Category Archives: Equal Rights

Women’s March Iowa Announce New Leadership Ahead of National Convention

Today, the organization created nearly a year ago to advance women’s issues in Iowa announces a change in leadership. Robin Covington of Waukee has been named the new president of Women’s March Iowa. Four other board members have also been officially installed as part of the organization’s structure: Yana Reid of Boone, Kim Weaver of Sheldon, Nadia Ali of Des

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Let's Stop Pretending We Aren't Relieved To Be White

By Crystal Defatte   Anyone who can’t see the privileges of being white is delusional and incapable of really understanding or fighting racism. White privilege comes in many forms. Statistics show that I, as a white woman, am much more likely to get hired for a job. My white sounding name means I’m much more likely to get a call

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Let’s Stop Pretending We Aren’t Relieved To Be White

By Crystal Defatte   Anyone who can’t see the privileges of being white is delusional and incapable of really understanding or fighting racism. White privilege comes in many forms. Statistics show that I, as a white woman, am much more likely to get hired for a job. My white sounding name means I’m much more likely to get a call

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Does the Muscatine, IA City Government Have A Problem With Everyone Having A Seat At The Big Table?

By Eva McBride       Mayor Diana Broderson ran on a platform of making sure that “everyone has a seat at the big table.” There were concerns before she was elected that the city council and other city employees were focused on the business community and this focus was drowning out the voices of actual citizens.  I would like

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LTE: Confessions of a Planned Parenthood Patient

My local Planned Parenthood clinic just closed because Iowa legislators decided to defund it. I’ve thought a lot about how a bunch of guys who have probably never stepped foot in one had a strong enough opinion on PP to decide to effectively dismantle it. I realized that a lot of people probably don’t really realize what kind of things

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