Posts tagged "feminist history"
Today in Herstory: Force-Feedings Continue for Ethel Byrne

Today in Herstory: Force-Feedings Continue for Ethel Byrne

January 28, 1917: A regular schedule of force-feedings is being drawn up by Workhouse authorities for Ethel Byrne, now serving a 30-day sentence for giving out information on contraception last October at the nation's first birth control clinic.
Today in Herstory: Ethel Byrne is Being Force-Fed in Blackwell Island Workhouse

Today in Herstory: Ethel Byrne is Being Force-Fed in Blackwell Island Workhouse

January 27, 1917: Force-feeding of birth control advocate Ethel Byrne at the Workhouse on Blackwell's Island has begun, and will continue on a three-times-per-day basis.
Today in Herstory: Ethel Byrne's Hunger Strike Goes On

Today in Herstory: Ethel Byrne’s Hunger Strike Goes On

January 26, 1917: Ethel Byrne's condition continued to weaken this morning as she passed the 96-hour mark of her fast.
Today in Herstory: Ethel Byrne Refuses to Cooperate with Authorities on Birth Control Charges

Today in Herstory: Ethel Byrne Refuses to Cooperate with Authorities on Birth Control Charges

January 23, 1917: Ethel Byrne, imprisoned birth control advocate, is fully resisting jailhouse authorities today, just as she vowed to do yesterday.
Today in Herstory: Ethel Byrne Sentenced for Working at a Birth Control Clinic

Today in Herstory: Ethel Byrne Sentenced for Working at a Birth Control Clinic

January 22, 1917: It's 30 days in the Workhouse for Ethel Byrne, sentenced today for her work at what was the nation's first and only birth control clinic until it was raided and shut down by authorities.
Today in Herstory: Gloria Steinem and Shirley Chisholm Take on Sexism Together

Today in Herstory: Gloria Steinem and Shirley Chisholm Take on Sexism Together

January 21, 1972: The two started the day early - and together - as guests on Channel 7's "Kennedy and Company."
Today in Herstory: Alice Paul Returns to the Suffrage Battle

Today in Herstory: Alice Paul Returns to the Suffrage Battle

January 20, 1910: Alice Paul returned to her family's home in New Jersey today after an extended stay in Great Britain.
Today in Herstory: Support Swells for Suffragists

Today in Herstory: Support Swells for Suffragists

January 15, 1917: Reinforcements - and more contributions - for the "Silent Sentinels" today.
Today in Herstory: National American Woman Suffrage Association Announces Plans to Expand to DC, NY

Today in Herstory: National American Woman Suffrage Association Announces Plans to Expand to DC, NY

January 14, 1909: In a pair of bold moves, the National American Woman Suffrage Association has announced that it will be opening new offices in both Washington, D.C. and Albany, New York, to more vigorously pursue its goal of achieving "Votes for Women."
Today in Herstory: Picketing Suffragists See Results and Plan to Push Harder

Today in Herstory: Picketing Suffragists See Results and Plan to Push Harder

January 13, 1917: Four days of picketing President Wilson at the White House have brought gratifying results, and the protests will be even larger next week.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Met with Support While Picketing President Wilson

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Met with Support While Picketing President Wilson

January 12, 1917: Today was a very good - though quite frigid - one for the "Silent Sentinels" of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage.
Today in Herstory: President Wilson (Finally) Endorses Suffrage!

Today in Herstory: President Wilson (Finally) Endorses Suffrage!

January 9, 1918: In a momentous and surprise announcement that is sure to help in tomorrow's crucial House vote, the President has ended many years of evasion and neutrality on the issue by coming out strongly in favor of women having a Constitutionally guaranteed, nationwide right to vote.
Today in Herstory: Ethel Byrne Found Guilty of Violating New York Law for Operating Birth Control Clinic

Today in Herstory: Ethel Byrne Found Guilty of Violating New York Law for Operating Birth Control Clinic

January 8, 1917: Ethel Byrne was found guilty today of violating New York State's anti-birth-control law while working at her sister Margaret Sanger's birth control clinic when it was raided on October 25th.
Today in Herstory: Rhode Island and Kentucky Women Win Suffrage!

Today in Herstory: Rhode Island and Kentucky Women Win Suffrage!

January 6, 1920: Suffrage forces are now two-thirds of the way to victory in the final stage of the "Votes for Women" battle!
Today in Herstory: Will the House Soon Be Forced to Vote on the ERA?

Today in Herstory: Will the House Soon Be Forced to Vote on the ERA?

January 5, 1944: This looks like a great year for the Equal Rights Amendment! Representative Pat Cannon intends to get the amendment out of the House Judiciary Committee.
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.