I wanted to be Marie, not Sally. Who wants to be the ingénue when you can live an interesting life, battle your demons and, at the end of the day, be remembered for always being different?
Among those lost in 2016 is one of the leading feminist intellectual minds of women’s interior lives—but her work can and should inspire the next generation.
Reprinted with permission from Veteran Feminists of America Veteran Feminists of America mourns the passing of Mary Eastwood, a founder of NOW and a member of VFA’s board since day one. Mary died at her home in Madison, Wisconsin October 11, 2015 of congestive heart failure. Mary was a cohort of the late, great Catherine East, VFA’s first honoree, who had […]
Grace Lee Boggs, accomplished author, feminist, tireless community organizer and champion of civil rights, died “peacefully in her sleep” yesterday at her home in Detroit. She was 100 years old. Born June 27, 1915 in Providence, Rhode Island to Chinese immigrants, Boggs grew up in Jackson Heights, Queens. At 16, she enrolled in Barnard College, graduating in 1935 […]
President Obama will award the 2014 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to a record number of women this year. For the first time since both medals began to be awarded—in 1997—more than 50 percent of recipients are women. Out of a total of 18 individuals receiving arts and humanities medals this year (not […]
Ninety-five years ago Tuesday, the state of Tennessee ratified the 19th Amendment, thus securing the right to vote for American women. Tennessee was the 36th state to ratify the amendment on August 18, 1920, pushing the amendment past the two-thirds majority of states that women needed. But the vote was a close one: It only passed when Harry Burn, a […]
Sandia National Laboratories, one of three of the national security labs run under the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, recently made a groundbreaking staff change. Earlier this summer, the lab announced that Jill M. Hruby would take over the role of president and director of the facility, effective July 17. She’s the first […]
“Bring the juice!” is Spurs coach Becky Hammon’s favorite phrase, and she uses it often to motivate her players, demanding energy and confidence in every game. Showing yet again that she takes her own advice and runs with it, Hammon, who already made history earlier this summer as the first woman head coach of an […]
New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously voted to grant the Stonewall Inn, the site of the 1969 Stonewall riots that sparked the modern LGBTQ rights movement, city landmark status Tuesday. This is the first time the city has primarily recognized a landmark for its contribution to LGBTQ history. Police raided the Stonewall Inn, a […]
On June 18, 1983, 32 years ago Thursday, Sally Ride climbed into the cockpit of the space shuttle Challenger to become the first American woman in space. Ride spent six days in orbit, deploying satellites and operating a robotic arm, and returned to earth a feminist hero. “I don’t think I appreciated how much of […]