Women’s Suffrage: 95 Years Later and Still Much to be Done

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Following the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, women spent over seven decades tirelessly campaigning and organizing in efforts to secure the right to vote. Success came when Congress passed, and President Woodrow Wilson signed, the 19th Amendment in 1920. But women’s work did not stop there. Today, women continue to empower our electorate and democracy. In every presidential […]

Carrie Chapman Catt: Suffrage Pioneer

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This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder Women who have made history—and those who are making history right now. Join us each day as we bring you the stories of iconic and soon-to-be-famous feminist change-makers. Pioneering suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt was instrumental in the fight to ensure women’s suffrage and empower new […]

Votes for Women! 7 Vintage Suffrage Valentines

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Reprinted with permission from the League of Women Voters February 14th isn’t just Valentine’s Day—it’s also League of Women Voters’ Day! The League was founded by suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt on February 14, 1920. Catt was instrumental in helping pass the 19th Amendment, which secured women the right to vote. Ever since, the League has been at the forefront of […]

Put Down That Barbie (2013 Edition)–And Find Empowering Dolls!

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For centuries, dolls have helped children develop their socioemotional skills by teaching them how to empathize with others. Last year, dolls raked in nearly $2.7 billion in sales, making them one of the toy industry’s biggest items. However, not all of today’s dolls offer emotionally healthy experiences for children. Increasingly, parents are speaking out against […]

Put Down That Barbie! A (Non-Gendered) Gift Guide for Girls

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Dress-up wedding collections for your little “bride-to-be.” Pretty LEGOs to help her build beauty shops. Dolls skinnier than Barbie and sexier than Bratz. Pink vacuum cleaners and cleaning trolleys, makeup kits and kitchen sets. I spoke with Jennifer Pozner, founder and executive director of Women in Media and News, about the effects of toy gendering […]