ERA Sees First Hearing in 36 Years!

The Equal Rights Amendment is back on Capitol Hill - 36 years since its last hearing and nearly a century since the amendment to guarantee equal rights to women was first introduced in Congress. Democratic Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney of New York in January again sponsored a resolution to restart the ratification process needed to add the amendment to the US constitution. [...]

2019-04-30T15:09:56+00:00April 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Birch Bayh, Indiana senator who championed Title IX, dies at 91

Former senator Birch Bayh, the author of two major constitutional amendments as well as legislation that dramatically improved women’s rights in classrooms and on athletic fields, died March 14 at his home in Easton, Md. He was 91. Mr. Bayh co-wrote what would have been the 27th Amendment, the Equal Rights Amendment, prescribing equal treatment of women in all fields. Congress [...]

2019-03-15T10:06:56+00:00March 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

“Heather Booth: Changing the World” Movie Airs on PBS this Month

At the height of the Civil Rights Movement, activist and organizer Heather Booth helped register voters in Mississippi. She then became a go-to strategist for causes like women's rights and an advisor to political leaders. Learn more about Booth's legacy. This film gives an overview of 50 years of the progressive movement, and serves as a manual from one of [...]

2019-03-11T09:01:57+00:00March 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Frederick Douglass died Feb. 20, 1895, just hours after his public makeup with Susan B. Anthony

Despite decades of antipathy between Douglass and the women's suffragist group leaders - after Douglass had at a critical moment prioritized the vote for African American men over the suffagist push to enfranchise white women, who responded with an openly racist backlash - the abolitionist titan was warmly welcomed at a woman’s suffrage meeting on the last day of his [...]

2019-02-19T13:27:54+00:00February 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Happy Birthday to Betty Friedan!

Betty Friedan, author of the Feminine Mystique and a founder of the National Organization for Women, was born 98 years ago today, February 4, 1921.  Betty was one of the catalysts of the second wave feminist revolution.  We will always be grateful for her contribution and we remember her today.

2019-02-04T12:25:36+00:00February 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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|

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|