Sheila Tobias, VFA Board Member, Author and Educator

April 26, 1935 - July 6, 2021 As she worked her way through the ranks of academia during the 1960s and '70s, Sheila Tobias kept noticing something: Female students seemed to avoid studying math and science. Tobias, who authored more than 10 books related to math anxiety as well as the military and feminism, spent nearly half of her [...]

2021-07-27T10:16:16+00:00July 27th, 2021|Obituary, Uncategorized|

Barbara Love’s New Book, There At The Dawning: Memories of a Lesbian Feminist

Barbara Love has already done more than her share of work in documenting the history of Second Wave Feminism with the publication of Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975. Now, with the publication of her new book, There At The Dawning: Memories of a Lesbian Feminist, Barbara Love has just made another significant contribution, not only to the history of [...]

2021-05-28T14:18:44+00:00May 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Online Event: Feminist Writings that Inspired a Revolution

Women’s Liberation! Feminist Writings That Inspired A Revolution And Still Can Thursday, March 18, 6:00 to 7:00 pm EST This event is co-presented by the Center for American Studies at Columbia University and the Center for Women's History at the New-York Historical Society   Feminist writer-activists of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s sparked a diverse, visionary, and revolutionary movement for [...]

2021-03-02T10:36:59+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Betty Friedan Webinar Video is Online

Go to our Events page to view the recording of the Feb. 4 webinar. Betty Friedan, creator of the modern women’s movement, was honored in a “star-studded” webinar titled “Betty Friedan’s 100 Birthday: Moving the Legacy Forward” produced by Veteran Feminists of America.  The zoom program was presented on Thursday, February 4, 2021, which is the 100th anniversary of Friedan’s [...]

2021-02-20T08:26:33+00:00January 5th, 2021|Event, Uncategorized|

In the Passing of Penny Stoil, We Have Lost a Great Friend!

Is it with deep sadness that Muriel and I write to inform you that, Penny Stoil, VFA Vice President for Development, passed away from cancer this morning. We will miss her tremendously, not only because of her contributions to VFA but on a personal level.  Penny was a rare person, with exceptional gifts and qualities, including kindness, generosity, integrity, [...]

2020-12-26T11:02:47+00:00December 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Helen Reddy, Whose No. 1 Hit Became an Anthem for Women, Dies in CA

Fans around the world are mourning Australian trailblazer and singer Helen Reddy after her death in Los Angeles.  Reddy’s famous friends and devoted fans flooded social media with tributes to her many achievements on and off the stage after her death at the age of 78 on Wednesday (Australian time). Reddy’s death was confirmed by her children, Traci and Jordan, [...]

2020-10-04T15:11:54+00:00October 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Her Legacy and the Way Forward

In the rearview mirror, the victories of a trailblazing feminist. On the road ahead, the threat of an entrenched and powerful minority. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at the age of 87, will forever have two legacies. The one Americans could be focusing on right now is the one of legal trailblazer: Justice Ginsburg, the second woman ever [...]

2020-09-21T08:26:28+00:00September 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Florence Howe, Author, Editor, Publisher, Scholar, Passes at 91

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/13/us/florence-howe-dead.html?smid=em-share Find out more about Florence here: http://www.veteranfeministsofamerica.org/vfa-pioneer-histories-project-florence-howe/ Florence Howe, a key architect of the women’s studies movement and a founder of the Feminist Press, a literary nonprofit dedicated to promoting social justice and amplifying overlooked voices, died on September 12 in Manhattan. She was 91. The Feminist Press confirmed her death in a statement. Ms. Howe, who lived on Manhattan’s Upper [...]

2020-09-16T06:11:15+00:00September 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Shere Hite, Who Challenged Myths of Female Sexuality, Dies at 77

Her 1976 book, ‘The Hite Report,’ touched off ‘a revolution in the bedroom’ and has sold tens of millions of copies. But harsh criticism drove her to self-exile in Europe. Shere Hite, who startled the world in the 1970s with her groundbreaking reports on female sexuality and her conclusion that women did not need conventional sexual intercourse — or [...]

2020-09-14T10:24:16+00:00September 14th, 2020|Obituary, Uncategorized|