Posts tagged "feminist history"
Today in Herstory: New York Women Are Determined to Vote, At Any Cost

Today in Herstory: New York Women Are Determined to Vote, At Any Cost

December 18, 1915: Well, since a ballot box that accepts women's votes won't be available at their local precinct, they'll go to the nearest one that - under the right circumstances - will accept their ballots. It's in Kansas.
Today in Herstory: America's Feminist Leaders Declare Solidarity With the Queer Liberation Movement

Today in Herstory: America’s Feminist Leaders Declare Solidarity With the Queer Liberation Movement

December 17, 1970: A long overdue, but powerful statement by a rare assemblage of the nation's feminist leaders was made here today at the Washington Square Methodist Church in Manhattan.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Protest Wilson on the Boston Tea Party Anniversary

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Protest Wilson on the Boston Tea Party Anniversary

December 16, 1918: A spectacular procession, followed by a stunning protest in favor of woman suffrage, took place this afternoon at the Lafayette Monument in Washington, D.C.
Today in Herstory: Maxwell Motor Company Makes Strides for Women

Today in Herstory: Maxwell Motor Company Makes Strides for Women

December 15, 1914: The Maxwell Motor Company's salesroom on "Automobile Row" at Broadway and Fifty-ninth Street in Manhattan took on a distinctly feminist air today.
Today in Herstory: Women Are Losing Big in the Depression

Today in Herstory: Women Are Losing Big in the Depression

December 12, 1932: If it seems as if women are losing jobs even faster than men since the current Depression began and that women who are still employed are being exploited far more than before, there is now solid evidence to back up that impression.
Today in Herstory: National Woman's Party Announces First Draft of the Equal Rights Amendment

Today in Herstory: National Woman’s Party Announces First Draft of the Equal Rights Amendment

December 11, 1921: The campaign for a 20th Amendment, to assure equal rights for women, is quickly taking shape!
Today in Herstory: Wyoming Brings Woman Suffrage Back to America!

Today in Herstory: Wyoming Brings Woman Suffrage Back to America!

December 10, 1869: For the first time since 1807, when the New Jersey Legislature revoked the right of that State's unmarried and property-owning women to vote, there is now a part of the United States where any woman can now legally cast a ballot!
Today in Herstory: Alice Paul is Freed from Holloway Prison

Today in Herstory: Alice Paul is Freed from Holloway Prison

9 December 1909: American suffragist Alice Paul has been freed from London's Holloway Prison! Denied "political prisoner" status, she began a hunger strike immediately after her arrival, and was force-fed twice a day after 11 November.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Vow to Meet with President Wilson

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Vow to Meet with President Wilson

December 5, 1913: "We are going to see President Wilson if it takes all Winter."
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Take Aim at President Wilson During National Convention

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Take Aim at President Wilson During National Convention

December 4, 1913: Carrie Chapman Catt declared today that women demanded the vote nationwide without delay, and: "If the Constitution stands in our way, let's tear it up and make a new one!"
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Testify Before House During National Convention

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Testify Before House During National Convention

December 3, 1913: An active, 12-hour workday for those attending the fifth day of the National American Woman Suffrage Association's convention here in Washington, DC.
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Leader Condemns Police Treatment of Women

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Leader Condemns Police Treatment of Women

December 2, 1913: The treatment of women by the criminal justice system was denounced today by Louise DeKoven Bowen on the fourth day of the National American Women Suffrage Association's convention.
Today in Herstory: The National American Woman Suffrage Association Kicks Off Its Longest-Ever Convention

Today in Herstory: The National American Woman Suffrage Association Kicks Off Its Longest-Ever Convention

November 30, 1913: Today's session got off to a rousing start with the unfurling of a giant banner reading, "WE DEMAND AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION ENFRANCHISING WOMEN."
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Return to District Jail

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Return to District Jail

November 25, 1917: The struggle of the imprisoned suffragists continues today, but Warden Zinkham now must deal with several dozen suffrage prisoners, nineteen of whom are hunger strikers.
Today in Herstory: The "Silent Sentinels" Go Back to Court - This Time, to Seek Justice

Today in Herstory: The “Silent Sentinels” Go Back to Court – This Time, to Seek Justice

November 24, 1917: Another day in court for some "Silent Sentinel" suffragists who have been imprisoned for picketing along the White House fence.
Today in Herstory: More Suffragists Endure Force-Feeding at Occoquan Workhouse

Today in Herstory: More Suffragists Endure Force-Feeding at Occoquan Workhouse

November 21, 1917: The number of suffragists being subjected to the ordeal of force-feeding has suddenly increased from two to five.
Today in Herstory: Suffragist Alice Paul Kept in Hospital During Hunger Strike

Today in Herstory: Suffragist Alice Paul Kept in Hospital During Hunger Strike

November 18, 1917: Suffragist Alice Paul has finally been transferred out of the psychopathic ward of Washington, D.C.'s District Jail, and today succeeded in smuggling a note out of the hospital ward where she is now being kept during her hunger strike and force-feedings.
Today in Herstory: Public Support for "Silent Sentinels" On the Rise

Today in Herstory: Public Support for “Silent Sentinels” On the Rise

November 17, 1917: Public support for the imprisoned "Silent Sentinel" suffragists is increasing now that newspapers have begun to print excerpts from a note written by Lucy Burns and smuggled out of Occoquan Workhouse. The lawyer for several of the women in Occoquan was also able to visit them yesterday and is still talking to...
Today in Herstory: Police Arrest Silent Sentinels After a Riot in the Nation's Capital

Today in Herstory: Police Arrest Silent Sentinels After a Riot in the Nation’s Capital

November 13, 1917: Today, "Silent Sentinels," who are picketing President Wilson over his failure to support nationwide woman suffrage, first battled a hostile mob, and then were arrested by police - who chose not to arrest any of their attackers.
Today in Herstory: DC Judge Unexpectedly Frees Arrested Suffragists

Today in Herstory: DC Judge Unexpectedly Frees Arrested Suffragists

November 12, 1917: After all they've gone through, it's not easy to shock the suffragists who have been picketing President Wilson. But today they were truly caught by surprise.