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Gender Equity Quiz: Would Your College Pass AAUW’s 1914 Accreditation Test?

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aauw.org - Just because U.S. colleges finally started opening their doors to women in the 19th century doesn’t mean they offered women the same experience as men. After struggling to be admitted, many women h...

Madam C. J. Walker, self-made millionaire - Amazing Women In History

amazingwomeninhistory.com - “I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the busine...

Grants and Prizes

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womenshistoryassociation.com - The WHAI offers two important Prizes in the field of Irishwomen’s/gender history 1. The MacCurtain/Cullen Essay Prize in Irishwomen’s History The Women’s History Association of Ireland awards an an...

National Portrait Gallery Won't Remove Bust Of Planned Parenthood Founder

npr.org - The National Portrait Gallery says it has no plans to heed calls by conservatives and anti-abortion activists to remove a bust of Margaret Sanger from an exhibit on civil rights. Sanger, who died i...

Rose Schneiderman, labour union pioneer - Amazing Women In History

amazingwomeninhistory.com - “The life of men and women is so cheap and property is so sacred. There are so many of us for one job it matters little if 140-odd are burned to death.” Rose Schneiderman Rose Schneiderman was a pr...

Fanny Blankers-Koen, wife, mother, and four-time Olympic gold medalist - Amazing Women In History

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Fanny Blankers-Koen (1918–2004) was a Dutch Olympic athlete known as the Flying Housewife. In the 1948 Olympics in London, the 30-year-old mother of two won four gold medals and set world records —...

It didn’t start with Limbaugh and Trump: The deep roots of the GOP’s war on women

historynewsnetwork.org - ... Few politicians did much to move the needle toward anything resembling gender equality, but it was President Nixon who first threw women under the political bus of Movement Conservatism. Desper...

Her Virginal Members: Chastity and Sexual Desire in the Middle Ages

notchesblog.com - In medieval North Yorkshire, around 1160, Aelred of Rievaulx finally responded to his sister’s request for a guide to being a good recluse, writing the De institutione inclusarum or ‘Rule of Life f...

Indra Devi, Mother of Western Yoga - Amazing Women In History

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Today I’m happy to share with you a post by Susan Abernethy, a historian, prolific & talented blogger, and yogini! Please be sure to check out the blog Saints, Sisters, and Sluts where Susan is a c...

Lydia Huntley Sigourney | Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame

cwhf.org - The “Sweet Singer of Hartford,” for whom Sigourney Street was named, was one of the first American women to succeed at a literary career. A teacher, born in Norwich, Conn., Lydia Huntley moved to H...

The Boredom of Dark History: Women's Histories and Jack the Ripper Narratives

paulmullins.wordpress.com - Last week neighbors in London’s East End were dismayed that a planned women’s history museum had taken an unexpected turn.  Rather than “retell the story of the East End through the eyes, voices, e...

Book Review: “Queen’s Mate” by Pauline Matarasso

flhwnotesandreviews.com - The full title of this book is “Queen’s Mate: Three women of power in France on the eve of the Renaissance”. I have to confess I almost didn’t buy this book. My research in to Anne of France, the u...

Lange on Tetrault, 'The Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women's Suffrage Movement, 1848-1898' | H-SHEAR

networks.h-net.org - Lisa Tetrault. The Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women's Suffrage Movement, 1848-1898. Gender and American Culture Series. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. xiv + 279 pp...

Katharine McCormick, biologist & millionaire philanthropist - Amazing Women In History

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amazingwomeninhistory.com - Katharine Dexter McCormick is a name that every woman today should know, because your life would probably be very different today if it wasn’t for her. Katharine funded what The New York Times call...

Wilma Rudolph, Olympic gold medalist & civil rights pioneer - Amazing Women In History

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amazingwomeninhistory.com - Wilma Rudolph (1940–1994) was considered the fastest woman in the world in the ‘60s, and the first American woman to win three gold medals in track & field in the 1960 Olympics. This was the first ...

125 Meredith Moments Blog

meredith.edu - (click image to enlarge) This is a photograph of the first ten graduates of Meredith College (then known as Baptist Female University). These ten women, often referred to as the “Immortal Ten,” gra...

It's back to work at the hellhole of political correctness and man-hating that is the modern university

historiann.com - My sabbatical is over!  I went back to the classroom today, and was immediately attacked by Ellen Jamesian undergraduates for assigning a book about rape without posting a trigger warning on my syl...

EMMA GOLDMAN LECTURES ON BIRTH CONTROL IN PORTLAND

michaelhelquist.com - EMMA GOLDMAN LECTURES ON BIRTH CONTROL IN PORTLAND EMMA GOLDMAN LECTURES ON BIRTH CONTROL IN PORTLAND   Escapes Arrest in 1914 Tour  Portlander Objects to Talk as Lewd and Immoral  Ben Reitman, Man...

A New ‘Portrait of Plath’: Alumna’s Typewriter Among Items in Smithsonian Exhibit « - Smith College Grécourt Gate Smith College Grécourt Gate

smith.edu - 1While showing students some items this summer from the college’s Sylvia Plath Collection, Karen Kukil discovered that they were stumped by one object in particular. A manual typewriter—the same on...

All About Battling Bella Abzug

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womenshistory.about.com - Known for: feminism, peace activism, first Jewish Congresswoman (1971-1976), organization founder, instituted Women's Equality Day. Her large hats and fiery personality brought her considerable pub...

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