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|

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|

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|

WBAI’s Multicultural Feminist Radio Show on Kate Millett, Sun. Dec. 3 at 6pm

On Sunday, December 3, 6-7 PM on WBAI at 99.5 FM (streaming at wbai.org), Joy of Resistance: Multicultural Feminist Radio at WBAI will play excerpts from the recent celebration of the life of Kate Millett. We will also interview Kathie Sarachild, a pioneer feminist who will help to put Millett's work in historical context. After the show, you can [...]

2018-03-30T04:52:03+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Activism, Feminist, History, News, Obituary, Second Wave, VFA|

On the Passing of Kate Millett

It is with enormous sadness that we announce the death of our longtime friend, pioneer feminist and author of SEXUAL POLITICS, Kate Millett. She died this morning in Paris of cardiac arrest. Kate would have been 83 this week. It is impossible here to recount and pay tribute to all of Kate's many, many groundbreaking contributions to feminist theory and [...]

2018-03-30T04:54:48+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Feminist, History, Obituary, VFA|

“Heather Booth: Changing the World” — Inspiring Documentary Film Premiers in LA

From huffingtonpost.com | July 28, 2017 By Peter Dreier Over the past half century, Booth has improved the lives of tens of millions of Americans who never knew her name. But if you’ve met Booth – if you’ve heard her give a speech, or participated in one of her training sessions for organizers, or sat around a table with her [...]

2017-07-31T20:52:18+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Film, History, News|

The Women Who Built the New York Art World

From Artsy.net | July 6, 2017 By Alexxa Gotthardt Over the course of 10 years, between 1929 and 1939, four of New York City’s most iconic museums emerged in Manhattan: the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney, The Frick Collection, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. These institutions are now world-famous. But their founders—predominantly women—are relatively unknown. During this [...]

2017-07-10T17:26:16+00:00 July 9th, 2017|Art, History, Women|