WOW2: Women Pioneers of October and Events in Our History

“Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.” – Cheris Kramarae, feminist studies scholar

“Now we see, the ballot has
no color line and is colorblind.
Mary Foster,
Black American Civil Rights
activist, from her speech
October 5, 1963




WOW2 is a four times a month sister blog to This week in the war on women. This edition covers stories from From October 24 to October 31.

Since there five On Saturdays this month there will be no WOW2 next Saturday.

The next installment of WOW2 will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2022.


“Most of the time, when “universal”
is used, that’s just a euphemism for
“white”; white themes, white
significance, white culture.
Merle Woo,
Chinese-Korean American
activist, socialist-feminist and poet


“The heart of my platform is to change
the role of money in politics, the support
public education and breaking the monopoly
Powerful. All this is fundamental
prerequisites for responsive democracy.
Teaching of the Zephyr,
Democratic socialist, activist for
public financing of elections and
end voter suppression


The purpose of WOW2 is to discover and honor successful women, including those who have been ignored or marginalized in most history books, and to mark moments in women’s history. It also serves as a reference archive on women’s history.

These pioneers have much to teach us about perseverance in the face of overwhelming odds. I hope you find as much inspiration as I do in reclaiming our past..


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