“The issue is not whether a state has the constitutional authority to protect “unborn life” but whether women, who have been born, have a constitutional right to make decisions about their own health….”
b. January 4, 1947
Dianne Post has had many careers but her purpose has always been clear, to make the world a better place, whether it is Wisconsin, Arizona, anywhere in the United States or any country outside of the United States in need of an advocate for women.
Today, she is a lawyer fighting for the rights of women and educating society on the use of our language that disparages women, making us more mindful of who is the perpetrator and who is the victim and how the language gets muddied.
She has been an activist her entire life and is always trying to make things right around her. In that effort, her earliest memory of activism was when she was about 5 or 6 years old. She wanted to help a new boy in the neighborhood. In order to make him feel welcome in her small Wisconsin town, she, who has always been called “bossy,” demanded a marble from each of the boys in the neighborhood and gave them to the newcomer so he could participate in the daily marble games as well…
Her resume is too long to list but suffice to say, she has primarily been fighting for inclusion and against poverty and injustice in the world in regards to the inequality of women for the better part of her life. Post is a gender expert in gender based violence against women and children, including domestic violence, sex-trafficking, prostitution and pornography.
She has worked diligently to achieve the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. And she has not given up the fight!
The short list:
- One of the hardest working women on behalf of the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.
- Selflessly giving of her legal expertise defending the rights of women across our nation and abroad.
- A gender expert in gender based violence against women and children.