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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

Myrna Lamb, Feminist Playwright, Dies at 87

The New York Times, September 22, 2017, by Neil Genzlinger. Myrna Lamb, a feminist playwright in an unwelcoming era, put the tenets of second-wave feminism in front of theater goers in provocative works that were staged at the Public Theater in Manhattan and elsewhere. She died on Sept. 15 in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. She was 87. Her daughter Joellen [...]

2018-03-30T04:52:59+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Activism, Art, Feminist, Obituary, Second Wave|