Arlene Pieper spent five decades not knowing she deserved a spot in sport history and women’s history, before being celebrated as the first woman to run a sanctioned marathon.
We remember Nawal El Saadawi, the renowned Egyptian feminist, physician, writer and activist, as our charismatic and outspoken mentor.
Judy Irola’s mission—besides teaching the artistic and technical aspects of camera and lighting—was to help women pursue careers behind the camera.
On Feb. 24, the world lost a bright light whose fiery passion matched her signature red hair: my friend, Sue Ellen Allen.
Indefatigable. Courageous breast cancer survivor. Former inmate. Humble. Gracious. Generous. Vulnerable.
Peg Snyder, the founding director of Unifem, now folded into UN Women, died on Jan. 26, 2021, after a brief illness while staying in Syracuse, N.Y., near her relatives and the city where she was born.
Iconic feminist sex educator Betty Dodson—the godmother of female masturbation—passed away late last year at the age 91.
When I interviewed many of the women who had known her, and were truly inspired by her over the years, it became apparent to me that she had always been this force of nature, so powerful in her enthusiastic embrace of a woman’s innate right to own her erotic power that she convinced her own mother to pose naked for her at the beginning of her career as an erotic artist.
The obituaries of remarkable women are frequently overlooked. One of these women is Joan Dempsey Klein, a feminist California appellate court judge and a champion of women’s rights.
Afghanistan’s first female lieutenant general, Suhaila Siddiq, died on Dec. 4 at Daoud Khan military hospital in Kabul—the same hospital where she served as one of the top surgeons in the country for 36 years.
“After one especially deadly attack, she performed surgery for 24 hours straight. When a patient desperately needed a pint of blood one day, she donated it herself.”
Helen Reddy, whose 1972 hit “I Am Woman” sold over a million copies and voiced what so many women were feeling but dared not express out loud, died on September 29; she was 78.
Justice Ginsburg took seriously the human dignity of women and girls and her jurisprudence represented that. She understood the myriad ways in which state violence: physical, economic and psychological undercuts women’s potential and undermines their safety, liberty, equality, autonomy and privacy.