BLOCKBUSTER Express kiosks Special offer!

How many times in your life has a DVD saved the day? From entertaining fidgety kids on long trips to curing the rainy day blues, I think we can all agree that renting a DVD can be a busy Mom's secret weapon.

As a busy Mom, I know that there isn't always time to even rent a DVD. Taking the whole family down to your local movie rental store can end up being an hour long ordeal.  By the time you get home you're too tired to even watch the movie and what seemed like a great idea ended up being quite a chore. Luckily, I've found the perfect solution!
Blockbuster Express Kiosk
Moms, here is your newest secret weapon: BLOCKBUSTER Express™ kiosks. They make renting DVDs fast, easy, and affordable! You can rent DVDs online for only $1 per night at and you don't even need a membership to do it.
Through the rent online feature at, you can create a favorites list, browse available movies at your preferred kiosk, complete the rental of up to three movies at once online and then pick up the DVDs from the kiosk at your convenience. Now you can spend less time renting and more time enjoying your DVDs with your family.

Start planning your next movie night tonight! BLOCKBUSTER Express offered a special Rent One Get One Free coupon code  to use and share with all of your friends, family and followers. The coupon code is 555G13B.
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When you rent a movie at the regular price using the code in the banner above*, you'll receive the first night's rental on the second movie FREE. This offer expires on 3/31 so make sure to take advantage of it soon and encourage your friends to do the same!

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to to check out their great new releases! From family friendly features like The Princess and The Frog and The Blind Side to date night picks like Twilight: New Moon and Did You Hear About the Morgans?, there's sure to be a title for even the pickiest movie watcher!

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Things We Wish We Knew About Womanhood At Age 18

 “Sex should be pleasurable! If you’re not enjoying it most of the time, then find a guy who’s more sensitive and caring to sleep with.” — Jessica

“It would have been really helpful if someone explained the consequences of having student loans more clearly and how it wasn’t ‘free money’ and stuff, so that over the years I would have avoided paying so much interest. (Maybe someone did, but I don’t think I was interested at the time.)” — Erin

“Be extremely careful who you allow to take nude photos of you.” — Anonymous

“Once you start working post-graduation, you have 40 more years of it coming, so do not get down on yourself if things don’t happen instantly. — Kate

“That you probably won’t have the American Dream by 25 unless your parents arrange a marriage for you and pass down their uber-successful business.” — Annika

“Nothing outside of yourself will ultimately make you happy. That all happiness is generated from within and will not come to you through, guys, career, kids, or any life circumstances.” — Ami

“It gets way harder to meet new people post-college, so explore and talk to all the new people you can.” — Kate

“Waiting around for an immature or inconsiderate guy to grow up is just not worth your time. There really are PLENTY of fish in the sea, especially when you’re 18.” — Jessica

“You really can get pregnant if you don’t use protection even if you’re young, in love and think the world revolves around your happiness.” — Anonymous

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Red Plum Preview for 3/28/10

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Below is a list of coupons that is scheduled to be in the Red Plum for 3/28/10.  You can also use the search box of We Use Coupons on the right side column on our blog.

