Birch Bayh, Indiana senator who championed Title IX, dies at 91

Former senator Birch Bayh, the author of two major constitutional amendments as well as legislation that dramatically improved women’s rights in classrooms and on athletic fields, died March 14 at his home in Easton, Md. He was 91. Mr. Bayh co-wrote what would have been the 27th Amendment, the Equal Rights Amendment, prescribing equal treatment of women in all fields. Congress [...]

2019-06-26T09:31:02+00:00March 15th, 2019|Activism, Equality, Feminist, History|

“Heather Booth: Changing the World” Movie Airs on PBS this Month

At the height of the Civil Rights Movement, activist and organizer Heather Booth helped register voters in Mississippi. She then became a go-to strategist for causes like women's rights and an advisor to political leaders. Learn more about Booth's legacy. This film gives an overview of 50 years of the progressive movement, and serves as a manual from one of [...]

2019-06-26T09:31:18+00:00March 11th, 2019|Activism, Feminist, Film|

Frederick Douglass died Feb. 20, 1895, just hours after his public makeup with Susan B. Anthony

Despite decades of antipathy between Douglass and the women's suffragist group leaders - after Douglass had at a critical moment prioritized the vote for African American men over the suffagist push to enfranchise white women, who responded with an openly racist backlash - the abolitionist titan was warmly welcomed at a woman’s suffrage meeting on the last day of his [...]

2019-06-26T09:31:35+00:00February 19th, 2019|Equality, Feminist, History|

Happy Birthday to Betty Friedan!

Betty Friedan, author of the Feminine Mystique and a founder of the National Organization for Women, was born 98 years ago today, February 4, 1921.  Betty was one of the catalysts of the second wave feminist revolution.  We will always be grateful for her contribution and we remember her today.

2019-06-26T09:31:49+00:00February 4th, 2019|Activism, Book, Equality, Feminist|

Supreme Court Justice RBG Expected to Make a Full Recovery

For those who have been concerned that Ruth Bader Ginsburg's recent surgery might cause her to retire from her position as Supreme Court Justice, a recent Rachel Maddow Show put that fear to rest. “This is completely routine,” Dr. Raja Flores, chairman for the Department of Thoracic Surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Thursday [...]

2019-06-26T09:32:09+00:00January 12th, 2019|Feminist, History, Legislation, Women|

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. [...]

2019-06-26T09:33:26+00:00September 20th, 2018|Equality, Feminist, Legislation, LGBTQ, Research, Women|

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+00:00March 13th, 2018|Feminist, Film, Second Wave, Women|

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+00:00March 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); [...]

2019-07-16T07:38:17+00:00February 22nd, 2018|Art, Award, Feminist, History|