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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 [...]

2019-01-12T17:35:49+00:00January 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Highlighting the Gender Wage Gap in Britain

Automated email replies of working women - “I’m out of office until 2019” - were part of a campaign to mark Equal Pay Day in Britain this November to draw attention to the country’s gender pay gap ("Britain's Equal Pay Day Highlights Gender Gap," NYT, Nov. 10, 2018). The Fawcett Society, a group that campaigns for gender equality and [...]

2018-11-19T10:23:09+00:00November 19th, 2018|Activism, Equality|

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 [...]

2018-09-28T13:51:32+00:00September 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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. [...]

2018-09-20T17:34:19+00:00September 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

‘Our Bodies, Ourselves’ Will Stop Printing New Editions

According to an article in the Boston Globe published on April 4, 2018, "the most recent print edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves will be its last, halting advancement in women’s health, contraception, and sexual awareness in 2011, as its authors shift to a Web-only presence and an all-volunteer model of advocacy." The decision is based on financial pressures, and the [...]

2018-04-09T08:52:35+00:00April 9th, 2018|Book, Health, Reproductive Justice, Uncategorized|

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|

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+00:00March 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+00:00March 13th, 2018|Feminist, Film, Second Wave, Women|