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|

‘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|

Kate Millett Collection to be Offered on WBAI, Sunday, Feb. 25

On Sunday, February 25, Joy of Resistance, Multicultural Feminist Radio @WBAI, will be offering listeners "The Kate Millett Collection" in exchange for a $100. pledge. The Collection includes: a complete recording of the moving memorial attended by so many feminists, held for Kate in New York City on November 9 2017 (organized by Sophie Keir and The Veteran Feminists of America); [...]

2018-03-30T04:40:36+00:00February 22nd, 2018|Art, Award, Feminist, History, Uncategorized|

Feminist Reunion 2017 – Four New Videos from the Event

As part of our reporting on the Feminist Reunion 2017: "We Will Not Go Back!", held in New York on June 10, we are pleased to present four videos from the event, filmed by Liza Bear: Feminist Reunion 2017: Part 1: "Welcome Troublemakers!" Feminist Reunion 2017: Speak Out, Part 2: "We're Still Here!" Feminist Reunion 2017: Speak Out, Part 3: [...]

2018-03-30T04:53:48+00:00September 7th, 2017|Event, Uncategorized|