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‘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|

Kate Millett Collection to be Offered on WBAI, Sunday, Feb. 25

On Sunday, February 25, Joy of Resistance, Multicultural Feminist Radio @WBAI, will be offering listeners "The Kate Millett Collection" in exchange for a $100. pledge. The Collection includes: a complete recording of the moving memorial attended by so many feminists, held for Kate in New York City on November 9 2017 (organized by Sophie Keir and The Veteran Feminists of America); [...]

2018-03-30T04:40:36+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Art, Award, Feminist, History, Uncategorized|

Is #MeToo is Going Too Far for Some Veteran Feminists? (Not!)

In her article #MeToo is Going Too Far for Some Veteran Feminists, Mary Reinholz looks at the movement through the eyes of veteran feminists and their experiences of sexual harrassment in the days when it was a prerequisite of being a working woman in a man's world. Reinholz details the origins of the movement as going back a dozen years [...]

2018-03-30T04:41:56+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Activism, Feminism, History, Second Wave|