“We are all powerful because we have survived.” –Audre Lorde


WOW2 is a four times a month sister blog to This week in the war on women. This edition covers women pioneers and the events of From June 24 to June 30.


The goal of WOW2 is to discover and honor accomplished 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. There are so many more phenomenal women than I ever dreamed of finding, and too often their stories are almost unknown even to feminists and scholars.

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..


June is Gay and Lesbian Pride Month

aka LGBTQ+ Pride Month

“If the World Conference on Women is to respond to the concerns of all women,
it must also recognize that discrimination based on sexual orientation
is a violation of human rights.

– Beverly Palesa Ditsie, at 4e United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. She was the first openly lesbian woman to address the UN and the first to address the UN directly about LGBTQ+ issues.



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to catch on the latest dispatches from the front lines.