Commonly Used Acronyms & Abbreviations 

5 Minute Face Lift - Save $5.00 on any 1
Advil Cold & Sinus or Allergy - Save $1.00 on any 1
Advil PM - 16 ct or larger - Save $1.00 on any 1
Advil PM - 80 ct or larger - Save $2.00 on any 1
Alavert - Save $1.00 on any 1
Betty Crocker Cupcake Icing - Save $1.00 on any 1
Caress Daily Silk, Glowing Touch, Evenly Gorgeous, Velvet Bliss, Blackberry Cream or White Peach Cream Whipped Souffle - 12oz Body Wash or larger or 6-Bar pack or larger - Save $1.00 on any 1
Caress Tahitian Renewal or Cashmere Luxury - 12oz Body Wash or Larger - Save $0.75 on any 1
Centrum Ultra - Save $1.00 on any 1
Centrum Ultra - Save $3.00 on any 2
Contessa MicroSteam or on the Stove Meals - Save $1.50 on any 2
Dove Anti-Perspirant/ Deodorant and/or Body Wash - Save $0.75 on any 1
Dove Beauty Bar - 6-bar pack or larger - Save $0.75 on any 1
Dove Body Wash - 10oz or larger - Save $1.25 on any 1
Dove Hair Care Daily Treatment Conditioner - Save $1.50 on any 1
Dove Hair Care Products - ETS - Save $2.50 on any 1
Dove Men+Care Body and Face Bar - 6-Bar pack or larger - Save $1.25 on any 1
Dove Men+Care Body Wash or Scrubber - 13.5oz or larger - Save $1.00 on any 1
Dove Ultimate Beauty Care Anti-perspirant/Deodorant - - ETS - Save $1.25 on any 1
Dunkin Donut Coffee - 11oz or larger (bags) - Save $1.50 on any 2
Era - Save $1.00 on any 1
Folgers Gourmet Selections - Save $1.00 on any 1
Folgers Instant Coffee Crystals - Save $1.00 on any 1
Folgers Products-7oz or larger including Folgers Singles and Pods - Save $1.00 on any 2
Goodlife Recipe Food for Dogs - Save $1.00 on any 1
Goodlife Recipe Treats for Dogs - Save $1.00 on any 1
Half & Half, Heavy Whipping Cream of Coffee Cream - Save $0.55 on any 2
Half & Half, Heavy Whipping Cream of Coffee Cream (any size carton) - Save $0.35 on any 1
Hellman’s - Save $0.50 on any 1
Jimmy Dean Sausage Rolls - Save $1.00 on any 2
Kahn’s Products - Save $1.00 on any 2
Kellogg’s Pop Tarts - 8 ct or larger - Save $1.25 on any 3
Kellogg’s Rice Krispies, Crispix, All-Bran and/or Corn Flakes Cereals - 10oz or larger - Save $1.50 on any 2
Kellogg’s Smart Start - 14.6oz or larger - Save $1.00 on any 1
Kellogg’s Special K Low Fat Granola, Raisin Bran Extra! Or Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites - 14oz or larger - Save $1.00 on any 1
King’s Hawaiian Products - Excluding 4-pack Rolls - Save $1.00 on any 2
L’Oreal Preference - Save $2.00 on any 1
Lever 2000 Bar Soap - 2-Bar or 4 Bar Package - Save $0.50 on any 1
Lever 2000 Bar Soap - 6-Bar Package or Larger - Save $1.00 on any 1
Lipton Tea Bags or Any Iced Tea Mix - Save $0.50 on any 1
Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner & Preservative and Wood Wash - Save $1.00 on any 1
Maybelline Great Lash - Save $1.00 on any 1
Met-Rx Big 100 Bars or any Protein Plus Bars - Save $2.00 on any 2
Miracle Cream or Double Chin Firming - Save $10.00 on any 1
Pedigree Good Bites Treats for Dogs - Save $1.00 on any 1
Pond’s Cream, Towelettes or Cleansing Products - ETS - Save $1.00 on any 1
Pond’s Wet Cleansing Towelettes - ETS - Save $1.25 on any 1
Rhodes Cinnamon Rolls - Save $1.00 on any 1
Rhodes Warm-N-Serve - Save $1.00 on any 1
SLIM Shots Liquid Portion Control - Excludes Slim shots 2 count - Save $3.00 on any 1
Smucker’s Jam, Jelly, Preserves or Fruit Spread - Save $1.00 on any 2
Snuggle Fabric Softener Liquid 32 load or larger or Dryer Sheets (70 ct or larger) - Save $3.00 on any 1
Tennessee Pride Breakfast Sandwich Product - Save $0.75 on any 1
ThermaCare - 2 ct or larger - Save $2.00 on any 1
Tide Stain Release - Save $1.00 on any 1
Tide Stain Release (large size) - Save $3.00 on any 1
Tums - 24ct or larger - Save $1.00 on any 2
Tums Dual Action - 25ct or larger - Save $2.00 on any 1
Uncle Ben’s long Grain & Wild Rice Boxes - Save $0.75 on any 2
Whiskas Dry Cat Food - Save $1.00 on any 1
Whiskas Tray - BOGO
Wish-Bone or Wish-Bone Dressings - Save $1.50 on any 2

Honor Women Around the World

The International Museum of Women's Women on the Map! allows you to pay tribute to the women who have made a difference in your life. The result will be a powerful visual representation of the vast, change-making impact women have on our world.  

Go to Women on the Map - International Museum of Women for more information.
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Calling All Photographers!

