After a 30-year career in Major League Baseball (MLB), Kim Ng has been named the first female general manager of a national American baseball team, the Miami Marlins. Ng began her career as an intern with the Chicago White Sox, moving up through the ranks of an organization dominated by men and working with teams […]
Kamala Harris Becomes First Female VP-Elect in U.S. History
On Saturday, after days of uncertainty, the 2020 election was called for Vice President Joe Biden, making his running mate Senator Kamala Harris the first female, first Black and first South Asian woman to become Vice President-Elect in U.S. history. “So, I’m thinking about her and about the generations of women — Black Women. Asian, […]
Rep. Maloney Announces the Smithsonian Women’s History Act
Today Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) introduced the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act, which has 293 cosponsors and is expected to go to the U.S. House floor for a vote tomorrow afternoon. This bill will establish a Smithsonian museum dedicated to women’s history on the National Mall. “We are […]
Astronaut Christina Koch Returns to Earth after Record-Breaking Spaceflight
On Thursday morning NASA astronaut Christina Koch returned to Earth, marking the end of her 328 day-long journey in space. Koch follows in the footsteps of Peggy Whitson, who previously held the record of 288 days for the longest single spaceflight by a woman. During her time in space, Koch achieved yet another milestone for […]
FMF President Eleanor Smeal Inducted into National Women’s Hall of Fame
Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame this weekend for her many achievements and contributions to the United States women’s movement.
Saudi Women Prepare to Vote for the First Time
Women in Saudi Arabia registered to vote over the weekend, preparing to participate for the first time in local elections this December.
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.