Posts by Rebecca Now

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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