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Founding Feminists: September 23, 1923

I have been as one crying in the wilderness to women of wealth and leisure to give over their pleasure and frivolities and do something to justify their existence. I have cried in vain. No reform ever appealed to people who have all they want.

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Founding Feminists: September 20, 1973

Billie Jean King’s 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 rout of Bobby Riggs earlier this evening was a major triumph for women in sports, and for the revitalized feminist movement itself.

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Founding Feminists: September 19, 1893

In an unprecedented victory for the worldwide suffrage movement, the women of New Zealand won full voting rights today!

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Founding Feminists: September 17, 1909

Now that the nation’s largest suffrage organization is situated in such a strategic location, and rent is not a burden, the future of the cause seems very bright.

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Founding Feminists: September 16, 1918

There has been more progress in the past five years than in the sixty-five that preceded it, so “more of the same” by both factions should produce the result that all suffragists desire: “Votes for Women” in all 48 States, and permanently assured.

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Founding Feminists: September 12, 1967

Are being quite young, very attractive, and an unmarried woman “bona fide occupational qualifications” for being a flight attendant?

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Founding Feminists: September 11, 1917

Over the past eight months, pickets have endured extreme cold and heavy snow, then rain, heat and humidity, criticism from more conservative suffragists, attacks by mobs, and finally arrests and lengthy sentences in the harshest of prisons.

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Founding Feminists: September 10, 1920

Debt-free and with their initial task happily accomplished, the National Woman’s Party can now move on toward their new goal of total equality.

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Founding Feminists: September 9, 1912

“The suffrage having been given to you, it is not only your right but your duty to exercise it. You are false to your duty as citizens and as women if you fail to register and vote.”

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Founding Feminists: September 6, 1920

Now that the fight over “Votes for Women” has moved from the State Legislatures to the courts, the process of dismantling the political machine that brought about the victory has begun.

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Founding Feminists: September 5, 1910

In a very encouraging sign, a majority of the over 70,000 marchers in New York City’s Labor Day Parade this afternoon were women.

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NASA Selects 8 New Astronauts, Half are Women

On Monday, the National Aeronautics and Space Association (NASA) announced eight new astronaut trainees. The trainees, half of whom are women, will train to explore low-Earth orbit, an asteroid, and Mars starting in August.