The stigma of meeting someone online is gone, but there is one glaring exception to this acceptance: mail-order marriage. The dislike of mail-order marriage has a complicated history, but while the reasons men and women seek mail-order marriages have changed throughout the centuries, its use as a means to increase one’s marital options and thereby improve one’s situation through marriage has changed very little.
Not surprisingly, polls show that upward of 70 percent of American women nationally now rate Trump unfavorably. Perhaps what is surprising, however, is that Trump has done relatively well among Republican women.
—Catherine Ceniza Choy
While Women’s History Month encourages us to recognize the individual achievements of pioneering women in various fields, that recognition should not be an end in itself. It would, and should, take far more than a month to find, reclaim, and remember women’s histories that have not yet been canonized.
Let us not only celebrate the first woman to head an Obstetrics department, and the first woman at a five star restaurant, but all the women who came before them, whose knowledge is being threatened by professionalization and corporate industrial take-overs of both food and birth.
A National Museum of Women’s History is necessary to correct the long-standing gender imbalance in our national narrative.
—Melissa Deckman [This piece originally appeared on Presidential Gender Watch 2016 on January 26, 2016.] Sarah Palin’s high-profile endorsement of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in Iowa last […]