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|

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|

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|

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|

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+00:00April 5th, 2018|Activism, Equality, History, 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|

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+00:00July 9th, 2017|Art, History, Women|

Veteran feminists show they’re young at heart at reunion

From theVillager.com | June 15, 2017 By Mary Reinholz | Photos by Tequila MinskyThe pictures flashing across a wall inside Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village showed icons of the women’s liberation movement from the last half of the 20th century: activists like Betty Friedan, Bella Abzug, Shirley Chisholm, Gloria Steinem and Flo Kennedy taking aim at gender inequality in [...]

2017-06-16T14:58:27+00:00June 16th, 2017|Event, VFA, Women|

Veteran Feminists to Thump Trumpism at Judson Reunion

From the Villager.com | May 25, 2017 By Mary Reinholz Radical feminist Susan Brownmiller has plenty of room at the top in her West Village penthouse near the Meatpacking District. Outside on the terrace is her urban oasis of carefully cultivated plants, trees and flowers, the subject of her latest book, “My City Highrise Garden” (Rutgers University Press). To [...]

2017-05-31T19:20:29+00:00May 31st, 2017|Event, NOW, Women|