How Our Fierce Feminist Grandmothers Fought to Claim Their Space

They learned how to verbalize their resistance to hecklers and harassers. They learned to submit, punch, kick and fight back against sexual assailants. Most importantly, they learned that they had the right to stand up, speak up and physically claim their own space.

The Untold Story of a Feminist Legend: DOLORES Sheds New Light on an Activist Icon

A new, award-winning documentary finally tells the story of Dolores Huerta’s life-long fight for justice and equality.

From the Salem Witch Trials to Desiree Fairooz: On the Criminalization of Female Laughter

In January, Desiree Fairooz was arrested for laughing during Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing. It seems ridiculous—but her indictment is not without precedent.

100 Years Ago, The South Elected Its First Woman Mayor

In 1916, 33-year-old widow Marian Newhall Horwitz made the difficult decision to leave her affluent Philadelphia life behind and move to frontier Florida.

Remembering Sheila Michaels, Champion of “Ms.” and Equality

Michaels, who passed away on June 22, was a champion for women’s equality—and an insistent advocate for the adoption of “Ms.” not just in the feminist movement, but the mainstream.

Ladies in Space: Women Make Up Nearly Half of NASA’s 2017 Astronaut Class

The women chosen for this year’s astronaut class—Zena Cardman, Jasmin Moghbeli, Jessica Watkins, Loral O’Hara and Kayla Barron—are the new idols of this generation.

Never the Ingénue: A Tribute to Carrie Fisher

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?

Remembering Sandra Lee Bartky as We Fight On

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.

Nasty Women, Meet Gobby Women

Trump’s “nasty woman” remark at the last debate was rooted in a long tradition of misogyny, and you need look no further than the Glasgow Women’s Library to prove it.

Remembering Mary Eastwood

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 […]

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