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Christine Blasey Ford Spoke for Us All

In her September 27 column in the New York Times, "Christine Blasey Ford's Sacrifice", Michelle Goldberg describes Dr. Ford's testimony as heroic: "On Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the world, that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both teenagers. Her soft voice cracked as she spoke. She smiled [...]

2018-09-28T13:51:32+00:00 September 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Report Finds the Digital Gender Pay Gap Is Alive and Well

Although one might think that the male/female pay gap would not apply in the online arena, research conducted by Website Planet, a supplier of digital services, says otherwise. "Female freelancers are being paid significantly less than men—in some cases half as much—on two of the most highly used and reputable freelance job platforms, Upwork and Fiverr," says the report. [...]

2018-09-20T17:34:19+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

‘Our Bodies, Ourselves’ Will Stop Printing New Editions

According to an article in the Boston Globe published on April 4, 2018, "the most recent print edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves will be its last, halting advancement in women’s health, contraception, and sexual awareness in 2011, as its authors shift to a Web-only presence and an all-volunteer model of advocacy." The decision is based on financial pressures, and the [...]

2018-04-09T08:52:35+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Book, Health, Reproductive Justice, Uncategorized|

Remarkable Women Whose Obituaries were Overlooked

Remarkable Women Whose Obituaries were Overlooked is the concept behind a new series introduced by The New York Times during National Women's History month this year. "Since 1851, obituaries in The New York Times have been dominated by white men. Now, we’re adding the stories of remarkable women." This is how the “Overlooked” project is described by Amisha Padnani and Jessica [...]

2018-04-05T07:34:45+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Activism, Equality, History, Women|

Feminists Who Changed America by Barbara Love at Nagoya University in Japan

This news just in from Jodi Moran our colleague on the VFA Oral History Project: "My sister, Judy Greiman, is representing Stony Brook University at a meeting with #HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 colleagues working on gender equity in a university context. She sent me this pic from the Gender Equity Library at Nagoya University!" Barbara Love's Feminists Who Changed America [...]

2018-03-30T04:36:04+00:00 March 15th, 2018|International, Second Wave, VFA|

New Documentary, “Beauty Bites Beast” Coming to NYC on March 22, 2018

A special screening of the new documentary by Ellen Snortland - "Beauty Bites Beast" - will be held on Thursday, March 22nd at 8:30 AM at the Salvation Army Auditorium, 221 East 52nd St. in New York City. Admission is free. The showing will be followed by a Q&A with the film's director, Ellen Snortland. For more information, please email [...]

2018-03-30T04:37:10+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Feminist, Film, Second Wave, Women|

Women in Iran Protest by Removing their Headscarves…

Iranian women have been raising a new challenge to their Islamic government, breaking one of its most fundamental rules by pulling off their headscarves in some of the busiest public squares and brandishing them in protest. An activist group posted videos in February of women in Iran with their hair uncovered, waving garments in protest.

2018-03-30T04:38:11+00:00 March 11th, 2018|Activism, International, News|

Were You Active in the Feminist Movement Between 1963 and 1982?

Were you active in the feminist movement between 1963 and 1982? Veteran Feminists of America (VFA) has created an ORAL HISTORY PROJECT to capture the history of that period told by the participants. We believe every story is valuable for a full understanding of how grassroots organizing changed America. If you are willing to participate in the project, email [...]

2018-03-30T04:39:36+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Activism, Feminist, History, Second Wave|