The Secret Meaning of “Lock Her Up”

What if the cry “Lock Her Up!” is not directed at any specific woman, but all women?   Is that not a chilling thought? When folks at a political rally in 2016 first started crying “lock her up” they had one specific woman in mind: Hillary Clinton, the first female major party candidate. The refrain was…

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If Not Us, Who? If Not Now, When?: Living in the Middle of History

It was one hundred year ago, 1917, when the first woman penetrated that all-male body in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Jeannette Rankin, Republican of Montana, took her seat on March 4, 1917.  Imagine her walking to her seat that day.  I wonder, did her new colleagues provide her a warm welcome or did they…

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