthood does some extremely amazing (and extremely needed) work for women. Before voting for anyone that might strike funding for Planned Parenthood, I hope you’ll take a few moments to read what they’re really about at their website. Especially for those of us working with students who may not have insurance or deep pockets, Planned Parenthood’s services can be vital.
Finally, if you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, please do take a look at the White House’s “1 is 2 Many” campaign. I can’t even begin to tell you how emotional it makes me to see this campaign coming from our nation’s leaders, especially considering the lack of support that has generally come from that direction in the past. For the first time in a long time, I feel like some of the work I have done in the past to support women in abusive relationships isn’t for naught.
What are your favorite sites to visit when learning about women’s issues? Where do you go to remind yourself that there’s still a lot of good happening for us?