Although drug mifepristone is most commonly used for early abortion, Beth Jordan, MD., explains why it should also be widely available to treat life-saving medical and mental health conditions that disproportionately impact women.
White House Hires First Openly Transgender Official
Raffi Freedman-Gurspan has made history this morning when President Obama appointed her to serve as an official in the White House.
Today in Herstory: National Woman’s Party Begins ERA Campaign
July 21, 1923: The National Women’s Party’s campaign for a Constitutional amendment guaranteeing equal rights for women and men has officially been kicked off!
Today in Herstory: Suffragists, Across Divides, Continue Political Efforts
July 16, 1920: Both factions of the suffrage movement were quite busy today.
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 […]
Today in Herstory: Democratic Nominee for President Urges His Paty to Reconsider Suffrage
July 7, 1920: To the surprise of many long-time suffragists and veteran political observers, it’s starting to look as if it may be Democrats, not Republicans, who will be responsible for the final step needed to put woman suffrage into the Constitution.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Sentenced to Three Days in Jail for Picketing the White House
July 6, 1917: Three days in jail was the sentence Judge Mullowney reluctantly imposed today in Washington, D.C.’s Police Court on eleven of the suffragists who took part in a “Silent Sentinel” picketing of the White House on July 4th.
Today in Herstory: Republican Party Officially Endorses ERA in Party Platform
June 26, 1940: “We favor submission by Congress to the States of an amendment to the Constitution providing for equal rights for men and women.”
Today in Herstory: NYC Bar Refusing Service to Women Will Face a Federal Suit
June 24, 1969: As a result of being refused service at one of New York City’s “men only” bars in January, Karen DeCrow and Faith Seidenberg, members of the National Organization for Women, filed a Federal suit today.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Arrested, Detained for Protesting Outside the White House
June 22, 1917: After enduring bitter cold, snow, rain, heat, humidity and attacks by unruly mobs over the past five months of picketing President Wilson by standing along the White House fence, two members of today’s contingent of “Silent Sentinel” suffragists encountered a new challenge.
Today in Herstory: Susan B. Anthony Will Be Sentenced for Voting in November
June 18, 1873: Susan B. Anthony has been found guilty of having “illegally” voted in last November’s General Election.
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.
Today in Herstory: Eleanor Roosevelt Wants a Woman President
June 16, 1937: One day a woman will be elected President! That’s the assurance of the woman who currently lives in the White House, Eleanor Roosevelt.
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.
Today in Herstory: Theodore Roosevelt Comes Out in Support of Suffrage
June 12, 1912: Teddy Roosevelt has just endorsed woman suffrage! Better yet, he plans to work at the Republican National Convention in Chicago next week to get a suffrage plank in the party’s platform.
Today in Herstory: Alice Paul Attacks the Republican Party on Suffrage
June 11, 1920: Alice Paul escalated the war of words outside the Republican National Convention today.
Today in Herstory: President Kennedy Signs the Equal Pay Act into Law
June 10, 1963: Almost two decades of effort by women’s groups paid off today when President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act.
Today in Herstory: Two Victories Have Been Won Against Workplace Gender Discrimination!
June 9, 1970: Two long overdue developments today, one in regard to an Executive Order by a former President, and another about a Task Force appointed last year by the present Chief Executive.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Demand Chicago Republicans Do More for the Vote
June 8, 1920: One hundred and twenty-five National Woman’s Party members surrounded the Chicago Coliseum on this first day of picketing.
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Amendment Set for Ratification
May 26, 1919: Despite the frantic efforts of opponents, the Susan B. Anthony (nationwide woman suffrage) Amendment appears to be on the verge of final passage by Congress, and being sent to the States for ratification.