Submit by April 10 and You Could Be Part of an Exhibition in San Francisco City Hall


Submit your photography to the International Museum of Women'sPicturing Power & Potential, a new opportunity for photographers around the world to have their work displayed in an exhibition in San Francisco City Hall in the summer of 2010 and online at Picturing Power & Potential is a collaborative project between I.M.O.W. and the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery.
  • ELIGIBILITY: All living artists worldwide working in a digital photography format. Special attention will be paid to those who submit work created in the past five years. No entry fee required.
  • SUBJECT MATTER: We are looking for works that demonstrate how women are participating in the current global economy as leaders and agents of positive change.
  • MEDIUM: Photographic works that can be printed via a digital file are eligible.
  • Submit your work through the I.M.O.W. online form. Visit our Call for Submissions for details.
  • The deadline for submissions is APRIL 10, 2010.
A project of Economica, this special photography exhibition will include a global celebration of women as economic change-agents. As many as fifty works will be selected from the submissions for display in both the physical exhibition in San Francisco and in a special presentation online at I.M.O.W.'s Web site.
For complete submissions guidelines, click here.

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Tropicana Introduces New Juicy Rewards Program!

As active Moms, we strive for many balances whether between work and home, personal and community life, or health and fitness. Keeping these various activities in check while considering our family, time, and budgets, poses a challenge to our lifestyle. While many of us already coupon clip and shop the sales, now comes a program that rewards us for keeping a nutritious lifestyle at the forefront! ??

Tropicana recently launched its Juicy Rewards program to thank their customers for choosing great taste and value. Specially marked packages of Tropicana Orange Juice contain a code for points that you can enter when you log onto to redeem for discounts. You can also register for the chance to win the national sweepstakes for a Yosemite Adventure. ??

You can use your points for discounts on purchases with Tropicana's national partners such as Adidas, Coleman, and EA Sports, or for cool local activities such as a visit to the zoo or a trip to the spa. Each carton of Tropicana Orange Juice is worth up to $15 in savings. In addition to providing great tasting and nutritional juice for our families, Juicy Rewards gives Moms a chance to save in all areas of our purchasing.

To create your own Tropicana Juicy Rewards account, follow the steps below.  It will only take a minute!  

1. Go to
2. Set up your personal Juicy Rewards account
3. Use the following code immediately after you register to receive 1 free point right from the start! MOMCE-NTRAL.*
4. Visit the "Enter Codes" page within the site to enter your MOMCE-NTRAL code

 *This one-time use code is valid for new accounts ONLY. Must be entered within 6 hours of creating your account.

Here are some other fun ways to follow and fan Tropicana on the platforms on which you are active!
•    Connect via Twitter - @TropicanaOJ 
•    Become a Fan on Facebook 

Kroger Cart Buster

 Saving money on groceries is top of mind these days, and with the Cart Buster Savings Event EXCLUSIVELY at Kroger and the Kroger Family of Stores, the prices are so low you can stock up on all your favorite brands without breaking the bank (though you might bust your cart!)

From now through March 14th, shop the Cart Buster Savings Event and find the hottest prices around on your favorite name-brand products in over 60 categories at the Kroger Family of Stores, which includes Kroger, Ralph´s, King Soopers, City Market, Dillons, Smith´s, Fry´s, QFC, Baker´s, Owen´s, Jay C Food Stores, Hilander, Gerbes, Food4Less, Pay Less Super Markets and Scott´s Food & Pharmacy.

Here are just a few of the great brands participating in the event: Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Hamburger Helper, Yoplait, Progresso, Totino´s, Green Giant, Cascadian Farm, Tide, Charmin, Bounty, Pampers, Pantene, Crest, Iams, Febreze, Old Spice and many more! 

*FTC disclosure: 

Kroger Family of Stores gift card, information, and giveaway were all provided by the Kroger Family of Stores and General Mills through MyBlogSpark. 

