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Brewer's: Dignus Vindice Nodus

(Latin). A knot or difficulty worthy of such hands to untie. Literally, a knotty point worthy to be made a civil action. The person who brought a civil action was called in Roman law a vind…

The Congress of Women: Göethe and Schiller

by Miss Mary Virginia Keene The Woman Who Has ComeEvolution of American LiteratureGöethe and Schiller Miss Mary Virginia Keene was born in the city of Erie, Pa. Her parents were Galen Bryant…

Women's Rights are Human Rights

by Hillary Rodham Clinton Remarks for the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women Mrs. Mongella, distinguished delegates and guests: I would like to thank the Secretary Genera…

Men

Individual PointsAll-Around Paul Hamm, USA 57.823 Dae Eun Kim, KOR57.811 Tae Young Yang, KOR57.774Floor Kyle Shewfelt, CAN9.787 Marian Dragulescu, ROM9.787 Jordan Jovtchev, BUL9.775Horiz.Bar …

Equal Rights For Women

by Shirley Chisholm Mr. Speaker, when a young woman graduates from college and starts looking for a job, she is likely to have a frustrating and even demeaning experience ahead of her. …

Declaration of Rights and Grievances

Declaration of Rights and Grievances14 October 1774Abstract When the First Continental Congress met in September and October 1774, the delegates made several major decisions. Among those was t…

Brewer's: Vindicate

(3 syl.), to justify, to avenge, has a remarkable etymon. Vindicius was a slave of the Vitelli, who informed the Senate of the conspiracy of the sons of Junius Brutus to restore Tarquin, fo…

Milestones in the Gay Rights Movement

Source: Excerpted from The Reader's Companion to American History. Copyright © 1991 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Late in the [19th] century, as large cities allowed for greater anonymity,…

Convention on the Political Rights of Women

Opened for signature and ratification by General Assembly resolution 640(VII) of 20 December 1952 entry into force 7 July 1954, in accordance with article VI The Contracting Parties,Desiring …

The Struggle for Human Rights

by Eleanor Roosevelt I have come this evening to talk with you on one of the greatest issues of our time - that is the preservation of human freedom. I have chosen to discuss it here in …