Posts tagged "herstory"
April 23, 1963: Major National Endorsement Shifts Dialogue on Birth Control and Contraception

April 23, 1963: Major National Endorsement Shifts Dialogue on Birth Control and Contraception

A major advance today in the fight for birth control, as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists officially endorsed giving contraceptive information to those who request it.
April 22, 1919: Suffrage Victories Won Across the Nation

April 22, 1919: Suffrage Victories Won Across the Nation

There are now about 15,500,000 women eligible to vote for the next President - a number just 2,000,000 less that the total number of votes actually cast for the two major party candidates in the 1916 Presidential election.
April 21, 1913: Suffrage Debates Continue As Legislators, Religious Figures Speak Out

April 21, 1913: Suffrage Debates Continue As Legislators, Religious Figures Speak Out

This certainly has been a newsworthy day for woman suffrage!
April 18, 1910: NAWSA Finalizes Re-Election of Reverend Anna Howard Shaw, Stages a Procession to Capitol Hill

April 18, 1910: NAWSA Finalizes Re-Election of Reverend Anna Howard Shaw, Stages a Procession to Capitol Hill

Today was a busy one for the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
April 17, 1894: Empire State Suffragists Build Momentum for Federal Action

April 17, 1894: Empire State Suffragists Build Momentum for Federal Action

Victory for the woman suffrage movement - and equal pay for equal work - must rapidly be approaching if today is any example of the momentum that's now being generated in their favor.
April 16, 1927: NYC Legal Sorority Seeks to Create A List of Female-Friendly Law Firms

April 16, 1927: NYC Legal Sorority Seeks to Create A List of Female-Friendly Law Firms

Marx's project will be extremely valuable to the new graduates, who won't have to repeat her experience. When she canvassed 175 law firms while looking for a job after graduation, all but 25 said they didn't want a woman lawyer in the office, and though the rest held out some hope, they had no vacancies....
April 15, 1929: NYC Police Raid Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau

April 15, 1929: NYC Police Raid Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau

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.
April 14, 1910: President Taft Receives Mixed Greetings at NAWSA Convention

April 14, 1910: President Taft Receives Mixed Greetings at NAWSA Convention

"If I could be sure that women as a class would exercise the franchise, I would be in favor of it. At present time there exists in my mind considerable doubt."
April 11, 1915: New York Suffragists Open "Suffrage Shop" On Fifth Avenue

April 11, 1915: New York Suffragists Open “Suffrage Shop” On Fifth Avenue

Run by the Women's Political Union, it's at 663 Fifth Avenue, and there is always some sort of activity going on while suffrage items are being sold. Even those basic items are now more numerous and imaginative.
April 10, 1882: New York Supreme Court Rules That Wives May Sue Abusive Husbands

April 10, 1882: New York Supreme Court Rules That Wives May Sue Abusive Husbands

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.