Census 2010 --- Get Counted

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 Dozens of wide-eyed children had a face-to-face meeting with Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer Tuesday morning as the U.S. Census Bureau launched its new campaign to help ensure children of all ages are counted in the 2010 Census.
The full Census occurs only once every 10 years, therefore a child born today will be in the fourth grade during the next national Census. Missing them this year means the child would spend their first decade of life with reduced health, education and community services because the federal government is unaware of the need.
"A complete and accurate count of our nation's youngest is critical to their health and education, and the future strength of our communities and labor force," said Robert M. Groves, director of the U.S. Census Bureau.
The federal government uses Census data to determine how to best distribute more than $400 billion in annual funds, including $26 billion earmarked for educational services and other programs to benefit children. Undercounting will mean some communities won't get the funds that they need.
Undercounting kids isn't new. Historically, the Census has missed young children at a significantly higher rate than other demographics, said Dr. William O'Hare, senior consultant and former director of the Kids Count program for the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The 2000 Census missed approximately 750,000 children under the age of five, or about four percent of the total demographic. 
Today's event took place at Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1988, Mary's Center provides health care and other services to low-income immigrant families. Children of all ages were able to watch the new 2010 Census PSA featuring Dora and shrieked and clapped their hands as a life-sized Dora joined them on stage as a special treat.
Maria Gomez, president of Mary's Center, said the children's reaction to the PSA shows it will be an effective tool in the campaign to make sure every young child is counted. She believes it will start a "ripple effect," where everyone who encounters the campaign will share the information throughout their communities. The end result will be a healthier community for children.
Visit the 2010 Census website to learn more about the campaign, download web buttons, facts sheets and more.
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Meredith Video Studios is casting first time moms and first time expectant moms!

Are you about to embark on that wildly beautiful journey called parenthood? Do you want to be a part of a community of first-time expectants and new moms who are looking for helpful tips, encouragement, and a few good laughs?

Meredith Video Studios is looking for fun, savvy, and upbeat women to share and document their preparation for baby and their first months of motherhood with other first time expectants and recently new parents.

Selected participants will be given a small handheld camcorder to record and upload video footage on a weekly basis.  Your video submissions will be part of a special yearlong webisode series to be featured throughout broadband and on a nationally syndicated lifestyle television show.  Some participants may also receive products for baby, courtesy of the program’s sponsor.


-We are looking for a diverse group of women of all ethnicities and from all parts of the country in their mid-20s to mid-30s.

-You must be either a new first time mom who has given birth or adopted a newborn within the past two months, or a woman expecting her very first baby.


If you are interested in participating, please send…

1) Your name (and your baby’s name if you are a new mom)

2) City/Town and State

3) A photo of yourself (and a photo of your baby if you are a new mom)

4) Your age

5) Your baby’s birth date or due date

6) A brief bio or write-up about yourself

You also need to finish the following sentence.  “Having my first baby is/was/has been…”

To be considered, please email with the above information as soon as possible. Submissions are accepted through March 15, 2010.

Fifth Annual Women in Islam Event

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Please Join Us as We Celebrate Women’s History Month


Our 5th Annual Women in Islam Event

Date: Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Place: Muslim Association of Greater Rockford, 5921 Darlene Dr.

Come Enjoy Presentations by Rockford Muslims, a bazaar, free henna designs, ethnic food and fashion show.

* This Event is for Women and Girls only. Admission is Free and reservations are required.

Please RSVP to or call
(815) 397-3311 no later than March 12th, 2010

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Time Travel

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Remember that cool car Michael J Fox drove in the movie, ‘Back to the Future’, that ultra-suave time machine that allowed him to not only look cool on screen, but also impact events in past and future? On Sunday, March 14 at 2 a.m., we’ll be wishing we looked that dapper. Daylight Saving Time has more of a bewildering effect on our organism than anything else. It is mini jet-lag at its best.

Every year it’s the same old story. We switch the clocks, blink bleary-eyed out the window, and wonder why it’s still dark outside. We battle with our own instincts to curl up into the fetal position for one more round of sleep.
Let’s look at it positively. It is the one moment of the year in which we get to jump forward an hour with a simple twist of the clock. A minor inconvenience of modern life, Daylight Saving Time is meant to save energy. While most of our lives is spent on some level of clock combat as we try to beat more into our schedules, Daylight Saving Time has more to do with war than you might know.

Daylight Saving Time was first instituted during World War I in the United States to take advantage of the longer daylight hours for war production between the months of April and October. During World War II the time change was reinstated for the same reasons. Between the wars, the federal government allowed each State to decide whether or not to observe the time change. It wasn’t until 1966 that the Uniform Time Act standardized the length of Daylight Saving Time. During the Bush Administration, Daylight Saving Time was extended by four weeks after the Energy Policy Act was passed in 2005. By 2007, forty-seven and one-half states, with the exception of Arizona, Hawaii and the Eastern Time Zone of Indiana that do not observe the time change, got to spring forward in March instead of April.

