Megan Rapinoe on the Politics of Division and Equal Pay

From the New York Times, "Megan Rapinoe Steals the Show at the Women's World Cup Parade." There were words of gratitude, the usual forgettable verbiage from public officialdom and a presentation of the keys to the city. Then the people gathered at the City Hall rally for the United States women’s soccer team on Wednesday finally got to hear from [...]

2019-07-16T07:37:16+00:00July 12th, 2019|Activism, Equality, News, Politics|

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 [...]

2019-06-26T09:32:39+00:00September 28th, 2018|Activism, Legislation, News, Women|

Court Rules Women Can’t Be Paid Less than Men Based on Past Wages

A federal appeals court ruled on Monday that relying on a woman's previous salary to determine her pay for a new job perpetuates disparities in the wages of men and women and is illegal when it results in higher pay for men. The ruling undercuts one of the key arguments employers have for allowing pay disparities between women and men [...]

2019-06-26T09:34:48+00:00April 11th, 2018|Equality, Legislation, News, 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+00:00March 11th, 2018|Activism, International, News|

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+00:00January 21st, 2018|Activism, Equality, Feminism, International, News|

“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+00:00January 2nd, 2018|Activism, Feminism, Film, News, Politics, Television|

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+00:00December 3rd, 2017|Activism, Feminist, History, News, Obituary, Second Wave, VFA|

Memorial Service to be Held for Kate Millett, November 9 in NYC

A Memorial Service for our beloved Kate Millett - feminist pioneer, writer, artist and visionary - will be held on November 9, from 2-4 pm at the Fourth Universalist Society (Unitarian Universal Church), 160 Central Park West (at 76th Street), New York City, 10023. Among the speakers and performers at the memorial service will be Gloria Steinem, Yoko Ono, [...]

2017-11-01T18:56:15+00:00October 6th, 2017|Event, News|

“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+00:00July 31st, 2017|Film, History, News|

Toni Van Pelt Elected New President of National Organization for Women (NOW)

From NOW.org | July 1, 2017 Members of the National Organization for Women voted Saturday to elect Toni Van Pelt president of the organization. Gilda Yazzie was elected vice president. Van Pelt and Yazzie were elected by NOW members at the annual Forward Feminism Conference, which drew nearly 500 activists from around the country. Van Pelt, of Seminole, Fla., [...]

2017-07-09T00:45:05+00:00July 1st, 2017|News, NOW|