We Rise to Resist: Voices from a New Era in Women's Political Action

We Rise to Resist: Voices from a New Era in Women's Political Action

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ISBN-13: 9781476671642
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 04/15/2018
Pages: 284
Sales rank: 1,267,516
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Paula vW. Dáil is an emerita research professor in social welfare and public policy. Widely published in the social sciences, she is a political activist, former journalist, and award-winning nonfiction writer. She lives in the Lower Wisconsin River Valley of Southwestern Wisconsin. Betty L. Wells is a professor of sociology and extension sociologist at Iowa State University, where she focuses on issues of sustainability and diversity. She is a founding member of the Women’s Food and Agriculture Network. She lives in Ames, Iowa.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: November 8, 2017—Another Day That Will Live in Infamy (Paula vW. Dáil) 1

Section 1. United We Stand, and Together We March (Paula vW. Dáil) 15

Moving Forward Together: Women’s Marches as Spiritual Practices (Mary E. Hunt) 19

Good Morning, America: A Photo Essay (Pam Kidd) 25

Section 2. Indivisible, We March On: A New Women’s Political Movement Arises (Paula vW. Dáil) 33

The Resonance of Resistance (Ashley Goff) 36

January 21, 2017: Marching in a Wheelchair (Alexandria A. Cunningham) 41

When the Whole World Is Silent, Even One Voice Becomes Powerful (Patti Herman) 45

Section 3. The Right to Protest: Warhorse Activists Report for Duty—Again (Paula vW. Dáil) 48

I Can’t Believe I Have to Protest This Shit Again (Sandra J. Callaghan) 50

Putting on My Marching Shoes (Rebecca Roth) 55

Grandma, We Were Never The Mess (Ahna Kruzic) 58

Section 4. Alternative Facts: Donald Trump Off the Rails (Paula vW. Dáil) 60

The Emperor Has No Clothes (Alice A. Thieman) 66

The Bully in the Bully Pulpit (Jennie Lusk) 73

On Whose Authority? (Nikki Stern) 79

Section 5. Not My President: America Goes Dark (Paula vW. Dáil) 83

Dancing with the Devil: Donald Trump’s Moral Failure (Paula vW. Dáil) 90

Diversity En Masse (Danielle James) 94

The Administration of Running with Scissors Strikes Fear in the Hearts of Everyone but Fetuses and the NRA (Ruth Burgess Thompson) 98

Section 6. Climate Reigns Over All: Fighting Pipelines, Seeking Justice, Saving the Planet (Betty L. Wells) 102

Fighting for Climate Science (Gabrielle E. ­Roesch-McNally) 106

The Making of a Climate Action Warrior (Miriam R. Kashia) 110

Homecoming (Angie Carter) 116

Road Talk: Conversations That Keep Us Going—An Interview with Danielle Wirth (Betty L. Wells) 122

Section 7. Sick in the USA: When the Personal Becomes Political (Paula vW. Dáil) 128

Real People—Real Lives: Conservative Politics Turn Health Care into Hell Care (Alexandria A. Cunningham) 133

Ten Months Later: A Retrospective from the Front Lines of Reproductive Justice (Heather K. Sager, Esq.) 140

 A Canary in the Coal Mine (Dede Ranahan) 146

Section 8. The Lamp Beside the Golden Door Grows Dim: Immigration

in 2017 America (Paula vW. Dáil) 151

This Land Is Our Land: Embracing the Strength in Our Diversity (Rabah Omer) 156

Stories from Inside a Refugee Camp (Tayler Bowser) 163

If They Push Us to the End of the World, We Will Fly (Ari Belathar) 169

Section 9. Somewhere Over the Rainbow: America’s Gender Anxiety (Paula vW. Dáil) 171

Families Resist: LGBTQ Rights in the Trump Era (Rebecca Gorman and Michelle Bowdler) 175

Feeling Like Sisyphus: Transgender in the Trump Era (Rachel Eliason) 180

Section 10. When Blind Justice Isn’t Blind: Women Face the Criminal Justice System (Paula vW. Dáil) 183

Is There Justice for Women in America? An Interview with Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Janine P. Geske (ret.) (Paula vW. Dáil) 189

I Am Not Resigned and I Do Not Approve (Michelle Bowdler) 195

When Culture and Gender Violence Clash with the Law (Mariya Taher) 199

Section 11. Saving Public Education One Teacher and One School at a Time (Paula vW. Dáil) 205

Goodnight Public Education: The Fight to Save Neighborhood Schools (Cassi Clark) 212

Stand Up. Speak Out. Be Kind (Abigail Swetz) 219

Section 12. When They Go Low, We Go High: Swimming in the Deep Rivers of Racism (Paula vW. Dáil) 222

The Resistance Will Be Beautiful (Erica Gerald Mason) 226

Our Country ’Tis of Thee (Darlynne L. Campbell) 230

Section 13. When We Fight, We Win: United, We Move Forward (Paula vW. Dáil) 235

The Birth of an Activist (Kathy Steffen) 239

Being the Change: A New York Liberal Takes On Indiana Politics (Heather K. Sager, Esq.) 245

How Can I Not Resist? (Scott Thompson) 249

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby, but Not Far Enough (The Rev. Sandra L. Ingham) 253

References 261

About the Contributors 263

Index 267

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