Diana E.H. Russell, Writer on Crimes Against Women, Dies at 81

Diana E. H. Russell, world-renowned feminist activist, scholar, and author died July 28th in Oakland, California. She was 81 years old. The cause of her death was respiratory failure. Diana Russell devoted her life to the remediation of crimes against women. She authored numerous books and articles on  marital rape, femicide, incest, misogynist murders of women, and pornography. In addition to [...]

2020-07-31T10:41:40+00:00July 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|

What Would Flo Kennedy Think of “Mrs. America”?

Mary Reinholz spoke with Jacqui Ceballos about the controversial series "Mrs. America." And although Jacqui did not watch the series, the conversation made it clear that, most unfortunately, the writer/creator of the series missed a lot of crucial points about the start of the women's equality movement and its relationship to racial equality. A major theme in “Mrs. America” is [...]

2020-06-20T10:00:03+00:00June 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Ruth B. Mandel, Voice for Women, Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 81

Ruth Mandel, who ran the Center for American Women and Politics at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, went on to serve as the Institute director. She was also an official with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, where she bore witness, and worked to educate new generations about learning from the past to inform the [...]

2020-04-13T08:25:28+00:00April 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician Dies at 101

African American mathematician Katherine Johnson began working at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics in 1953 in a position that was classified as “subprofessional,” not far outranking a secretary or janitor. Nevertheless she persisted: using a slide rule or mechanical calculator in complex calculations her job was to check the work of her superiors — engineers who, unlike her, were [...]

2020-02-25T10:37:48+00:00February 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Save the Date: Aug. 26, 2020 – Unveiling of Women’s Rights Monument in NYC

Join Monumental Women® for the Unveiling of Our Women's Rights Pioneers Monument on the Mall in NYC Central Park, the First Statue of Real Women in the Park’s 167-year History. Move History Forward. The Statue Fund is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, tax-exempt on both federal and state levels, as well as a registered charity. All contributions are tax-deductible. #MonumentalWomen is a campaign [...]

2020-01-22T15:42:28+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Virginia Passes ERA in Historic Vote

Both chambers of Virginia’s General Assembly passed the Equal Rights Amendment Wednesday, January 15, marking a watershed moment in the nearly century-long effort to add protections for women to the U.S. Constitution. The House gallery was packed beyond its 102-seat capacity, with Virginia first lady Pam Northam and her daughter, Aubrey Northam, making a rare appearance to bear witness. ERA [...]

2020-01-17T14:02:50+00:00January 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|

A New Youth-Led Movement to Ratify the ERA

A new youth-led group is working hard to further one of the most important causes we have been fighting for. They are looking for people and groups to join their coalition. Please check out the links below and see what they are doing! Generation Gender Equality is a coalition of groups that are youth-led, have high youth engagement, and/or [...]

2020-01-13T07:23:31+00:00January 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Ann Juliano Jawin, 1922 – December 31, 2019

Ann Juliano Jawin, founder of the Center for the Women of New York and a pioneer who dedicated her life to women’s equality and empowerment, died on Dec. 31. She was 97 years old. News of Jawin’s death came less than a month after she celebrated the grand opening of a brand new women’s center in Fort Totten. Members [...]

2020-01-03T15:47:39+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Jan Heineman Allen of NC NOW and Lillians List

Lifetime NOW member Jan Heineman Allen passed away on September 13, 2019. She joined NOW over 40 years ago to work for the Equal Rights Amendment, and went on to join the North Carolina NOW board and the NOW Political Action Committee. Jan co-founded Lillian's List in 1997 to support pro-choice progressive women who wanted to run for office. [...]

2019-09-27T08:41:08+00:00September 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|