National Woman’s Party activists made it plain that they will criticize anyone who retreats even slightly from the front lines of the battle until the Susan B. Anthony (woman suffrage) Amendment is ratified.
“As soon as every woman has a man, the women will get peaceful … Is there any suffragette in the world who would not give up her principles for a nice man?” asked New York Mayor William Gaynor.
“Women don’t need men half as bad as men need women, anyway,” Rheta Childe Dorr quipped back.
The woman suffrage movement’s youngest supporters may be among its most thoughtful and articulate if those who spoke earlier this afternoon at the Brooklyn Woman Suffrage Association’s headquarters are any example.
Charges were dismissed against all five defendants arrested on April 15th for distributing contraceptive information in violation of Section 1142 of the New York State Penal Code.
Clearly not reluctant to venture into hostile territory in search of converts, Edith Bailey, Harriot Stanton Blatch, and several other suffragists just held a rally near the church of militant anti-suffragist Reverend Charles Henry Parkhurst on Manhattan’s Madison Square.
Legislation to establish a Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) got final Congressional approval today with a Senate vote of 38 to 27. It passed the House on March 17th by a vote of 249 to 86.
Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) was one of the nation’s first investigative journalists who launched the nation’s first anti-lynching campaign in 1892. It is only fitting that the journalism establishment of the U.S.—which once derided Ida B. Wells and her campaign—recognize her worth in 2020 and finally place her in canon where she belongs.
Carrie B. Kilgore, Pennsylvania’s first female lawyer, has been trying to win the right to practice before all of the Keystone State’s courts for over 12 years. Today, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court accredited her as an attorney permitted to argue cases before it.
Four months after representatives of 26 countries met and pledged to fight alongside each other until the Axis powers surrender unconditionally, these “United Nations” have been asked to liberate their own female citizens now
Having realized the horrors of illegal abortions in 1969 when her best friend was forced to undergo an illegal procedure, she knew something must be done. That is why in 1991 after years of tirelessly advocating for reproductive justice, Schorr pitched the idea of a national independent fund for poor women who were unable to pay for safe and legal abortions.