If changing the clock gives you the blues, you are not alone. According to an informal poll on, most people reported feeling groggy and disoriented for a few days after the clocks turn forward. According to research presented in the Journal of Applied Psychology in September 2009job-related injuries soar right after Daylight Saving TimeAlthough it is intended to save energy, in some cases changing the clock costs people sleep, thereby leaving them lethargic and more accident-prone.

To ensure you keep a spring in your step, consider these tips to offset the effects of this year’s clock change:
  1. Progressively go to bed a few minutes earlier a week before the clock change.
  2. Be sure you get sufficient exposure to natural light. Your body’s circadian rhythm depends on it.
  3. Not only the time change, but also the change in weather can affect your immune system. Eat vitamin-rich foods. A rule of thumb is to eat one thing in its natural state with every meal (yes, lettuce on your sandwich counts!).
  4. Sleep with the shades up for a few days so it is easier to get up in the morning.
  5. Research at the University of Sussex has shown that reading for just six minutes can reduce your stress level by sixty-eight percent.  Integrate some reading time into your routine before you go to sleep.
Our relationship with time impacts every other relationship we have. When we feel rushed and time-starved, we enjoy our lives less. Daylight Saving Time is a great opportunity to embrace the notion of time abundance, even as we seemingly ‘lose an hour’.  Time abundance is a mindset that says you have more than enough time to fulfill your ultimate purpose. Just know you are only temporarily without the hour this March because you get it back in October. Besides, if we are all still around in 2012, you get to jump for joy for a whole extra day on February 29th. Now that’s reason enough to leap through the year!

~Christine Louise Hohlbaum is the author of The Power of Slow: 101 Ways to Save Time in Our 24/7 World.

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Female Pilots and Women's History Month

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March being Women’s History Month, it seems appropriate that this month marks a major event in women’s history: It's been one hundred years since the first woman received a pilot's license.

Female aviators were the forebears of women’s rights before the movement even existed. Trying to excel in a man’s field, they were flatly told they couldn’t. There were even ridiculous attempts to ground them, including a movement to prove that women weren’t mentally stable enough to fly during menstruation.

With all that adversity, take a look at these amazing women aviators who broke through and accomplished what none had done before.

1910: French aviatrix Raymonde de Laroche becomes the first woman to receive a pilot's license.

1912: Less than one year after becoming the first American female to obtain a pilot's license, Harriet Quimby is the first woman to fly across the English Channel.

1918: Marjorie Stinson is appointed the first female airmail pilot by the U.S. Postmaster General.

1921: Bessie Coleman becomes the first African American (of either sex) to be granted a pilot's license.

1934: Helen Richey is hired by Central Airlines, becoming the first female pilot for a U.S. commercial airline.

1935: Amelia Earhart breaks multiple records. She becomes the first person to fly solo across the Pacific, going from Hawaii to Oakland, CA; then the first to fly from Los Angeles to Mexico City.

1936: For the first time, women are allowed to compete against men at the prestigious Bendix Trophy Race. With seven airplanes racing (four piloted by men), Louise Thaden becomes the first woman to win the coveted trophy. Another woman, Laura Ingalls, wins second place.

1953: Jacqueline Cochran is the first woman to break the sound barrier.

1991: Patty Wagstaff becomes the first female U.S. National Aerobatic Champion.

2008: Born without arms, Jessica Cox is the first pilot to earn a certificate using only her feet.

These are just a few of the amazing women in aviation history. There are many more.

Today, it’s so much easier for a woman to learn to fly. There are clubs like Women in Aviation ( and the Ninety-Nines ( that offer support and guidance.

Plus, programs like the nonprofit Let’s Go Flying ( provide resources, advice and a list of flight schools, many of which even offer discounted introductory flights.

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Help Women's Media Center Recognize 30 Women Making History

Women’s Media Center – a nonprofit organization founded by Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda, and Robin Morgan – announced that, in recognition of the 30th anniversary of Women's History Month, WMC will profile 30 Women Making History on the WMC blog: Each day, they will feature a new woman who is making an impact every day with her work.

Through original content, advocacy campaigns, and media and leadership trainings, WMC works to ensure that women history is no longer slanted to one side and the contributions of women in all forms of media are recognized.

Support in helping them acknowledge and celebrate this remarkable and diverse group of women. The list of women is not complete and we welcome nominations/suggestions.

