Posts tagged "feminist history"
Today in Herstory: Man Sentenced to Three Months in Prison For Distributing Contraception

Today in Herstory: Man Sentenced to Three Months in Prison For Distributing Contraception

May 19, 1969: In what seemed like a courtroom scene from another era, Bill Baird was sentenced to three months in prison today for distributing a contraceptive device to an unmarried woman.
Today in Herstory: Jacqueline Cochran Breaks Boundaries in Aviation

Today in Herstory: Jacqueline Cochran Breaks Boundaries in Aviation

May 18, 1953: Jacqueline Cochran has just become the first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound - and that wasn't the end of her record-breaking day.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Stage Open-Air Rally in Manhattan

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Stage Open-Air Rally in Manhattan

May 13, 1909: Clearly not reluctant to venture into hostile territory in search of converts, Edith Bailey, Harriot Stanton Blatch and several other suffragists held a rally today near the church of militant anti-suffragist Rev. Dr. Charles Henry Parkhurst on Manhattan's Madison Square.
Today in Herstory: Congress Approves the Creation of a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps

Today in Herstory: Congress Approves the Creation of a Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps

May 12, 1942: Legislation to establish a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) got final Congressional approval today with a Senate vote of 38 to 27.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Take Aim at Senator O'Gorman

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Take Aim at Senator O’Gorman

April 30, 1915: There was a quite frustrating and somewhat heated exchange of views this afternoon as Inez Milholland Boissevain, Doris Stevens and several other members of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage met with U.S. Senator James O'Gorman, Democrat of New York.
Today in Herstory: Women Teachers Mount Fight for Equal Pay

Today in Herstory: Women Teachers Mount Fight for Equal Pay

April 29, 1905: "Equal pay for equal work" is the demand of an insurgent group of women teachers led by Anna Louise Goessling of P.S. 44 in Brooklyn, New York.
Today in Herstory: New York Will No Longer Enforce Prohibition on Married Teachers

Today in Herstory: New York Will No Longer Enforce Prohibition on Married Teachers

April 27, 1904: A victory today for female teachers who wish to marry, and for women's rights in general.
Today in Herstory: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Endorses Family Planning Information Being Widely Available

Today in Herstory: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Endorses Family Planning Information Being Widely Available

April 23, 1963: A major advance today in the fight for birth control, as the prestigious American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists officially endorsed giving contraceptive information to those who want it.
Today in Herstory: It's Official! Suffrage Will Be on the PA Ballot in the 1921 Election

Today in Herstory: It’s Official! Suffrage Will Be on the PA Ballot in the 1921 Election

April 22, 1919: Pennsylvania suffragists have never lacked determination and today their persistence paid off, as the House passed a bill - by an almost two-to-one margin - to put a suffrage referendum on the State ballot in 1921.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Push On Across the Nation - and the World

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Push On Across the Nation – and the World

April 21, 1913: This certainly has been a newsworthy day for woman suffrage!
Today in Herstory: NYC Suffrage Offices Prep For (Another) Big Parade

Today in Herstory: NYC Suffrage Offices Prep For (Another) Big Parade

April 20, 1912: There is great excitement and activity today at two New York City suffrage offices, as the day of the big parade approaches.
Today in Herstory: FDR Calls on Women for More Support in Wartime

Today in Herstory: FDR Calls on Women for More Support in Wartime

April 17, 1943: While asking for even greater involvement and sacrifice by women in our war effort, President Roosevelt noted today that women have more reason than most Americans to want to defeat the Axis powers.
Today in Herstory: Police Raid Birth Control Clinic in NYC

Today in Herstory: Police Raid Birth Control Clinic in NYC

April 15, 1929: The Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau's clinic was raided this morning by New York City police, who arrested two doctors and three nurses, then seized massive amounts of "evidence," including confidential patient records.
Today in Herstory: Robin Morgan Leads Sit-In Against Grove Press for Sexually Exploiting Women

Today in Herstory: Robin Morgan Leads Sit-In Against Grove Press for Sexually Exploiting Women

April 13, 1970: Grove Press became the third media target of feminists in the past month as activists led by Robin Morgan staged a sit-in today to protest Grove's sexual exploitation of women in its publications, as well as its union-busting policies.
Today in Herstory: Landmark Ruling Empowers Women to Take Action Against Abusive Husbands

Today in Herstory: Landmark Ruling Empowers Women to Take Action Against Abusive Husbands

April 10, 1882: An abused wife has a right to sue her husband, according to an opinion issued today by Justice John R. Brady of the New York State Supreme Court, writing for the majority.
Today in Herstory: Americans Want the ERA!

Today in Herstory: Americans Want the ERA!

April 9, 1975: Public support for the Equal Rights Amendment remains overwhelming, according to a Gallup Poll released today.
Today in Herstory: New York Rabbi Speaks Out for Womens Equality

Today in Herstory: New York Rabbi Speaks Out for Womens Equality

April 8, 1894: A strong endorsement of equality for women this morning by Rabbi Joseph Silverman of New York's Temple Emanu-El, at Fifth Avenue and Forty-third Street.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists, Matching Congress in Numbers, Demand a Congressional Amendment Enfranchising Women

Today in Herstory: Suffragists, Matching Congress in Numbers, Demand a Congressional Amendment Enfranchising Women

April 7, 1913: Suffragists from around the country were back in Washington, D.C., today, for another impressive event.
Today in Herstory: Consumer League Report Highlights Wage Inequality for Women in New York State

Today in Herstory: Consumer League Report Highlights Wage Inequality for Women in New York State

April 3, 1920: Over 88% of New York State's women earn less than the $16.13 a week the Federal Government considers the minimum income needed to cover basic living costs.

Today in Herstory: Jackie Mitchell Strikes Out Baseball’s Greats

April 2, 1931: Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig struck out today, felled by a teenager who needed only seven pitches to earn herself a place in baseball history.