Tag Archives: politics

Asenath’s Fiery Pen

Instead of retreating to their parlors and bemoaning their plight, women in Territorial Kansas advocated for themselves and their families in the face of loss. Continue reading

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Agrarian Women and the Welfare State

Agrarian Women and the Welfare State Sommestad, Lena, translator Grey Osterud.  Agrarian Women, the Gender of Dairy Work, and the Two-Breadwinner Model in the Swedish Welfare State. New York and London: Routledge, 2019. Review by Sally McMurry, Professor Emerita of … Continue reading

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Rural Players on the National Stage: Alma Nash, the Missouri Ladies Military Band, and the National Woman Suffrage Procession

In Missouri, rural women themselves played an important role in the suffrage movement. Continue reading

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Annie Zachary Pike: Arkansas Homemaker, Farmer and Politician

Pike exemplifies the underexplored activism of Black rural Arkansas women. Continue reading

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“Country Girls Are Whisky In a Teacup”: Crafting Rural Femininity on Etsy

The clothing sold through these [Etsy] shops sometimes seem to question, but in the end powerfully reinforces, dominant ideas about femininity. Continue reading

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How Civic Responsibility, Nativism, and World War I Gave Women in the Midwest the Right to Vote

Civic responsibility combined with wartime nativist hysteria to give midwestern women the right to vote. Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It

Recent website posts highlighting the experiences of rural women. Continue reading

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Transgender Advocacy and Activism in the Midwest: A Partnership

How can Gender Studies majors learn about transgender history, rights, and activism beyond the college classroom? How can students apply their knowledge of feminist theory and methods to practical problems? What does being an ally and an activist look like? These are the questions we are asking and answering in creating a Transgender Studies internship program… Continue reading

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Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farm Advocate

Laura Ingalls Wilder … began a long career as an ardent advocate for farm women, their families, and farming as a way of life and a calling. Continue reading

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Berks Panels of Interest, Part I

Panel related to rural women at the 2017 Big Berks conference. Continue reading

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