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Australian Feminist Fanny Finch Finally Being Recognized

Australian feminist trailblazer Fanny Finch received a new memorial at the Castlemaine General Cemetery in central Victoria just a few months before the 163rd anniversary of the day she became the first woman to cast a ballot in Australia. Finch was immortalized in the Melbourne-based newspaper The Argus two days after she cast her vote, […]

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Writer and Activist Kate Millett Dies at 82

Dr. Kate Millett, a groundbreaking feminist writer, artist and activist, died this week in Paris at 82. Millett’s 1970 book Sexual Politics became a cornerstone of the women’s liberation movement. In that text, originally prepared as a doctoral thesis by Millett at Columbia University, she exposed how patriarchy was woven into the fiber of society and its […]

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Today in Herstory: Seven Suffragists Invade Manhattan’s Financial District

Founding Feminists is the FMF’s daily herstory column. July 10, 1908: Harriot Stanton Blatch and six young suffragists invaded Manhattan’s financial district earlier today, and had much better success with its inhabitants than they did with the police. Before even arriving at the first stop, the one-vehicle automobile procession down Broadway attracted a good deal […]

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Today in Herstory: The International Council of Women Convenes in Berlin

June 17, 1904: It’s been quite a day here in Berlin’s Philharmonic Hall, as delegates of Women’s National Councils from as far away as New Zealand assembled for an International Council of Women, the first such gathering since they last met in London five years ago.

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Today in Herstory: NAWSA Releases Pro-Suffrage Film

June 15, 1912: Always eager to take advantage of any opportunity to promote the cause, the National American Woman Suffrage Association (N.A.W.S.A.) has made the first pro-suffrage motion picture.