SELF Magazine Women Doing Good Awards-nomination opportunity

SELF Magazine is looking for the next "Women Doing Good".  Enter or nominate someone for the 3rd annual  2010 SELF Women Doing Good Award.

The search is on to find the most extraordinary women who are working hard and are determined to make a difference, whether it is within their community, environmentally, medically‹the sky is the limit!

The winners will receive a $10,000 donation for their respective charity or organization, be featured in the September issue of SELF, and honored at an awards dinner in New York City.

The contest ends March 30, 2010. Go hear to learn about the contest or enter: .

ABOUT 2009 Winners: 

  • Erin Sprague, Lindsay Guetschow, and Beth Ann
  • Levandoski.

SELF honored the winners at an amazing celebration dinner gala at the Museum
of Modern Art in New York, hosted by Today show co-anchor Hoda Kotb.

Self VP and publisher Kimberly Kelleher, editrix Lucy Danziger, Burt's Bees'
Jayni Chase (yes, that's Chevy Chase's wife) and Mike Indursky, and Kashi's
Michelle Escala all gave inspiring speeches to the honorees.

Sprague's charity, In The Running, is based on her experience as the
youngest woman to run seven marathons of seven continents. The organization
advocates for seven selected organizations, each of which impacts
humanitarian and environmental challenges facing each continent and the
global community--from improving the quality of life for AIDS-infected women
to fighting poverty in impoverished areas and preserving ecosystems.

Guetschow, in addition to acting as the director of outreach for, founded Cool Globes, a public art project touring
throughout the United States consisting of seven-foot tall globes that
demonstrate simple solutions to help stop global warming.

Levendoski is the president, executive director, and co-founder of the
Tierra Miguel Foundation, an organization that informs and educates the
community on the value of local sustainable agricultural practices and grows
certified organic fruits and vegetables, using Bio-Dynamic agricultural
preparations on its 85-acre working produce farm.

9 Things American Women Take For Granted

It’s National Women’s History Month! What better way to celebrate then let, the website covering everything that matters to women 18-34 highlight the ways in which women have gotten ahead over the years. Keep reading below for some of the rights that women should take advantage of:
  1. The right to vote. The 19th Constitutional Amendment was passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified Aug. 18, 1920.
  2. The right to make as much money as men. There are still many out there fighting for women to make the same higher wages as their male counterparts, but 1938’s Fair Labor Standards Act, which “established minimum wage without regard to sex,” made it possible for us to even be pissed about making less.
  3. The right to have a “man’s” job. Sure, you had to be paid as much as the guys at work, but you could never, ever be promoted above one. At least not until the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But it wasn’t until the 1973 Supreme Court upheld a 1968 ruling that sex-segregated ads for employment were made illegal.
  4. The right to go to college. Back in the day, educating women wasn’t a priority. In 1870, just one-fifth of resident college and university students were women. Today, women outnumber men on college campuses.
  5. The right to choose our own religion. Way back when, the religion of the man that you chose to marry is what you would convert to. No questions, no nothing. Even if you’re an atheist, you can appreciate this.
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You Are Invited to Celebrate International Women's Day

Since 1911, all over the world, on March 8th, women have gathered in small and large towns and cities to commemorate their contributions to their communities
In 2010, in Chicago, The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) and the Chicago Foundation for Women will host a breakfast to commemorate immigrant women civic leaders
Please join us for a release of a report that will provide a snapshot of the state of immigrant women in Illinois and provide personal testimonies of women who have overcome personal obstacles to emerge as strong civic leaders in their communities
Where: Chicago Foundation for Women
1 East Wacker Drive, Floor 20
Chicago, IL 60601
When: March 8, 2010 8:30 to 10:30 am
Who: Women Civic leaders, Invited:  Iris Martinez, Senator, Illinois state senate, District 20, Elizabeth Hernandez, Illinois state representative district 24, Maria Toni Berrios, Illinois State Representative District 39, Cynthia Soto, Illinois State Representative District 4, Linda Chapa LaVia, Illinois State Representative District 83, Susana Mendoza, Illinois State Representative District 1
Please RSVP to Vivian Ramos at, Space is limited
Did you know? That in 1913, Alice Paul and Lucy Burns form the Congressional Union worked towards the passage of a federal amendment to give women the vote. The group was later renamed the National Women's Party. Members picket the White House and practiced other forms of civil disobedience. The 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote was signed in on August 26, 1920.


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