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|

Women’s Marches – Numbers Still Coming in for One-Year Anniversary Activism

On the first anniversary of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, marches have once again held around the country. Reports are still coming in on the numbers involved, and several sites are collecting videos of marches. Working Families has posted video from a growing number of Women's Marches. Click here to see the videos. And Respond here to have [...]

2018-03-30T04:43:05+00:00 January 21st, 2018|Activism, Equality, Feminism, International, News|

The Forgotten History of Black Women and Sexual Assault, by Phyllis Chesler

In an article in the Huffington Post this week, Phyllis Chesler reminds us of the story of Recy Taylor, the survivor of a brutal white-on-black gang rape in 1944. The incident caused a "nationwide crusade against the rape of black women in the Jim Crow South". Taylor died last week at the age of 97. But in all this [...]

2018-03-30T04:44:11+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Equality, Feminism, First Wave, History, Past Events|

“Time’s Up” –Hollywood Women’s Initiative Against Sexual Harassment

The New York Times reported on January 1  that 300 prominent women actors, agents, writers, directors, producers and entertainment executives have formed an initiative to combat sexual harassment in Hollywood and blue-collar workplaces nationwide. The group - which includes actresses America Ferrera, Eva Longoria, and Reese Witherspoon; lawyers Nina L. Shaw and Tina Tchen; and producer Shonda Rhimes – [...]

2018-03-30T04:45:18+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Activism, Feminism, Film, News, Politics, Television|

Leslie Wolfe, Second Wave Feminist Who Fought for Inclusion of All Women, Dies at 74

Ms. Wolfe sought AIDS treatment for women in the 1980's and researched gender and racial bias on the SAT exam as head of a think tank. She pursued equality for women, particularly women of color, as a longtime leader of the Center for Women Policy Studies in Washington. Ms. Wolfe’s work began in the thick of feminism’s second wave. She [...]

2018-03-30T04:49:55+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Activism, Feminism, Health, Obituary, Reproductive Justice, Second Wave|

Fresh Thinking on History of Feminism

Class, timeline explore lesser-known narratives in movement’s rise From Harvard.edu | July 3, 2017 By Colleen Walsh | Gloria Steinem photo by Dori Jacobson-Wenzel For many, feminism just took a flying, sword-wielding leap with “Wonder Woman,” the new film in which Amazonian warrior-princess Diana of Themyscira serves as protector of the free world. The Patty Jenkins-directed movie, the first [...]

2017-07-06T14:23:34+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Feminism, History|