One f-word has been used to terrorize women. A word that at one point meant freedom and defined a movement is now stereotype synonymous with man hating. Local political actor Jan Griesinger calls out to all women to join the ranks of feminists and reclaim the word. As a major part of this struggle Jan, with her partner Mary Morgan, founded the Susan B. Anthony Memorial Unrest Home in 1979 to nurture a safe women only environment. The 150 acres of land offers hills to hike, nature to enjoy, a pond to swim and a community kitchen.
“If women were not constantly harassed and beaten and paid less at work and a whole lot of other things there might not need to be a women only space. But those things still go on,” said Jan. As opposed to the competitive nature in today’s society, Jan believes this women only environment allows women to feel at ease and empowered.