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.”

Seven Indomitable Women of World War II

From Jane Vialle—such an expert at coding that the Nazis couldn’t uncover her secrets—to Nancy Wake—who killed a Nazi with her bare bands—there are so many extraordinary women of the WWII era who we have not heard enough about. These women rejected the entrenched prejudices of gender, race, disability and religion, to achieve incredible feats.

‘Welcome To History’: MLK’s Legacy Lives on in March for Black Lives

Thousands of Americans of all races came from far and wide Friday on the 57th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom for a slightly different kind of march.

“For so many of us, to say that the march was empowering is to make the experience too simple, too light. To be in one place with so many Black people of different hues, religions, regional dialects standing in solidarity and single purpose was life changing. For my younger friends, it also brought to life the photos in history books.”

Women in Science Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Helps Close Gaps in Women’s History

Despite educators’ tendency to discourage students from using Wikipedia, Wikipedia is so much more than a source or a final destination. It’s a portal into other sources. Adding to and enhancing that portal to include knowledge and perspectives hitherto suppressed or marginalized is an important political project.

Join the Women in Science Wikipedia edit-a-thon on Monday, Aug. 31, from 12p.m.-2p.m. ET—part of an effort to increase the representation of women on Wikipedia and to close the editor and content based gender gaps on the site.

“When Women Vote”: Celebrating Protest, Power and Progress

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the suffrage amendment, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County opened up a new digital exhibit: “Rise Up LA: A Century of Votes for Women” on August 18.

The virtual discussion series is organized around three questions:

How have women’s protests changed history? Why don’t women’s votes put more women in power? And what are today’s women fighting for?

Weekend Reading: It’s Time for a New Social Contract

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: The U.N. secretary-general’s calls for a new social contract and equal opportunities for all; feminist foreign policy; Wyoming women are underrepresented; RepresentWomen’s latest report on ranked choice voting; the anniversary of the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention; the anniversary of the National Association of Colored Women; and suggested #FeministReading.

Today in Feminist​ History: 19th Amendment Gains Bicameral Approval (June 4, 1919)

Forty-one years after the Susan B. Anthony Amendment was first introduced into Congress for the purpose of banning sex discrimination at all polling places in the U.S., today’s Senate vote of 56 to 25 finished the process of gaining the approval of two-thirds of both houses of Congress, and sends the proposed 19th Amendment to the States, where three-fourths (36 of 48) must ratify for it to become part of the U.S. Constitution.