Tag Archives: History

Map of the Day: The states that granted women’s suffrage before it was cool

TweetThe Washington Post points us to this old map that was distributed at a congressional hearing on women’s suffrage on March 3, 1914. The states in red are the ones that had already given women (which often meant white women) the right to vote. Those mostly western states gave the burgeoning suffrage movement an edge up. Since women were [...]
Also tagged , , , | Comments closed

Quick Hit: Why I Visit Sites of Slavery

TweetWhen Ani DiFranco decided to host a creative retreat at the Nottoway Plantation, she clearly didn’t think about what kind of statement she was making. It is evident that she did not stop to consider how hosting a retreat at a plantation that at one point enslaved 150 humans helps to reinforce our historical amnesia [...]
Also tagged , , | Comments closed

Britain posthumously pardons scientist it chemically castrated

TweetAlan Turing was a genius, a brilliant mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and considered the father of computer science and artificial intelligence. He helped crack the Enigma Code used by Nazis and, many historians argue, is responsible for shortening World War Two by two years, saving countless lives and ensuring victory for the Allies. So, why was this [...]
Also tagged , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetBy Katie and Alexandra   Dear Republicans: it’s pretty simple. If you want to help the economy, you will support immigration reform and not shutting down the government. Get it? Saudi activists to launch a national “drive-in” encouraging women to break the country’s ban on driving while female.  Some good, old-fashioned rape encouragement! A short [...]
Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Daisy Bates was a boss

Tweet Tomorrow marks the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. As Katie noted yesterday, there are quite a few details that are omitted in the retelling of this landmark, cultural, social, political shift of an event to our generation and younger. A significant omission is the erasure of Daisy Bates, [...]
Also tagged , , , , | Comments closed

Feministing In Your Inbox

Sign up for our Newsletter to stay in touch with Feministing
and receive regular updates and exclusive content.

167 queries. 0.621 seconds