April 26, 1935 – July 6, 2021
As she worked her way through the ranks of academia during the 1960s […]
Released in 1973, Lavender Jane Loves Women by Alix Dobkin and her band, was the first album recorded and distributed by women for women. It was, says Dobkin, “the very first album […]
Women’s Liberation! Feminist Writings That Inspired A Revolution And Still Can
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 […]
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 […]
Find out more about Florence here: http://www.veteranfeministsofamerica.org/vfa-pioneer-histories-project-florence-howe/
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.
Feminism was still a dirty word in macho Texas when Maura McNiel, wife, mother, Sunday school teacher and community volunteer, dared to speak up for women’s rights.
An irresistible force with stamina, brains and […]
Diana E. H. Russell, world-renowned feminist activist, scholar, and author died July 28th in Oakland, California. She was 81 years old. The cause of her death was respiratory failure.
Diana Russell devoted her […]
Mary Reinholz spoke with Jacqui Ceballos about the controversial series “Mrs. America.” And although Jacqui did not watch the series, the conversation made it clear that, most unfortunately, the writer/creator of the series missed […]
When Ms. Lyon married her partner of 55 years in 2008, they formed the first legal gay union in California.
In 2004, despite state and federal bans on same-sex marriage, Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco […]
Ruth Mandel, who ran the Center for American Women and Politics at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, went on to serve as the Institute director. She was also an official with the […]
Lorraine Duvall’s new book – Finding A Woman’s Place: The Story of a 1970s Feminist Collective in the Adirondacks – is reviewed by Timothy Miller, Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies, University of Kansas, author of numerous books on intentional […]
African American mathematician Katherine Johnson began working at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics in 1953 in a position that was classified as “subprofessional,” not far outranking a secretary or janitor.
Nevertheless she persisted: using a […]
Join Monumental Women® for the Unveiling of Our Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument on the Mall in NYC Central Park, the First Statue of Real Women in the Park’s 167-year History.
In “Remembering Ann Snitow, the Feminist Activist Who Embraced Uncertainty,” Alix Kates Shulman presents the portrait of the writer, teacher, and unstoppable organizer who was “a founding member of one crucial radical feminist group […]
“Ms. Morrison placed African Americans, particularly women, at the heart of her writing at a time when they were largely relegated to the margins both in literature and in life. With language celebrated for […]
Barbara F. Materka, a lifelong fighter for human rights and women’s rights, died peacefully in her home on Turtle Creek Blvd at the age of 99, surrounded by loving family in the days preceding her […]
There were words of gratitude, the usual forgettable verbiage from public officialdom and a presentation […]
On Monday, June 17, VFA Board Chair Muriel Fox was honored with an Elly Award at a luncheon benefiting the Women’s Forum of New York. We congratulate Muriel on this wonderful honor!
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.
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
Leah Napolin passed away at her home in Sea Cliff, New York on May 13, 2018. She was 83 years old. Napolin made her playwriting debut in 1975 with “Yentl,” adapted from a short story […]
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 […]
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 […]
In her article #MeToo is Going Too Far for Some Veteran Feminists, Mary Reinholz looks at the movement through the eyes of veteran feminists and their experiences of sexual harrassment in the days when […]
On the first anniversary of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, marches have once again held around the country. Reports are still coming in on the numbers involved, and several sites are collecting videos of […]
Ms. Wolfe sought AIDS treatment for women in the 1980’s and researched gender and racial bias on the SAT exam as head of a think tank. She pursued equality for women, particularly women of color, […]
A Memorial Service for our beloved Kate Millett – feminist pioneer, writer, artist and visionary – will be held on November 9, from 2-4 pm at the Fourth Universalist Society (Unitarian Universal Church), 160 […]
The New York Times, September 22, 2017, by Neil Genzlinger.
Myrna Lamb, a feminist playwright in an unwelcoming era, put the tenets of second-wave feminism in front of theater goers in provocative works that […]
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 […]
From huffingtonpost.com | July 28, 2017
By Peter Dreier
Over the past half century, Booth has improved the lives of tens of millions of Americans who never knew her name.
But if you’ve […]
From NY Times.com | July 6, 2017
By Margalit Fox
Sheila Michaels, who half a century ago, wielding two consonants and a period, changed the way modern women are addressed, died on June 22 in Manhattan. Ms. […]
From NOW.org | July 1, 2017
Members of the National Organization for Women voted Saturday to elect Toni Van Pelt president of the organization. Gilda Yazzie was elected vice president.
Van Pelt and Yazzie were elected by […]
From the Huffingtonpost.com | June 16, 2017
By Linda Stein
On Monday, January 2, 2017, the New York Times presented an all-male lineup in its Letters to the Editor section – not one […]
From theVillager.com | June 15, 2017
By Mary Reinholz | Photos by Tequila Minsky
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 […]
Sister Joel Read, who shaped Milwaukee’s Alverno College and was among nation’s top college innovators, dies at 91
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | May 26, 2017
Sister Joel Read, the longtime leader of Alverno College whose vision of placing abilities over grades put her among the nation’s top college innovators, died shortly […]
Angry? Worried? Disillusioned? Heather Booth wants you.
By David Wood
Heather Booth doesn’t look like a revolutionary. She sits demurely on a sofa, dressed […]
Tour of Brooklyn Historical Society and the Brooklyn Heights Neighborhood
Heather Booth: Changing the World
Chicago premiere! Heather Booth and Lilly Rivlin in person!
Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL
- Fri, May 19th 7:45pm
- Sat, May 20th 7:30pm
The ongoing and […]
About the center
Our new Center for Women’s History—the first of its kind in the nation within the walls of a major museum—reveals the untold stories of women who have shaped and continue to […]
The new Henry Luce III Center focuses on women’s history in New York, among other topics
From the NY Curbed.com | April 29, 2017
by Jenna Scherer
After five years of planning and […]
From the NY Times | April 22, 2017
by Kate Manning
Imagine a stay-at-home mom who can do an abortion. Or a college student. […]
By Ann-Derrick Gaillot
It’s here! The nation’s first museum dedicated to women in American history is opening in New York City this spring, and it won’t be the last. Brought to us by (and […]
May 23, 1926 – February 13, 2017
The only woman appointed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965 to the first EEOC, Hernandez has spent a lifetime working to improve the political and […]
From the NY Times | March 9, 2017
by Jennifer Schuessler
Before there were “pussy hats,” there were the women of Revolutionary-era America.
“We possess […]
Gloria Steinem & Carol Jenkins invite you to join and support the Veteran Feminists of America. Read their inspiring letter here. View PDF Letter