Today in Feminist History: Amelia Earhart Fights for the Equal Rights Amendment (September 22, 1932)

“I know from practical experience of the discriminations which confront women when they enter an occupation where men have priority in opportunity, advancement and protection. In aviation the Department of Commerce recognizes no legal differences between men and women licensed to fly. I feel that similar equality should be carried into all fields of endeavor, so that men and women may achieve without handicap because of sex.”

DeVos Threatens Rights of Rape Survivors—But California is Fighting Back

Since 2016, when the Trump Administration rescinded Obama-era guidance on how schools should handle reports of sexual violence, colleges nationwide have struggled to responsibly respond in a way that’s fair and does not retraumatize the survivor. Survivors and advocates in California have decided to take matters into our own hands.

We want to protect students’ safety and access to education. California Senate Bill 493 would do exactly that.

The People Want to Wait: Polling Shows Voters Want Election Winner to Fill SCOTUS Vacancy

62 percent of adult Americans believe that the vacancy should be filled by the winner of the upcoming election between Trump and Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden, while only 23 percent disagreed (the rest said they were unsure).

Additionally, eight out of 10 Democrats and five out of 10 Republicans agreed that the appointment should until after the winner of the November election is announced.

Today in Feminist History: Tennessee’s Ratification Is No Longer Crucial (September 21, 1920)

So, though September 21, 1920, may not be as historic as August 18th, when the 19th Amendment was ratified by the required 36 of 48 States, or August 26th, when the Secretary of State officially proclaimed it a part of the U.S. Constitution, today is still an important one in the march toward women’s equality, as the last potential barrier to full implementation of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment in time for the nationwide elections in November has been removed!

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Created the Playbook for Feminist Barrier-Breaking

RBG taught us grand generosity, wisdom, wit and the need to presume some modicum of good will on all sides: “She left us the playbook.”

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf shares three RBG anecdotes—”not only on account of their stand-alone brilliance, but because when considered as a collective, they offer a blueprint for success in the mighty trio of life, love and the law that she exemplifies.”