“I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.” — Susan B. Anthony
On the heels of Saudi Arabian women’s newly attained right to drive and just a few days away from the United States’ Fourth of July celebration, “independence” is on the forefront of our minds–more specifically female independence. This week we take a deeper look at the amendments, acts, and organizations championed by countless brave women across the decades that have made it possible for the modern woman to live with a sense of independence and grant the power to wield control over her livelihood, body, relationships, and political voice.
“The Butterfly Effect: Female Independence”
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” – The 19th Amendmend
“How Planned Parenthood Changed Everything”
“It is an important mission of Alabama Chanin to bring as much work as possible…to our local artisans who are able to work from their own homes, run their own businesses, and be in charge of their own lives and families.”
Nest: Women’s empowerment in the handworker economy
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
In Alabama: July 4th is a much-anticipated holiday here at Alabama Chanin. Explore a few of our favorite memories from the Journal here, here, and here, and Natalie’s recipe for Savory Star Biscuits here.
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