Paul is a civil servant, a Blues DJ for Mod Radio and an aspiring author. If you had asked me a few years ago about the ‘war on women’ I would most probably have answered, “What?” and asked you to stop blocking the TV. As a chap who since age 16 has worked predominantly with female bosses and studied predominantly under female teachers, it genuinely never occurred to me that women still suffered workplace inequalities or were discriminated against in other ways. The… Read more

Ayesha Mattu is a writer and consultant. Her first book, ‘Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women’  is out now. She currently serves on the board of World Pulse. Ayesha is working on a memoir about losing – and finding – faith and love, and blogs at Rickshaw Diaries .     O sisters let’s go down, Let’s go down, come on down. O sisters let’s go down, Down in the river to pray     Alison Krause, Down to the… Read more

Jamia Wilson is VP of Programs at the Women’s Media Center and is on the REVEAL and boards. She is a member of the Young Leaders Council of Women of Spirit and Faith.     Watch Jamia talking about “What happens when you stand up and speak?” at Senator Kreuger’s “War on Women” panel discussion in New York city. Read more

Lana Dalberg is a mother, author, and member of “herchurch” (Ebenezer Lutheran) in San Francisco, CA where she has led many writing and spirituality workshops.   The debate over the power of government to regulate and control women’s reproductive abilities —just one aspect of the war on women — builds on a long history of women’s subjugation. Women’s ability to connect, conceive, and create life has always vexed those who aspire to dominate. Starting in the second millennium BC, women… Read more

Susan Naomi Bernstein (left) is a writer and educator living in Queens, NY. She also writes the blog Beyond the Basics (for Bedford Bits) We speak of the “war on women” in the United States as if inequality for women was a new and disconcerting phenomenon, peculiar to the 21st century and confined only to our current political context. Yet we ignore the last century of our gains and our losses in United States history at great peril. As we pay… Read more

Ann Smith is Co-Founder and Director of Circle Connections   When I hear the phrase “war on women” I sadly shake my head at the folly of the human race for allowing this terrible tragedy to continue. So often we in the United States think that this war is not here, but it is covertly fought, especially against women of color. It is much more than serious than political rhetoric. Several years ago when I was part of an Episcopal women’s… Read more

Georgene Wilson is a Wheaton Franciscan Sister. Georgene lives in silence and solitude and offers spiritual ministry from her neighborhood home, Wisdom Webbings Anchorhold, in Wheaton, IL. She is the author of several books, including: Sabbath Bread: For Personal Sacred-searching and Group Faith-sharing What gets stirred up in you when you hear the words “War on Women”?…   My take on it is that the ecto-order of the Vatican is in deep evolution toward an endo-ordering.  Some male, hierarchal, ordained, leaders… Read more

Yvette Warren is a grandmother and a newly ordained minister in the Universal Life Church.  Her blog, which explores interfaith family values can be found at: One Family, Many Faiths   I don’t believe there is a war on women in the United States. I believe the war is within ourselves. Do we really want to be worshiped, remembering that goddesses and gods have no needs and no friends, or do we want to stand toe-to-toe with men as women do in… Read more

This month we are exploring the following questions: What gets stirred up in you when you hear the words “War on Women”?, and/or What are you noticing right now in the world of women? At any time, if you wish to add to this blog, send your blog post of 300-700 words to We especially invite anyone who feels that their viewpoint is not reflected on this blog. We would love to hear any voice, no matter who you are! We welcome your… Read more

Mohini Moore is a member of the Young Leaders Council of Women of Spirit and Faith and a Board Member of the Morningstar Foundation. One thing I know for sure after the WSF retreat is…   …the magic of being together. There is simply nothing like it. We started as 30 women coming from all different places, geographically, spiritually, emotionally, economically, generationally etc. etc. and we left as sweet sisters, aunts and nieces! The bonding and connections that were formed, simply by creating… Read more

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