Gloria Steinem got a standing ovation today at the National Press Club, and the fact that she was applauded by an audience in which women slightly outnumbered men was proof of how much things can change when feminists are determined to change them.
Ethel Byrne, imprisoned birth control advocate, is fully resisting jailhouse authorities today.
A stunning and landmark victory today in the 152-year battle over abortion rights in the United States.
Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) is in town to talk about her Presidential campaign, which has been running informally since July, but will be officially launched four days from now. Gloria Steinem is here as well, generating publicity for the first stand-alone issue of “Ms.” magazine.
Margaret Sanger is going on trial tomorrow. But she’s not backing down.
The Equal Rights Amendment got a major boost today when President Eisenhower became the first Chief Executive to include a call for its passage in a Presidential message to Congress.
Expanded picket lines require more banners, so four more have been added. All the banners ask one of two questions: “MR. PRESIDENT, HOW LONG MUST WOMEN WAIT FOR LIBERTY?” and “MR. PRESIDENT, WHAT WILL YOU DO FOR WOMAN SUFFRAGE?”
“MR. PRESIDENT, WHAT WILL YOU DO FOR WOMAN SUFFRAGE?”
For the third time in 13 months, “General” Rosalie Jones has successfully led a band of suffrage pilgrims to their destination.
Today Rhode Island and Kentucky became the 23rd and 24th States to ratify, which means that just 12 more are needed to make it the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Though the day started and ended well, an experiment in recruitment along the route was somewhat less than successful.
Fatigue, rain, cold, wind and a muddy up-hill, down-hill road proved worthy adversaries, but “General” Rosalie Jones and her “suffrage army” still advanced twenty-two miles today from Peekskill to Fishkill.
“The weather shall not daunt us. We are going to Albany, and the road lies ahead.”
“Suffrage Army” troops are pushing on toward Albany on Day Two of their march!
On to Albany!
If you’ve been thinking that women seem to be 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.
The campaign for a 20th Amendment, to assure equal rights for women, is quickly taking shape!
For the first time since 1807, when the New Jersey Legislature revoked the right of that State’s unmarried, property-owning women to vote, there is now a part of the United States where a woman – in this case regardless of her marital or economic status – can now legally cast a ballot: The Territory of Wyoming!
American suffragist Alice Paul has been freed from London’s Holloway Prison!
After fifty-five National American Woman Suffrage Association convention delegates vowed to stay in Washington, D.C., all Winter if that was what needed to be done in order to meet with President Wilson, he has finally agreed to receive a N.A.W.S.A. deputation.