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Monday, June 22, 2009

Get Involved!

What is feminism without activism really? We can sit here and talk about all the ways that women are oppressed and how horribly the society treats women, but nothing is going to change if we don't make it happen. Here are some small ways that you can make a difference in your community and in the country:

-Volunteer at your local Planned Parenthood clinic
-If there is a NARAL office near you, volunteer there
-Volunteer at a domestic violence shelter
-Volunteer at a food pantry (since many of the low income people visiting food pantries are single mothers, plus it's just a good thing to do...)
-Get involved with your local YWCA
-Research the non-profit organizations in your community. Find one that caters to women's issues to volunteer at
-Get involved with your local NOW chapter
-Write your elected officials about the issues you care about
-Write to companies that don't have fair treatment of their employees, run offensive ads, or are Walmart

You don't have to do all of these things. Just by choosing one that you care about or that you have time for in your busy schedule
will make a difference.


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